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Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.
The move comes as a growing number of people throughout Sicily are rediscovering their Jewish roots.
Shavei Israel and the Jewish community of Lodz will open the first Jewish kindergarten in the city since World War II.
Bnei Menashe children who made Aliyah with their families on May 26, celebrate their first Israeli Shavuot.
Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!
Over the course of the past week, the Israeli media have been consumed by reports of an impending decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to launch a military strike against Iranian nuclear installations.
Displaying their customary respect for Jewish holy sites, Palestinian vandals struck again last month, desecrating an ancient synagogue in Naaran near Jericho. In addition to damaging priceless relics, the perpetrators spray-painted swastikas, Palestinian flags and political slogans, adding insult to injury in their hate-filled assault.
One of Israel’s leading universities seems to have lost its way. In a move that is as incomprehensible as it is shameful, Tel Aviv University (TAU) agreed to allow a student group to hold a ceremony commemorating “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians bemoan the establishment of the state of Israel.
It was thirty years ago, in April 1982, that uniformed soldiers pledged to defend Israel and its citizens were given the order to uproot and destroy the Jewish community of Yamit in northern Sinai. And while it may have brought us three decades of a cold peace with Egypt, conceding the Sinai will likely prove to have been a colossal mistake.