This year marks the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence and the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem. To celebrate both occasions, a variety of events will take place throughout the city from April 18 to 19, free of charge.
More than 200 people were waiting at the Mughrabi gate before the opening of the mountaintop compound, eager to enter the courtyards of the House of God during the days of the pilgrimage.
All of which can only mean one thing: rush to the mikvah, folks, get dressed modestly and go visit the Temple Mount this Chol Ha'Moed, before Israel Police declare that doing that endangers peace in the Middle East.
For the fourth consecutive year, Returning to the Mountain activists are expected to arrive at the Temple Mount on Friday, carrying sacrificial lambs, to attempt to carry out the Pascal sacrifice.
“A discovery like this—ancient coins bearing the words 'Freedom' and 'Redemption'—found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom, Passover, begins, is incredibly moving,” Dr. Mazar noted.
"These exercises are both a significant reminder of the destruction and a reminder of the goal for which we are aiming."
The weekly pestering of Jewish worshipers at the prophet Samuel tomb is apparently a new leap in the scope of Turkish provocation against Israel – with the tacit permission of the Israeli government.
The attack was likely a retaliation for Sunday's murder of an Israeli security guard in the Old City of Jerusalem.
At about a half-inch wide, the oval-shaped bulla is inscribed in ancient Hebrew script with the name Yesha'yah (the Hebrew name of Isaiah), followed by the word nvy (prophet).
Before this article went to press, Congressmen Tipton and McKinley were detained by Israeli police for daring to pick up an olive branch which...
They both can't stand the fact that Israel still insists Jerusalem is its capital, and now a US president is backing them up.
Asher Elmaliach was stabbed in the heart by an Arab terrorist on December 10, 2017.
Almost three out of every four Israeli Jews (72%) think that even with a stable peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Jerusalem should remain united as the capital of Israel.
Clearly, this is not about US foreign policy, it's all personal.
"The IDF's withdrawal from Lebanon and the disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip have proven that terrorist elements […] enter the areas from which Israel withdraws."
"In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: 'LESARAR,' with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes 'Lesar Ha'Ir,' meaning 'belonging to the governor of the city.'"
Despite attempts by local vendors to decorate their shop fronts to attract customers, the holiday season this year has not met expectations.
About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
The attack was not classified as an act of terror, but Gabon police arrested dozens of people who had been at the market place where the attack had taken place.
Why would so many American Jews object to their country ever recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to be followed by moving its embassy there?
"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."
"This is an expression of my condemnation of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," the official wrote.
No more Julie Christie retrospectives for us.
"Erdogan should not preach to us; he bombs Kurdish villages in Turkey, imprisons journalists, helps Iran evade international sanctions and helps terrorists attack innocents in Gaza and other places."
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