As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: May 22nd, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
As the sun sets on an IDF soldier in the Oketz canine special forces unit and his loyal companion, Herman. Oketz was founded in 1939 as part of Haganah. Each dog is trained in a particular specialty. Attack dogs are trained to operate in both urban and rural areas. Other dogs are trained to track […]
Posted on: May 21st, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
The Jerusalem Day Parade
Posted on: May 20th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Following the liberation of East Jerusalem on 7 June 1967, IDF Chief Rabbi Major-General Shlomo Goren, blowing a shofar and carrying a Torah scroll, held the first Jewish prayer session at the Western Wall since 1948. The event was one of the defining moments of the war. Happy Jerusalem Day to all our readers!
Posted on: May 18th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Mt. Zion Women’s Sisterhood members looking at a Shabbat dinner table setting, March 21, 1949. The St. Paul, Minnesota, women in the picture were publicizing the concept of the “Jewish Home Beautiful,” which emphasized decorating the home, specifically the table settling, for each Jewish holiday. Left to right, Mrs. Max Whitefield, Mrs. Joseph Stein, Mrs. […]
Posted on: May 17th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
A young Israeli woman meditates in the Sunken Garden next to the Habima national theater in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2012. Amidst the chaotic streetscape stands the Habima National Theater, located at the junction of Rothschild and Ben Tsiyon Streets in Tel Aviv. The courtyard (aka the New Culture Square), which is still under construction, […]
Posted on: May 16th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
A resident of Gush Etzion walks the perimeter of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There are areas on the holy mountaintop which, according to some rabbinic opinions, are permitted for Jews to set foot on even in our times. There are police restrictions, unfortunately, on conducting a Jewish prayer with a minyan anywhere on Temple Mount, […]
Posted on: May 15th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Young IDF soldier playing saxophone on the Tel Aviv boardwalk near Jaffa, May 3, 2012. “The port area is a mixed suburb of buildings, interlaced by small streets, the main one of square cobblestones. Scores of shops, pubs, art and exhibition galleries, entertainment centers and restaurants – from Eastern European to Ethiopian, from kosher to […]
Posted on: May 14th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
A course instructor of the Snapir (“Fin”) combat unit, practicing with inflatable rubber boats in the Haifa Bay. Women serve across the range of different units in the IDF, on the ground, on sea, or in the air, taking an equal part in protecting Israel.
Posted on: May 13th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israeli children playing in the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli government is looking for ways to sidestep a ruling by the Supreme Court to demolish Ulpana before July 1, following a land ownership dispute between Arab sellers more than a decade ago. The proclivity of Israel’s leftist legal […]
Posted on: May 11th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Mekhi Phifer is no stranger to fake action, having portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC’s medical drama “ER,” FBI agent Ben Reynolds on Fox’s “Lie to Me,” and CIA agent Rex Matheson in “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” This week, Mekhi had a rare opportunity to try the reral thing, on a vist to an IAF base […]
Posted on: May 10th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Jews of every age and religious denomination across Israel celebrated the holiday of Lag Ba’Omer Wednesday night lighting bonfires and celebrating. The holiday commemorates the end of a plague which decimated thousands in Eretz Israel in the Second Century. The day is also accepted as the yahrzeit of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Posted on: May 8th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Last year, Arab children diagnosed with cancer visited Israel’s only ski resort located in Mt. Hermon, in northern Israel. The children, accompanied by parents and family, enjoyed the snow and slopes along with IDF soldiers from the Alpine Unit. Their trip to the Hermon was made possible by Israeli Civil Administration, which coordinates civilian and […]
Posted on: May 8th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Palestinians rioters at around 11 p.m. Monday blocked with stones the Benjamin-crossing highway near the settlement of Neve Tzuf in south-west Samaria. An Israeli vehicle with four Tel Aviv residents hit the barrier and was damaged. Last week a Jewish woman was attacked at the same spot.
Posted on: May 7th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israelis shop tomatoes at a vegetable market of Machne Yehuda in Jerusalem, May 06, 2012. Tomato prices are expected to rise up to 16 shekels per kilogram ($1.90 per pound). The situation is being blamed on normal, seasonal cycles. According to Fresh Plaza, Rami Levi, owner of the discount supermarket chain Rami Levi Shivuk Hashikma, […]
Posted on: May 6th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
The trio of lion brothers Danny, Michael and Jacob at the Ramat Gan safari. March 21, 2007. The Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan or “Safari” occupies 250 acres of nature in the heart of a densely populated urban area in Israel: “Africa in the heart of Israel.” The Safari has the largest animal […]
Posted on: May 4th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
A mother in Beitar Illit (pronounced “ee-leet”), in the Judean Mountains west of Gush Etzion, 6 miles south of Jerusalem, lights Shabbat candles together with her daughter. Beitar Illit, named after the ancient Jewish city of Beitar, was established in 1984 and initially settled by a small group of young Religious Zionist families. The city […]
Posted on: May 3rd, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
We met these fine soldiers down in the Jordan Valley where they serve at the equivalent of a US Army MASH unit. In addition to taking care of soldiers all across the valley, they also make time for the occasional Palestinian who comes up to their compound when he or she need better quality medical […]
Posted on: May 2nd, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Several different Tel-Aviv Segway touring companies take folks on this unique atroll along the First Hebrew City’s marina, port and beach promenade, the Tayelet. You owe it to yourself to experience gliding from the Hilton to the old Jaffa port when all you have to exercise is your sense of balance – watch out, no […]
Posted on: May 1st, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
A silhouetted soldier extends his arms to the sky. Here’s hoping for a sunny day wherever you are on the planet.
Posted on: April 30th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his son Yair, at the funeral of the Prime Minister’s father, Benzion Netanyahu, in Jerusalem on April 30, 2012. Benzion Netanyahu died at the age of 102, early Monday morning, in his home in Jerusalem.
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