August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Israeli man buys Palestinian new bike

An Israeli Jewish man bought a Palestinian girl a new bicycle after border guards took and broke hers.  Sami Jolles donated the pink bike, according to The Times of Israel. More...

Peru’s president leads Philharmonic

MAKING MUSIC…

The president of Peru, whose father was a Jewish refugee, conducted Israel’s Philharmonic Orchestra during the playing of the Peruvian national anthem at a concert in Lima.  More...

In Israeli first, Orthodox shul hires female leader

In a first for an Orthodox congregation in Israel, a woman has been hired as a spiritual leader at a Jerusalem synagogue.  Karmit Feintuch will serve at the Ramban synagogue alongside Rabbi Benny Lau, The Jerusalem Post reported. More...