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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.

Rosh Hashanah Lessons: What Your Children Can Teach You

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.

Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

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.

Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow

The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.

Getting Ready to Do Your Israeli Holiday Grocery Shopping?

The real news is that in nearly every Israeli supermarket chain this year, the price of groceries has dropped.

Expect Huge Blowout at the Kotel as WOW, Reform, Conservative, Blow Shofars

If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.

Israelis Raise NIS 1M to Create Accessible Home for Policewoman Maimed by Terrorist

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.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"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."

NC Gay Pride Event Pushed on Account of Yom Kippur

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.

The Walk of Tisha b’Av: A Tikkun to the Government’s Capitulation to Terror

Threats of Muslim violence threatened to stop the traditional march around the walls of Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av.

#Funjews Taking Israel Day Parade to Next Level: River and Sky

'We wanted to take American support for Israel to new symbolic heights – and show our all-encompassing pride across sea, air, and land.'

Fire Near Moshav Sde Hemed

It's not clear what started the fire.

Kent Police in UK Ignore Stoning Attack on Jewish Family

Kent Police say they refused to respond because “the informant left the scene and officers deemed there was no further risk."

Tillerson’s State Dept. Refusing to Celebrate Ramadan

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.

US Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Recognition of Jerusalem as Eternal, Undivided Capital of...

"Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and undivided capital."

Jerusalem Day Attracts Tens of Thousands to Reunited Capital [video]

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.

Child of Islamic Iranian Father Joins Flag Dance in Jerusalem

The sudden change and trauma in her life spurred P. to begin searching for her roots.

Mazel Tov Jerusalem Reunited Half a Century! (List of Events Included)

‘“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her,’ Happy Jerusalem Day.’”

50 Years of ‘Liberated, Not Occupied’ Jerusalem

“I say to the world in a calm, clear voice: Jerusalem was and always will be the capital of Israel.”

Lag B’Omer Bonfires at Meron Light Up Night, Brings Prayers & Music By Day...

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.
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The Shotz Dynasty’s Lag B’Omer Bonfire on Mt. Miron

Rabbi Yoel Moscowicz, the first Rebbe of Shotz, was a fifth generation descendant of the founder of Hasidism Rabbi Yisroel Baal Shem Tov.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

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.

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