Tagged Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

With Herzliya condo project, East End rabbi pitches Hamptons-style Zionism

Herzliya-Pituach, a tony suburb on the coast just north of Tel Aviv, has beaches, luxury real estate and affluent residents in common with the Hamptons on New York's Long Island. (Jorge Novominsky/Flash90)

NEW YORK (JTA) – If they buy it, they will come. That’s the philosophy behind a new luxury apartment project in Israel called The Hamptons in Herzliya Pituach that’s attempting to link two very swanky locales in the service of strengthening Diaspora Jews’ connections to Israel — and selling… Read more »

‘Twinning’ project brings Muslims and Jews together

At a Nov. 20 event in New Brunswick, N.J., sponsored by the People of Abraham United Against Hunger, Muslim and Jewish volunteers gathered to prepare and serve meals to the homeless. (Zamir Hassan)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Daisy Khan seemed right at home in the ornately decorated main sanctuary of B’nai Jeshurun, a large and vibrant synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “I want to thank you for inviting us into this sanctuary, which is very much like a mosque,” said Khan,… Read more »