Respect for "the other" is part and parcel of respecting oneself, said Sarah Silberstrom, a representative from the Ministry of Education at a recent conference aimed at addressing the dilemmas facing Arab teachers working in Israeli schools.
"But what about Yom HaNakba," interrupted an audience member, Lubna Hadija, referring to the day on which Palestinians commemorate the Nakba - "catastroph
The moon could have its own holy ark and Sefer Torah within three years, thanks to a crowd-funded initiative to land a sacred scroll on the lunar surface.
The Torah on the Moon project is asking people worldwide, Jewish and non-Jewish, to "buy" a letter in the specially-designed, 5in Torah, which will be launched in an unmanned spacecraft and left on the moon in a special capsule-like ark.
On the way up, all I could see were the clouds.They were blurring the view of the peak, but as we edged closer the scene began to look a little spooky as the silhouette of the mountain-top restaurant, Tête de Solaise, began to emerge through the misty white.