Winter in Israel, for Real

If you close your eyes you'd think you're in Canada.

Images of Today’s Flight Test of the Arrow 3 Weapon System

Later in the day, we received these images from the launch from Israel's Defense Ministry. Enjoy.

MDA Receives 194 Blood Units, 144 Hair Braids, on ‘Double Donation Day’

"The Israeli people, time after time, open their hearts, acting for the wellbeing of society,"

First Night of Hanukkah Finds Menorahs Lighting Up Across Israel

Hanukkah menorahs were glowing across the nation, even in the tiniest corners.

UN Declares Eilat’s Birding Center One of Most Important Global Biodiversity Projects

"They are encouraged to love and conserve birds, in their gardens or at work, now and forever."

IDF Special Forces Run 4 Ari in Jerusalem Marathon

Some sixty soldiers in a special forces unit ran in Ari's memory in the Jerusalem Marathon.

Those Wonderful Folks in their Amazing Flying Machines: Israel’s Multi-Air Force Exercise ‘Blue Flag’

More than 1,500 people from 8 different countries gathered to spend two weeks together as part of the international exercise Blue Flag.

The Rachmastrivker Rebbe’s Kiddush Levana

Just as the moon illuminates the night's darkness, so do the people of Israel illuminate the brutish and dark humanity with the light of God.

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe Celebrates Sukkot in Northeastern India

The Bnei Menashe, or sons of Manasseh, claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

Ushering Out 5781: Elul Selichot Begin at the Kotel

Some time between the decline of the Jewish center in Eretz Israel and the early Medieval era we started saying Selichot as part of our annual cycle of prayers.

Cormorant Visitor Arrives on Zion’s Shores, Will Appreciate Fish

This cormorant has been spotted only twice before in the Holy Land.

Evyatar: The Handover

Residents of Evyatar are keep up their end of the deal with the government and are packing up to leave, to hand over the keys to the town to the IDF.

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.

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