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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. Jewish Press Staff
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. Jewish […]
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. Jewish Press Staff
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. Jewish Press Staff Reporter
Posted on: April 9th, 2012News & Views → Photo of the Day
This year's Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem drew thousands of Jews (and a few gentiles as well) to the Western Wall. Take a look at these pictures and maybe you too can partake of the Biblical blessings.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2012News & Views → Israel
As Israel and the Jewish world prepare for the 5772/2012 Pesach holiday and pilgrimage, JewishPress.com is proud to present a photo essay illustrating the colorful season of Passover in Israel.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2012News & Views → Jewish
The air at the event in Jerusalem was rife with the kind of excitement one finds in rock concerts. The thick crowd pushed, shoved, pressed, retreated temporarily, then pushed as relentlessly and eagerly as before. If the core idea of the entire event was to urge our Redemption from above by starting it down below, then this one had to have cut through a whole bunch of "klipot."
Posted on: March 13th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Life did not go on as usual today in southern Israel as this photo-essay will show you.
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