The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israel’s President Ruby Rivlin recites Slichot, the prayers for forgiveness that are said leading up to Yom Kippur. This slichot prayer session was held at the President’s official residence. Speaking of presidential pardons, it would be good if this were the year that Jonathan Pollard was let free.
Posted on: October 1st, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
A Hareidi man performs the Kaparos ceremony for his son, in Beitar. The ritual, which some consider controversial, is performed before Yom Kippur, as part of the repentance process. A chicken is gently raised and waved over the head of a family member or yourself. The person performing the ritual says the following statement (or […]
Posted on: September 30th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Children help clean up Ashkelon in an event organized by the Jewish National Fund, as part of Clean up the World Day, on Sept. 29, 2014.
Posted on: September 29th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Lot’s wife is no longer alone. Life-size sculptures of some popular fictional characters have been planted at the Ein Gedi beach along the Dead Sea. Presumably they’ll get covered with sand, mud and salt as time goes by. Lot’s wife is actually a bit further south. So I don’t know how much they’ll be seeing […]
Posted on: September 28th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israelis perform the Tashlich ceremony along the beach in Tel Aviv.
Posted on: September 23rd, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Head of the Israeli Navy Ram Rothberg attends a memorial ceremony held at sea by Israeli sailors from the navy’s newest submarine, the INS Tanin. The ceremony was in memory of the personnel of the INS Dakar, which sank 435 km. off the coast of Haifa in 1968. September 21, 2014.
Posted on: September 22nd, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Hareidim in Meah Shearim are wasting no time to prepare for the Sukkot holiday, even if we have to still have to first celebrate Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Posted on: September 21st, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.
Posted on: September 19th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
It doesn’t matter your age, and there’s no embarrassment in other boys knowing, boys like toys that fly and that make big, loud sound, or do other cool stuff. In fact, if the boys are smart, they make it look very serious, so they can play with the toys at work too. That’s when remote […]
Posted on: September 18th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Western Wall’s employees, remove thousands of handwritten notes placed between the ancient stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall, Judaism’s second holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The operation is carried out twice each year: before the Passover festival in the spring and at the Jewish New Year in the fall. The prayer […]
Posted on: September 17th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
They’re building a new control tower at Ben Gurion International Airport. This is the view, and what it looks like.
Posted on: September 16th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
A guide at the Gush Etzion Zoo (bet you didn’t there was one of those in Gush Etzion) explains to Junior High School students how to extract the ram horn shell after it dried, and eventually make it into a shofar, on September 15, 2014.
Posted on: September 15th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Yehuda Poltzak is an artist from the Hareidi town of Beitar. He creates Judaica artifacts that decorate the homes and sukkahs of rabbis and community leaders. His creations require months of work.
Posted on: September 14th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
United Arab Emirates delivered mobile homes to Gaza, for Gazan residents whose home were destroyed in Hamas’s war against Israel. An internal Arab poll indicated that at least 70% of Gazans want to permanently leave the Gaza Strip. The more moral act would have been to help these Gazan residents relocate to another country, outside the Middle […]
Posted on: September 11th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
The North Tower Fountain National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Posted on: September 9th, 2014News & Views → Photo of the Day
Pomegranates (Rimon) are in the stores, that means Rosh HaShana is getting closer! Pomegranates are eaten during the Rosh Hashana holiday as they contain, on average, 613 seeds, which corresponds to the the 613 commandments written of the Torah we try to fulfill.
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