On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.743 million.
This year an estimated 37,000 Jews from Israel and around the world have boarded planes to head to the site so far.
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.
This year, instead of seeing your children as a distraction from the path to spiritual preparation for Yom Tov, look to them to guide you towards a year of growth.
In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.
The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.
The real news is that in nearly every Israeli supermarket chain this year, the price of groceries has dropped.
If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.
Cognitively, Tsippi is unimpaired. Physically, her life is a major challenge. Medically, she’s cleared to go home – but not to the home she once lived in.
"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."
You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.
Threats of Muslim violence threatened to stop the traditional march around the walls of Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av.
An unprecedented Yiddish version by Hindy Nosek-Abelson.
'We wanted to take American support for Israel to new symbolic heights – and show our all-encompassing pride across sea, air, and land.'
It's not clear what started the fire.
Kent Police say they refused to respond because “the informant left the scene and officers deemed there was no further risk."
It is difficult to ignore the influence of Jewish tradition on Muslim rituals in general and Ramadan in particular, in a kind of upping the spiritual ante on the part of the illiterate security guard who started a new religion.
"Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and undivided capital."
Jerusalem's sacred sites were held hostage for 19 years by Jordan behind a scramble of ugly barbed wire and a stinking pile of garbage.
The sudden change and trauma in her life spurred P. to begin searching for her roots.
‘“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her,’ Happy Jerusalem Day.’”
“I say to the world in a calm, clear voice: Jerusalem was and always will be the capital of Israel.”
The 6 am nightmare of police shutting down the buses and miles of traffic all gets wiped away the second the passenger reaches his destination and becomes one with the dancing crowd.
Rabbi Yoel Moscowicz, the first Rebbe of Shotz, was a fifth generation descendant of the founder of Hasidism Rabbi Yisroel Baal Shem Tov.
Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.