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avatar Judy Lash Balint
Judy Lash Balint is a Jerusalem-based journalist and author of Jerusalem Diaries: In Tense Times (2001) & Jerusalem Diaries II: What's Really Happening in Israel (2007) She was awarded the Mosaic Award for Excellence in Feature Writing about Israeli Peoplehood, Culture and Society and took second place in the Jerusalem Foundation's Excellence in Jerusalem Reporting contest. Judy blogs at jerusalemdiaries.blogspot.com and is a contributor to the Fodor's Israel Guide.

ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint


February 21, 2016 8:19 am
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Jewish Leader Malcolm Hoenlein Lauds Christian Support for Israel, Warns Against Missionizing (INTERVIEW)

Back in 1977, Mike Evans was the director of Bnei Yeshua, an openly messianic congregation he founded in Texas and moved to Stony Brook, NY....

July 21, 2014 2:59 pm
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Uncanny Similarities: Lebanon 2006, Gaza 2014

Exactly eight years ago, on July 21, 2006, Major Benji Hillman, 27, of Raanana was buried in the middle of the Second Lebanon War. Benji, the...

July 24, 2013 9:21 am
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‘Peres In Therapy:’ Comedy Show Could be a Solution to the Mideast Conflict

Israel has a fresh and vital comedy scene, with a host of "stand-up-istim" (yes, that's right, Hebrew has no word for stand-up comedians), as well...

July 4, 2013 1:11 am
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Remembering Entebbe: Israel’s July 4

July 4 marks the 37th anniversary of Operation Yonatan, Israel's dramatic rescue of 103 hostages that took place on July 4, 1976, at Entebbe, Uganda. As a college student...

January 4, 2013 4:13 am
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Experiencing Jerusalem Through the Arts

Jerusalem--Jerusalem inspires creative energy—ever since David composed his Psalms here, the holy city has been known as a place of poets, artists, musicians and performers. Now, a...

October 10, 2012 5:11 am
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Where Jewelry and Charity Meet

What's the highest level of charity according to Jewish tradition? It's giving someone in need a job or training for a career so they can...

September 13, 2012 12:56 pm
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Ten Ways You Know Rosh Hashana in Israel is Almost Here

1. Turn on the radio any time in the weeks between the date school starts and Yom Kippur, and it's a sure bet that on...

June 15, 2012 12:56 pm
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The Next Generation of Israeli-Arab Employment

Nibras Taha, 36, is the director of the brand new one-stop employment center in the Israeli Arab town of Tira, a few miles northeast...

April 24, 2012 2:27 pm
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Jesus in Telpiot?

Get ready for more controversy over archaeology in Jerusalem. After the Discovery Channel aired a documentary this month about what's underneath a building in East...

April 10, 2012 1:33 pm
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A Quiet Education Revolution

A quiet revolution is taking place in the Israeli education system.  When the next school year begins in September, a third stream of state-approved schools...

December 1, 2011 9:59 am
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Israeli Scoffs Donuts for Charity

In Israel sufganiyot (donuts) appear in bakeries shortly after the end of Sukkot. No matter that Chanukah is months away, everyone likes to get a...

October 10, 2011 12:41 pm
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Day of No Traffic Lights

I know most Jews call Yom Kippur by other names, but here in Jerusalem, it's the Day of No Traffic Lights. There are no traffic...

August 22, 2011 11:27 pm
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Look Who’s Making Aliyah

The latest Nefesh B'Nefesh charter flight, which carried 360 new immigrants from North America, landed at Ben Gurion International Airport early morning August 16, Elvis...

Culture

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

With Only Two Democrats Voting in Favor, Senate Confirms David Friedman as ...

Attorney David Friedman was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the next US ambassador to Israel. President Donald Trump’s...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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