The Jerusalem Report

The Jerusalem Report is an editorially independent biweekly newsmagazine that offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Founded in 1990, The Jerusalem Report consistently aims to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Diaspora, and honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors.

Why people are living for more years but enjoying life less

We do live longer – a whole lot longer, twice as long as we did a century ago! But prosper? Alas – that is a different ball game.


Amazing Ella Blumenthal: One of the oldest living Holocaust survivors

Despite growing up in Johannesburg, I had never heard of Ella Blumenthal, who was born on July 25, 1921, in Warsaw.


Alcoholism in Israel: Investigating addiction, dependency

The wildly held view that there are no Jewish alcoholics is nourished by alcoholism often being included in general addiction statistics, but it is not entirely accurate.

A deacon's tale from Australia to the Holy Land

Aaron Eime relates his fascinating journey from Australia to Jerusalem.


Essenes: The origins of Christianity lie in this ancient Jewish sect

The key figure for our inquiry was John the Baptist, apparently an Essene.


How same-sex marriage sparked Presbyterian Church's anti-Zionism

Consequently, the 21st-century trend in the mainline Protestant Churches has been the adoption of increasingly anti-Zionist positions.

By Rabbi Dr. Daniel Friedman

Israel has a medical staff shortage, but Nefesh B'Nefesh is helping

Can one marry their love of practicing medicine with living in Israel? Thanks to the efforts of Nefesh B'Nefesh and partner organizations, the answer is a resounding yes.


After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, energy security is paramount

Energy policy is not binary. We can have significant investment in renewables while acknowledging that they will not replace fossil fuels in the short term.

Israel at 74: Independence Day is a day to be proud

There is such a feeling of pride when I see the flags flying from cars and buildings all over the country. When I hear the words of “Hatikvah” being sung, even now, there are tears in my eyes.

Israel at 74: Is there a way through the fog?

Only an apparently impossible, unimaginable, thaw in the solidly frozen Arab-Israeli political relationship. And then, two years ago, the impossible happened.

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