Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, will present a replica of a Holocaust-era drawing to Pope Francis when he visits the site next Monday. Like Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II, Francis will visit the Hall of Remembrance, where he will deliver an address and greet six Holocaust survivors. The Pope will be invited to kindle the eternal […]
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are putting the final touches on preparations for Pope Francis' arrival next weekend. But police spokesmen are frustrated they haven't been able to crack the 'price tag' nut
“We met with Israeli residents who just want to live their lives, to coexist with their neighbors. They want to leave politics out of it. It was impressive to see how these communities actually function and how well they get along with their surroundings.”
Corporal Diego Tapia, 28, is not your typical IDF soldier. Born a Catholic, in Bogota, Colombia, Diego discovered Judaism during his research in university, converted and immigrated to Israel. After completing three years of study in Yeshiva in Jerusalem he enlisted in the IDF.
Police report that tens of thousands of people visited the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron this year. It’s become a popular tradition in Israel to visit Meron on Lag B’Omer. There were fewer complaints of traffic jams, as police didn’t allow private transportation to the site. Jewish Press News Briefs
The Israel Ministry of Tourism is investing approximately NIS 10 million ($2.9 million) in marketing initiatives and infrastructure projects before, during and after the visit of Pope Francis to Israel, on May 25-26 May.
Bows and arrows are what I remember from the Lag B’Omers of my childhood. None of this bonfire stuff. There are three reasons for the bow and arrow. 1) As a reminder of Bar Kochvah’s war against the Romans. 2) Because the Jews used to go out to the woods to learn Torah, but tricked […]
The Palestinian Authority-run Ma’an news website is well known for promoting baseless Arab propaganda, but you’d have thought they could at least get their basic geography right. But in an article bemoaning the “nakba” – the “tragedy” of having lost a war they started – Ma’an seems to have forgotten some of the basic geography of […]