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Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur

11 Tishri 5777 – October 12, 2016
Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Jewish Teen Detained By Israel Police, Allegedly Near Temple Mount

9 Tishri 5777 – October 11, 2016
A Jewish teen was detained late Monday night, allegedly near the gate to the Temple Mount.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Sound of the Kohen Gadol’s Golden Bell Rings Again in Jerusalem [video]

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

World Parliamentarians Gather in Jerusalem for 50th Year Conference on Unification

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
Nearly two dozen international members of parliament will arrive in Jerusalem to celebrate its liberation at a conference during Sukkot.

Tzohar’s High Holy Day Programs Estimated To Reach over 60,000 in Israel

Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire

7 Tishri 5777 – October 8, 2016
While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

Agriculture Ministry Launching Campaign to Discourage Using Chickens for ‘Kapparot’ [video]

4 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
The guidelines are intended to prevent the spread of disease, as well as minimize animal suffering.

First Baby of 5777 Born at Ma’ayanei HaYeshua

3 Tishri 5777 – October 4, 2016
The first three Israeli babies born in 5777 entered the world at Ma'aynei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

PM Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashana Greeting [video]

29 Elul 5776 – October 2, 2016
On this Rosh Hashanah, I send warm greetings from Jerusalem to all the Jews around the world...

‘Anti-Semitism in Europe As Important As Climate Change’

27 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
European lawmakers gathered to discuss anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor...

The Israel Police won't allow Jews to enter the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashana due to a conflict with a minor Islamic holiday.

JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

25 Elul 5776 – September 27, 2016
JDC and IFCJ are helping Eastern Europe's Jews for the next four years.

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

"Israeli tourists by now have figured that every place is dangerous, which is why economic considerations overcome security concerns."

10 Rosh Hashanah Hacks to Keep Your Kids (or Students) Engaged

24 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
The high holidays sometimes get us a little (or a lot) nervous and it’s easy to forget that it’s just as important for kids to be involved.

US Jewish Leaders Briefed by Dept. of Homeland Security Ahead of High Holy Days

More than 100 Jewish institutions were briefed on security in a pre-holiday conference call by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Jewish Federation.

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Braces for 30,000 Travelers to Uman

23 Elul 5776 – September 25, 2016
Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

Yes We Have Sweet, Edible, Seedless Pomegranates, Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

22 Elul 5776 – September 24, 2016
Zamiri and his sons have invented the Wine pomegranate which is seedless, fire-engine red and sweet beyond belief.

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