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Third Hanukkah Candle Lit at Western Wall to Honor Holocaust Survivors

Similar candle-lighting events took place on the third night of Hanukkah in Berlin and in New York City, honoring Holocaust survivors.

1,200 Israeli Elderly Receive Visits to Brighten Hanukkah

“Loneliness is one of the hardest challenges for elderly Israelis -- sometimes that struggle outweighs the usual daily battle for financial survival."

Chabad Lights 15,000 Public Menorahs This Hanukkah

They are put up in places large and small, in front of iconic buildings and in remote settings.

‘It Happened Only a Few Meters From Where I Stand,’ US Ambassador to Israel...

"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."

Northeastern India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Lights First Candle of Hanukkah

A DNA testing done in 2003 and 2004 of several hundred men of this group showed no evidence of Middle Eastern ancestry.

Historic ‘First’ as Canada Post Issues Hanukkah Stamp

Canada Post has indicated that if sales go well for this printing, production will be higher in coming years and new designs will be added.

US Ambassador Discovers in Sderot Yeshiva, City, Defying Terror with Growth

"In Sderot, there's a different kind of Jew, one that says, 'Ad kan. That's it. We're done. We're not moving.' And that's a story that doesn't get told enough."

Muslim Driver Transforms Egged Bus Into ‘Sukkah Mobile’ in Jerusalem

“I hear a lot of ‘Way to go!’ and ‘Happy holiday’ from most people."

President Rivlin, First Lady, Welcome Israelis, Diaspora Jews, into Traditional Open Sukkah

'The President's Residence is the home of all the citizens of the State of Israel, each of you here are guests and also hosts.'

B’nei Akiva Celebrate Sukkot in Preserve Dedicated to Memory of Youths Murdered by Hamas

The Oz veGaon preserve was established in memory of Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel, three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped on 12 June 12, 2014, outside the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.

Live Demo of Priestly Water Pouring Outside Temple Mount Gates

A Spokesman for the Temple Organization Headquarters said there is no more appropriate time than the jubilee year for the liberation of the Temple Mount to renew the Temple service in its proper place, on the Temple Mount.

Festive Sukkot Holiday Meals Provided Throughout Israel Via Centuries-Old Network

Colel Chabad’s national network of soup kitchens is part of Israel’s longest continuously running charity, founded in 1788.

Angry Senior Citizen Burns Down Neighbor’s Sukkah

Police were told the suspect didn’t like where his neighbor wanted to build his sukkah, who then nevertheless built it on the site.

Teen Volunteers Build Succot For Elderly

This year, volunteers will erect and dismantle some 250 Sukkot around the country.

11-Day Sukkot Curfew on Gaza Strip, PA

If anyone asks, this is why Israel closes off the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority for the duration of Jewish holidays: to commemorate the Park Hotel massacre.

Netanyahu Apologizes for ‘Regrettable Mistake’ at Yom Kippur War Memorial Ceremony

“The government that sent our sons to this war should be expected to send a minister to the ceremony,” said Eli Ben-Shalom, chairman of Yad L’Banim.

Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.

United Hatzolah Treats 2,000 Medical Emergencies in Israel on Yom Kippur

The majority of the cases dealt with people who fainted, were dehydrated, or felt severely ill due to the fast.

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Returning to Israel, Family to Arrive for Sukkot

US envoy Jason Greenblatt will conduct meetings “in advance of a private trip in the region with his family" for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Bnei Brak Threatens Court Action to Block Light Rail Work on Yom Kippur &...

At issue is the agreement with the city of Bnei Brak that prohibits digging and other work on the Light Rail tracks during the Sabbath and on Yom Kippur.

Jerusalem Police Bans Four Species from Temple Mount – They ‘Harm the Status Quo’

"In the framework of the rules of the Temple Mount, in accordance with the status quo in the area, ritual activity with overt external features, including the four species, is forbidden."

Statement by President Trump for the Jewish High Holy Days

"We thank God for the ancient faith of the Jewish People and the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel..."

Israel in Numbers on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.743 million.

Tens of Thousands Flock to Uman for Annual Breslov Pilgrimage to Celebrate Rosh Hashana

This year an estimated 37,000 Jews from Israel and around the world have boarded planes to head to the site so far.

‘Driving’ Cancer Away with a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an emotionally grinding drill that was all too familiar to Arele and David Weingarten, when their mother, Miriam succumbed to the disease after prolonged cancer treatment.

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