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: May 31st, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
The photo was taken at a class outing in Lincoln Park in Duluth. B’nai Israel consolidated with congregation Adas Israel in 1930.
Posted on: May 31st, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Camouflaged IDF fighter jets fly low and fast inside the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert. Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Negev desert was covered by an ocean. Slowly, it receded northwards, leaving behind a hump-shaped hill. The hump was slowly flattened by water and climatic forces. Five million years ago, give or […]
Posted on: May 30th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Boys on a Hill Overlooking Havat Gilad, May 28 2012. Havat Gilad (Gilad Farm) is an Israeli outpost in Samaria. It was established in 2002, in memory of Gilad Zar, security coordinator of the Shomron Regional Council, who was shot and killed in 2001. This small village is on a list of outposts that Israel’s […]
Posted on: May 29th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
IDF soldiers pray at the Western Wall. Next Tuesday, June 5, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six Day War in which Israel liberated the Wall from Arab occupation, along with Temple Mount in the midst of historic Jewish Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza..
Posted on: May 28th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Children from kibbutz Tzuba near Jerusalem celebrated Shavuot, May 27, 2012. For the past century, the Israeli labor movement has embraced the agricultural aspects of the holiday, which marks the wheat harvest. “The suitability of Shavuot as a holiday appropriate to kibbutz life was evident from the very beginning, when shortly after World War I, […]
Posted on: May 25th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
This 1950 Hadassah-sponsored luncheon may have been an Interfaith Tea. The teas were carried on by Jewish and non-Jewish Women’s groups interested in promoting cross-cultural education and understanding. Shown seated is Leah Barron.
Posted on: May 24th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Kindergarten children celebrated the coming holiday of Shavuot which starts Saturday night. The holiday stresses the ancient commandment of bringing agricultural gifts to the holy Temple, along with commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Posted on: May 23rd, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
Students of the Bonyan yeshiva harvest wheat with a hand sickle in a field near Latrun, Israel. They will store the wheat for almost a year, to be used for matzoh baking before next Passover.
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 […]
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