Profiles

Meet Ashraf Jabari: The Palestinian populist

He shatters myths about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, finding his greatest Israeli allies in his quest for peace and normalcy among those living in Jewish settlements.

No one braids like the Challah Prince [VIDEO]

How do you make a Challah Prince?

Start with an Israeli born in Tel Aviv named Idan Chabasov, 35. Place him in Berlin with water, flour, yeast, sugar, and egg yolks. Mix with experience as a social media marketer. Add four years in art school in Tel Aviv specializing in animation. Leave to rise, isolated, during a coronavirus pandemic, allowing ample time and space for creative experiments with challah dough. And voila, or rather, challah

An American prophet in Berlin

Richard Grenell had been making the German-American relationship more open and honest than ever before and holding Germany accountable to their ethical, historical and political obligations.

‘Unorthodox’s’ Aaron Altaras: The Jewish-German Ryan Gosling?

Blame it on his multi-ethnic looks and theatrical versatility, Altaras is not pigeonholed into Jewish roles — to his delight. He was bummed the shooting of his next series in which he plays a Turkish German boxer was interrupted by the coronavirus — as was his Passover trip to Israel. He would have loved to hang with the cast of “Unorthodox,” and maybe some new fans.

Interview with Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of Chabad Berlin

„Wir werden nicht untergehen“, sagt Teichtal, der 1996 „mit einem Einwegticket“ aus New York nach Berlin kam. „Wir sind froh, wir sind stolz“, gibt er zur Antwort, „sie bringen Dunkelheit, wir bringen Licht, wir werden uns nie verstecken, wir werden uns nicht unterkriegen lassen, auf keinen Fall! Never, ever, ever!“ Teichtal fordert „Nulltoleranz gegen Intoleranz“ und findet es befremdlich, „dass höchste Repräsentanten der deutschen Regierung einem Land, das Israel vernichten will, zum 40. Jahrestag der Revolution gratulieren“. Er gesteht den Deutschen ein ehrliches Bemühen um ein tolerantes Deutschland zu, sagt aber auch, dass die deutsche Gesellschaft dafür etwas tun muss: „Manchmal fehlt mir die Zivilcourage“.

Actress Rafaëlle Cohen Explores Israelis’ Love of Berlin

Of her time in the European hot spot, Cohen said, “First of all, I felt the presence of Israelis in Berlin who had true open minds. And I know there was a movement of Israelis for many years to Berlin, and it fascinated me to see that the flower that blossomed out of the crack of the war was coming back to meet its root. I found that so beautiful.”

Memories of Murder: A Jewish Mother Speaks Out

EXCLUSIVE! Diana Feldmann, a Jewish mother in Germany, speaks out about her teenage daughter’s brutal death at the hands of an illegal Iraqi migrant and the devastating effects on her family–and her adopted country, Germany.

Interview with Ambassador Ric Grenell

He himself has traveled to Israel more times than he can count and calls Jerusalem “one of the most fascinating cities in the world.” But he has also enjoyed Israel for its less controversial claims to fame: its food.

From Williamsburg to Berlin

Upon leaving Berlin for the first time, Feldman felt unnerved and heavy. Her main association with Berlin was the Holocaust. But then, in 2014, while taking part in a documentary on women who left strict, patriarchal communities, she saw a different side of the city. A fun, creative side. A diverse side. A side she could live in.

Israeli Yehuda Poliker brings Greek-infused music to UCLA

Jewish Journal, Nov. 2, 2016 Yehuda Poliker was born in a Haifa, Israel, suburb two years after the founding of the State of Israel, to Greek Jews who survived the deportation from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz. Today, he is considered an Israeli musical icon, having reached career peaks coveted by any Israeli artist: hit singles, platinum …

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A German-Israeli love story

“I still walk in the streets of Israel and Tel Aviv or whatever sometimes, and I think to myself, isn’t it amazing that everyone around me is Jewish? It’s fascinating to me in a way. More than being a good Jew, I’m actually a good Zionist. I really believe in the Jewish state, and it’s amazing how it worked out after all that happened.”

Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries

“People want to buy a product at a fair price,” she says. “Cofix represents fairness. It’s the same with Super Cofix. We’re very fair with the customer. With all our products, we try to offer the best prices. We give them the possibility to choose two for NIS 5 and mix and match products. You don’t have that anywhere else.”

Dorms in the hills

Tirael Cohen leads a new kind of settlement movement

Catching up with Tuvia Tenebom

Orit interviews author Tuvia Tenebom: Jew, undercover German journalist, Ramallah’s most wanted

Interview with Yehudah Glick, the “Smiling Survivor”

Having miraculously survived a late-October assassination attempt, Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick and his supporters are upbeat, and stronger than ever in his status as an ‘extremist’ – of faith

Profile of Mega Producer JR Rotem

Read the original in the Jerusalem Post, August 22, 2011 LOS ANGELES – Jonathan “JR” Rotem’s Israeli background was no secret as he burst onto the pop music scene in 2006 as a hip-hop producing icon, with Rihanna’s chart-topping “S.O.S.” and later building the careers of Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston, and IYAZ. One way of …

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He’s All Right, Jack

Kevin Spacey turns disgraced Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff into an empathetic figure in the new film ‘Casino Jack.’

January 7, 2011; Jerusalem Post Weekend Magazine

Interview with Lead Singer of Terry Poison

The Israeli electro-rock-pop band Terry Poison doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Zionism. They belong more in the European electronic music underground. They sing in English and French about boys and partying. Their wardrobe consists of glittery, metallic bodysuits that outlandish pop sensation Lady Gaga would envy. They don’t consider Diaspora Jews who …

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Meet Mr. & Mrs. JDate

The founder of Jdate finds love. (Update as of 2010 they got divorced.)

Songwriter Solomon Finds Depth, Soul in Jewish Roots

“It’s become more about the wrong things,” he said in an interview at his home in the Hollywood Hills. “That’s why people don’t buy records. They don’t feel attached. It’s not real. It’s more plastic. People like Elton John, Bob Dylan, Sting, Jim Morrison — they were real artists with points of view.”

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