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Introducing: The Times of Israel Community

Readers are invited to help finance our ongoing commitment to independent, high-quality and fair-minded journalism

David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. He is the author of "Still Life with Bombers" (2004) and "A Little Too Close to God" (2000), and co-author of "Shalom Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin" (1996). He previously edited The Jerusalem Post (2004-2011) and The Jerusalem Report (1998-2004).

Today we launch The Times of Israel Community — your place to help finance our ongoing commitment to independent, high-quality, and fair-minded journalism.

As of today, you can invest in our journalism for as little as $6 a month, and receive special status and benefits as a Times of Israel Community member.

Become a member of The Times of Israel Community

Since we launched The Times of Israel in February 2012, it has gradually established itself as the leading source of evenhanded and non-partisan journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world. We now average over 5 million unique users each month and over 25 million monthly page views. We maintain a vibrant blog platform, on which some 9,000 bloggers post. We have partnered with seven leading Jewish newspapers around the world to offer a global network of local coverage. And we publish in five languages, including in Hebrew on our dazzling new sister site, Zman Yisrael.

The growth of The Times of Israel, its resonance and its credibility stem in large part from our growing investment in original journalism.

By joining The Times of Israel Community, you’ll be helping us to keep our reporting independent, cutting-edge — and free

As the years have passed, we’ve devoted ever greater financial resources to our reporting and editing, hiring talented new staffers so that we can give readers more groundbreaking material — more original reporting from around the Jewish world; more investigative journalism, including award-winning work highlighting financial corruption; more expert analysis to enable readers to better understand the news and form nuanced, credibly based opinions.

Unlike many other news outlets, we do not charge for access to our content. All of our material is available to readers free of charge. We haven’t put up a paywall. And that’s not changing.

Instead, we are inviting you to invest in our work by joining The Times of Israel Community. You can make a monthly contribution from $6 and up — $10, $20, or any other sum that you are comfortable with. We, in turn, will be introducing special benefits for all contributors, regardless of the sum paid.

Journalism in the internet era is a challenging business in many ways, notably economically. Revenue from ads on internet pages is far lower than revenue from print editions. By joining The Times of Israel Community, you’ll be helping us to keep our reporting independent, cutting-edge — and free.

We hope you too believe that’s worth doing.

Become a member of The Times of Israel Community

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