First Lappet-Faced Vulture in 30 Years Spotted in the Negev

Watch the Azaniyat Ha'Negev scaring the daylights out of a poor ostrich.

Prevented a Year Ago by Corona, Priestly Blessing Returns to the Kotel

The idea for a mass ceremony of the Birkat Cohanim at the Western Wall was initiated by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Geffner in the summer of 1970.

Getting Ready for Pesach in Haredi Jerusalem

Enlisting fire and water to remove the chametz and bring in the cleanliness of freedom.

Ancient Western Wall Stones Protected by Preservative Injections Ahead of Passover Prayers

“The Western Wall is a unique ecological environment that supports its own life forms.”

President Rivlin Plows through the Snow to Visit IDF’s Alpinist Unit on Mount Hermon

“The peaks of the Hermon are not snowy all year round, but the threats we face are a constant presence."

Who’s a Good Osprey? Look at the Big Fish She Caught

Lots of these magnificent hunters live in the trees around the pools.

Somebody Tell the NY Times: Rabin Square Mass Vaccination Center to Start Action Monday...

On Friday, the NY Times praised Israel's unparalleled record in vaccinating its people.

Kotel Rabbi Asks for Trump’s Recovery on Day of Priestly Blessing

The event was attended by the Chief Rabbis Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

First Images from Ofek 16 Satellite Camera, Taken Over Syria

The images show with great clarity the Tadmor World Heritage Site in Syria, the antiquities of the ancient city and the famous Roman theater.

Coronavirus Simulation, Cue the Extras in 3… 2…

On Thursday, the staff of Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat conducted an exercise simulating the treatment of coronavirus patients at the coronavirus critical care unit.

Presidential Residence Cleansed following Coronavirus Scare

Cleaning was carried out in all offices at Beit HaNasi, including bathrooms and kitchens.

Past and Present Jerusalem Merge in Stunning Virtual Exhibition by City of David

“We spent days going through the Library of Congress collection to find high quality photographs whose specific location we could re-capture.”

Israel’s Open Markets Are Coming Back and They’re Spectacular

Olivier Fitoussi went to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market to check out the preparations for working in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.

MDA Logistics Operations: 2 Months, 24/7, at Forefront of Fight Against Covid-19

The work day at MDA's Logistics Center started about two months ago and has not stopped since, even for one minute.

MDA Mobile Unit Takes 3,166 Swab Samples in Geula, Jerusalem

The MDA sampling teams sitting inside the container are protected by a high pressure air system that pushes out the air and maintains a fully sterile environment inside.

Blood of the Maccabees in Bloom on Memorial Day

The origin of the name Red Maccabees Blood is a legend that the plant flourishes wherever a drop of Maccabean blood was shed.

Three Million Surgical Masks Land in Israel

The masks are being distributed to Israel's more remote hospitals.

Mountain Goats and Foxes Roam Israel’s Empty Preserves

The ibex is a kind of wild goat whose biblical Hebrew name is ya'el.

Annals of COVID-19: As Israeli Public Spaces Stand Empty Workers Clear Away Kotel Notes...

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has carried out a site cleaning operation, taking advantage of the sudden lull in visitors

Israel’s Ministry of Health Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions – Again.

The bottom line, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is still, "Stay at home!"

Purim in the Upper Midwest: How Esther and Mordechi (sic) Outwit Hayman (sic)

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest archive offers several Purim-related images.

Have You Seen those Gorgeous Almond Blossoms in Ayalon Valley?

Naturally, the moon and the sun came to a standstill in the sky, causing the solar system to disperse across the galaxy, on account of those pesky laws of Newton.

Killer Whale Spotted Off Israel’s Northern Shore

Killer whales feature strongly in the mythologies of indigenous cultures, with their reputation ranging from being the souls of humans to merciless killers.

Stunning: Israel’s Southern Canyons after the Floods

I am so grateful to Oded Sahar of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for these images. I could stare at them for hours.

Clergy From Around the Planet Gathered to Pray for the Environment at Megiddo National...

According to the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible, Megiddo (Armageddon) is the prophesied location of a gathering of armies for a battle during the end times.

Did Anyone Say No Settler Will Be Uprooted? Someone Should Tell Bibi

The 150 soldiers and police officers demolished two, count them, two, structures, one of which had been home to a young couple and their baby.

Is There Such a Thing as Israeli Cuisine? Who Cares?

In my humble opinion, one can gain half a pound by just looking at these images, they're so delicious.

Israelis Brave Gaza Rockets to Visit their Kalaniot

Over the weekend, Israelis flocked to the western Negev, to grab an eyeful of the annual miracle of the return of the Kalaniot – the red Anemone which paint the desert red each winter after the big rains.

Celebrating Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem

Sadly, this expression of boundless patriotic joy remained a tiny island of light in an otherwise dark sea of doubt, misgivings and outright hostility – and that's Israeli Jews.

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