Inspired by his mother's involvement in a Jewish-Muslim women's cooking circle, the idea morphed into what became the inaugural Multicultural Cook-Off. [...] Gorr described the event as "culinary diplomacy", a characterisation which Ms Kapalos agreed with. 

He urged Israel’s Arab population not to think of itself as a separate entity making a distinction between Arabs and Jews. “Let’s all be Israelis,” he said. [...] In a Jewish and democratic state, he said, there will be peace only when there is consensus on all sides on the issue of coexistence.

A hashtag expressing solidarity for the Jewish population of France is gathering traction on Twitter.  #JeSuisJuif began trending shortly after it was revealed a second siege was unfolding at a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

December 13, 2014

The law declaring Israel the state of the Jewish people is not about passing Torah legislation, but concerns accepting the definition of Jewish democracy in a post-modern world.

Ralph Lauren. Donna Karan. Marc Jacobs. Alber Elbaz. Diane von Furstenberg. Arnold Scaasi. Sonia Rykiel. Michael Kors. Calvin Klein. Levi Strauss. Is it mere coincidence that so many Jews have earned international acclaim in the fashion business?

Poland is one of the strongest supporters of Israel in the European Union and this is much appreciated in Tel Aviv.  I believe an important role can be played by the Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, whose permanent exhibition is to open at the end of October 2014.

At the start of the last school year, 10-year-old Nour Aghbariya stood in front of her class in Umm al-Fahm and declared, “I’m half-Jewish, half-Arab, and I’m not ashamed of it.” Nour is the daughter of Hagar, a Jewish woman who grew up on Kibbutz Yagur in northern Israel, and Ala, a Muslim man from Umm al-Fahm. “She wanted to take preventive action.” 

BNV 2013 - Quarter Finals - Washington DC

Brave New Voices (BNV) is the world's first poetry slam dedicated to youth, promoting youth empowerment, intellectual growth as well as artistic development. Watch the 2013 BNV Quarter Finals here.