A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Soccer action at the 30th annual JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest
being held in Israel. Photo: JCC Association

Sports, arts entice teens to Israel for JCC Maccabi Games

By Allison Kaplan Sommer, JTA August 3, 2011

KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel - It's not easy getting American Jewish teenagers to Israel these days.With Birthright Israel offering free trips to 18- to 26-year-olds, parents are wary of shelling out cash for their high school-aged children to visit the Jewish...

Young israelis seen near tents set up on Rothschild Avenue in
Tel Aviv. Fed up with high housing prices around the country,
hundreds set up tent city, vow to stay until government presents a
solution. July 26 2011. Photo by Liron Almog/Flash90. 

Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

By Dina Kraft, JTA July 27, 2011

TEL AVIV   - On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv's version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees. The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized...

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