How the Kosher Wine Business Has Weathered the Pandemic

March 9 2021

In 2020, the sale of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants, normally a crucial part of producers’ revenue, cratered because of the coronavirus—and kosher wine was no exception. Yet kosher wineries have for the most part survived. Joshua London explains how:

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More about: Coronavirus, Israeli economy, Kashrut, Wine

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war