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Huge Majority of Europe’s Jews Say They’re Staying Home for the Holy Days

19 Elul 5776 – September 21, 2016
Around 70% of Europe's Jews say they're afraid to go to synagogue for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Israeli Postal Service Delivers Letters to God at the Wall Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hundreds of letters are mailed to Israel annually addressed to "God," "Jesus," "Our Dear Father in Heaven" and "the Western Wall."

US Embassy Sends Jewish New Year Greetings and Accidental Gifts of Zion Wine

18 Elul 5776 – September 20, 2016
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv supports the boycott, but God Had other plans when Jewish New Year baskets were sent out.

Security Exercise at Western Wall Ahead of Tuesday’s National Defense Drill

In advance of the upcoming Jewish high holy days, Israel is preparing for the good and all else, by tightening security at night and by day.

Great Synagogue of Pilsen Returns to Jews of Czech Republic

10 Elul 5776 – September 13, 2016
The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.

Chabad to Launch Center for Jews in East Africa

8 Tammuz 5776 – July 13, 2016
A new Chabad center opens in the East African nation of Kenya just in time for Rosh Hashana 2016 / 5777.

Woman, Child Attacked in French Hill

7 Sivan 5776 – June 13, 2016
A Jewish woman and child were attacked by an Arab male in Jerusalem on Shavuot.

In Spirit of Shavuot, Two Tons of Dairy Donated to Needy in Israel

5 Sivan 5776 – June 10, 2016
“We are extraordinarily pleased with this generous donation of dairy in honor of Shavuot," said Shai Davaroff, vice president of logistics at Leket Israel.

How to Match Wine and Cheeses Like a Pro

Impress those around your Shavuos table with your knowledge of which wine to serve with which cheese.

Koren Shavuot Mahzor Reveals Surprise

1 Sivan 5776 – June 6, 2016
"According to the written sources, biblical and post-biblical, there was intense debate as to when Shavuot is celebrated and why."

Thousands Flock to Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 5, 2016
Israel Police are watching with extra vigilance as Israelis and tourists stream through Jerusalem's Old City to pray at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem’s Pastry Chef Develops ‘Ideal Luxury Cheese Cake’

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
The cake can be prepared parve, but the cream cheese filling is what makes it unique.

Tens of Thousands Rejoice in Lag B’Omer Celebration at Rashbi’s Tomb on Mt. Meron...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.

The Curious Customs of Lag B’Omer [photos]

The mysterious customs and origins of this mystical holiday.

Knesset Committee Convenes to Prepare for Lag B’Omer Mt. Meron Fire Festival

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 19, 2016
"We have established a special area for women to drink and rest. There are 12 diaper changing and nursing rooms with attendants on hand to help."

Remember

3 Iyyar 5776 – May 11, 2016
There is hardly a family in Israel who does not know someone or is not related to someone who is being mourned on this somber and mournful Memorial Day.

Samaria Jews Protest Being Skipped Over by Airshow on Independence Day [video]

3 Iyyar 5776 – May 10, 2016
"It is a national flyover, paid for by all of our taxes, and, more important, bears a national meaning for all of us."

EasyJet Claims ‘Disruptive Passengers’ to Blame for Separation, Removal from Flight

2 Iyyar 5776 – May 9, 2016
An EasyJet spokesperson denies Jewish passengers were deliberately separated out from the other travelers prior to departure from Barcelona en route to Paris.

Jewish Travelers Separated, Removed from British-based EasyJet Airline in Barcelona

1 Iyyar 5776 – May 8, 2016
Jewish travelers en route to Paris from Barcelona were pulled from the flight on the British EasyJet airline.
Rabbi Ariel (the bearded paratrooper on the left) bringing his teachers The Nazir and Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook to the Kotel soon after its liberation.

How to Understand the Holocaust

27 Nisan 5776 – May 5, 2016
A Holocaust can transpire by mass murder or mass assimilation. Regardless, to save the Jewish People, it is time for our exiles to come home.

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