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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

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Palestinian Authority Payments to Terrorists Far Exceed Regular Welfare Payments

Palestinian terrorists and their families are receiving far higher payments than Palestinian welfare...

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

World

What’s in a Translation? Atlanta School Reflects on ‘Mein Kampf...

Students at a prestigious independent school in Atlanta are reaching the end of a hot summer embroiled in a controversy...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Meets With Visiting Bipartisan US Congressional Delega...

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, thanking the lawmakers for...

Middle East

Lebanese Beauty Queen Stripped of Title After Israel Visit Revealed

JNS.org – A winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she visited Israel. Dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen Amanda Hanna, who won the Miss Lebanon...

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