An RJ-ARZA collaboration. A guide to all 40 IMPJ congregations, with worship and contact information and a color-coded Visitor’s Map of every community. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
Rolene Marks. Innovative eateries intermixing immigrant culinary traditions and Middle Eastern and Asian accents: Yakomono, Mul Yam, Max’s, Dr. Shakshuka, Bouza, Mr. Lachuch, Mukhtar, Shegar Ethiopian Restaurant, Kfar Hanokdim, Arcadia. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
Darryl Egnal. Israel is now a world leader in green innovation—& many initiatives are open to the eco-traveler. Article covers: Ariel Sharon Park/Mount Hiriya, Vertico Eco-Art Village, Neve Midbar, Chai Negev, Mitzpe Revivim, Nitzana Educational Community & Solar Park, Ezuz - Zimmerbus, Kibbutz Lotan, Ketura Sun, The Ecological Greenhouse—Kibbutz Ein Shemer, Agamon Hula Lake Ornithologial and Nature Park, Mitzpe Hayamim. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
Ori J. Lenkinski. An insider’s TLVStyle fashion tour by Galit Reisman introduces visitors to behind-the-scenes Tel Aviv designers Chen Fuchs, Maria Berman, Muslin Brothers, Sivan Moshkovitz, and others, and reveals much about 21st century Israeli culture. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
Abigail Klein Leichman. Experiencing what it’s like to be old, deaf, or blind…operating Leonardo da Vinci’s canal lock, virtually meeting the pre-State volunteer fighters…. Profiles of museums/exhibitions: Invitation to Silence, Dialogue with Time, Dialogue in the Dark, Design Museum: Holon, MadaTech, Palmach Museum. Sidebar on seven Other Innovative Museums. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
A Reform Movement collaboration. Cultural insight into the 40 Progressive communities affiliated with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism. Sidebar on ARZA. Part of RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Summer 2013.
interview with Rabbi Meir Azari. How the fee-for-service models at The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism might be applied to URJ congregations across North America. Summer 2012.
Jeremi Suri. After the 1973 Yom Kippur War, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger almost singlehandedly reshaped the balance of power in the Middle East—a balance which reigned in the region for nearly 40 years. How did Kissinger’s escape from Nazi Germany impact his foreign policy? And now, with populist Arab uprisings, how will history judge his legacy? Winter 2011.
Martin Sherman. India - the world's most populous democracy - and Israel - the world's most beleaguered democracy - have developed a vibrant relationship that could well change the geopolitical landscape in one of the world's most volatile regions. Winter 2010.
Daniel Rogov. Chart of the best Israeli restaurants with an emphasis on native cuisine, some kosher and some not. Part of The RJ Insider’s Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008. In PDF format.
Daniel Rogov. A behind-the-scenes look at why and how restaurants in Israel have transformed to become top dining destinations. Part of The RJ Insider's Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008.
Gail Barzilay. A guide to the well-known and the unknown museum and gallery destinations throughout the country. Part of The RJ Insider's Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008.
Andrew Davids. The innovative ways in which Reform congregations can deepen their experience of visiting the Jewish state. Part of The RJ Insider's Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008.
Gerry Aronow. Less known tourism destinations in the Dead Sea area of Israel. Part of The RJ Insider's Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008.
Aron & Judith Hirt-Manheimer. A variety of Israel spa and other destinations for the traveler seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Part of The RJ Insider's Guide to Israel Travel. Spring 2008.
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer. The factors underlying the dramatic increase in the number of North American Reform Jews making aliyah. Spring 2008.
Bonny V. Fetterman. The MASA initiative brings 18- to 30-year-olds to Israel to experience life there firsthand while pursuing their own life's goals. Winter 2007.
Robert Orkand. A Reform rabbi's reflection on how a Christian-Muslim-Jewish pilgrimage to the Holy Land brought the group face to face with conditioned prejudices, and helped them to see Israel through each other's eyes. Fall 2007.
Barbara Simon. "How exactly had the Hebrew I'd loved since childhood evolved from a sacred tongue to a living language? I made a pilgrimage to Israel to find out." Fall 2004.
Rachel Mehlsak. "A 10-day birthright Israel trip provided countless discoveries about myself, those around me, and Israel." Fall 2004
Al Vorspan. "Celebrating my 80th birthday in Jerusalem, I was acutely aware of the profound social justice challenges faced today by Israeli society--and the perils of suicide bombing." Fall 2004.
Joy Weinberg. Exploration of unique Israeli adventures such as snuba, camel riding, and visiting the largest spring migration site for birds in the world. Part of "Israel at 50" pullout guide produced in conjunction with the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Fall 1997.
Aron and Judith Hirt-Manheimer. "What would it be like to revisit Jerusalem, the place where we met and vowed our love in a field of wizened olive trees and scarlet spring poppies? Could Israel still work its magic on us?" Part of "Israel at 50" pullout guide produced in conjunction with the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Fall 1997.