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Netanyahu: ‘According to UN, Maccabees Did Not Liberate Jerusalem, They Occupied Palestinian Territory’

26 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
PM Netanyahu says with sarcasm that according to the United Nations, the Maccabees did not liberate Jerusalem, but rather "occupied Palestinian territory."

Israeli City Mayors Unite to Launch 2017 Global Jewish Unity Initiative

26 Kislev 5777 – December 25, 2016
This year's Jerusalem Unity Prize and Unity Day is set for June 7, 2017. Senior Druze official Amal Assad is joining the Prize Committee.

Colel Chabad Chanukah Program to Help 2,500 Severely Disabled Children

Colel Chabad is the longest continuously running charity in Israel, founded in 1788 by the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

This Makes Up for Everything: Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach from the White House!

He did not mention that, had the Maccabees redeemed the Holy Temple today, they would surely have been condemned by the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining, because said Holy Temple stood in 'Occupied East Jerusalem.'

Hollywood Movie Star Carrie Fisher in ICU After Massive Heart Attack

Cult icon actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" trilogy, suffered a massive heart attack just 15 minutes before landing at LAX Friday on a flight from London.

Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Overcome’ UN Resolution, Will Also Stop Funding UN Agencies

PM Netanyahu says Israel is cutting funds to five UN agencies for a start, and is reevaluating its relationship with the world body.

Terrorist Attack Foiled Outside Vienna’s Main Synagogue

25 Kislev 5777 – December 24, 2016
Austrian police foiled a terrorist attack on the main synagogue in Vienna on the Sabbath. Two Afghan citizens were arrested.

Israeli Consul Says ‘Barbaric Attack’ at Breslov Synagogue Aimed at Ukraine-Israel Bilateral Ties

22 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
The honorary Israeli consul in western Ukraine says the attack was carried out as a provocation against diplomatic ties.

Tuesday the Rabbi Was Kicked Out for Performing Intermarriages

At the same time, there is a creeping acceptance of intermarriages within the Conservative movement.

When A Jerusalem Neighborhood Was A Transit Camp

21 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
Rabbi Haim Sabato tells the tale of the Jerusalem transit camp in which he and his family lived when they immigrated to the Holy Land from Egypt.

Israelis Stepping Up on Behalf of Syria

19 Kislev 5777 – December 18, 2016
People formed a human chain in Tel Aviv from the US Embassy to the Russian Embassy to call for an end to slaughter in Syria.

NJ Rabbis Call on Fellow Jews to Pray for the People of Syria, in...

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
Rabbis in Englewood, New Jersey are calling on fellow Jews to recite psalms and pray for the innocent in Aleppo, Syria.

Watch: The White House Kitchen is ‘Kosherized’ for A Hanukkah Party [video]

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
Rabbi Levi Shemtov says he is privileged to supervise the "kosherizing" of the most important kitchen in the USA.

Obama at Last Hanukkah Party: They Said I Won’t Last 1 Year, I Made...

Say what you will, the man has great writers and – crucial – can deliver a line.

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Pew Research Study: Jews Are World’s Most Educated Religious Group

A new study says the Jewish people are the most educated religious group in the world.

First Cousins Reunite at Yad Vashem for the First Time

14 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
After three-quarters of a century, a phone call changed the lives of two people who thought they were alone in the world.

Joint Azeri-Israeli Presidential Fund Supports Local Jewish Education

PM Netanyahu revealed in a speech in Baku that Israel jointly funds Jewish education with the president of Azerbaijan, and his predecessor.
Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Miraculous Family Reunion to Take Place at Yad Vashem

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Neither side of the family knew anyone from the other side had survived the Holocaust!

Minister Regev Presents 67 CE ‘Great Rebellion’ Coin at Cabinet Meeting

The coin bears on one side a vine leaf and the statement 'Freedom of Zion.' On the opposite side it bears a standing cup and the statement 'Second year of the great rebellion' – the year 67 CE.

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