Rhode Island District Superintendent Resigns over Starting School Year on Rosh Hashanah

"The first day of school will not be on Rosh Hashanah. That’s a promise. It won’t happen.”

9 B’Av Fast Starts Shabbat at Dusk, Ends Sunday Night, Keep It Meaningful

On Av 10, 5765 the Ariel Sharon government uprooted thousands of Jews from the Gaza Strip.

Ukraine Ambassador: U Um Uman Is Ready for Breslovers

The three participants also agreed to address illegal construction in the city of Uman ahead of the Jewish holiday.

Tormented EMTs Take Up 10% of Mt. Meron Tragedy Online Support

"The internal mechanism of rescuers drives them to fight rather than flee."

The Tragedy on Mt. Meron, Lag B’Omer 1911

"The zealots of Tsfat hung the blame for the great disaster on the mixing of men and women in Meron and imposed a ban on women's visits to Mt. Meron on Lag B'Omer.

44 Dead, 150 Injured in Mt. Meron Catastrophe

"It started because of a very large load. There were many people on top of me, I lay on someone and he was not breathing."

LIVE: Lag B’Omer in Meron 2021

Israeli families are basking in the light of bonfires burning to commemorate the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Israel Bans Lag B’Omer Bonfires Outside Strictly Designated Areas

Bonfires will be permitted on Lag B'Omer in areas that have been prepared for this purpose by the local municipalities with the approval of the National Fire and Rescue Authority.

Israel Celebrates its 73rd Birthday

Celebrations during the day include a reception at the President’s residence honoring 120 excelling IDF soldiers, the International Bible Contest and the Israel Prize ceremony in Jerusalem.

On its 73rd Independence Day, Israel Boasts 9.3 Million Citizens

Israel has 9,327,000 citizens, more than 11 times its population of 806,000 at the time of the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948.

Monsey Chanukah Machete Attacker Declared Unfit for Trial

He was once arrested for punching a police horse.

If Israel Doesn’t Get a New Government – See You at the Polls Yom...

Bennett has seen the murky relationship between Netanyahu and his previous main partner, Benny Gantz, who was made irrelevant by the PM.

Mother and Daughter Leave Mimouna Celebration to Save a Life in Another Mimouna

A 35-year-old mother of two collapsed in Acre during the traditional Mimouna celebration at 12:45 AM Sunday.

Ukraine Once Again Ready to Host Chassidic Pilgrims in Uman: Ambassador

Ambassador Korniychuk stressed that the Ukrainian side is ready to provide full assistance in organizing the current Chassidic pilgrimage."

Swedish Neo-Nazis Hang Bloody Dolls Outside Synagogue Citing Israelites’ Passover Murder of Egyptian Babies

Police spokesperson Angelica Israelsson Silfver told Swedish TV that police will assign "extra supervision" around the synagogue and other Jewish places following the incident.

Watch: Israelis Line Up in Endless Column of Cars outside Nature Preserve

An estimated 5,500 spent the night in the designated parking lots of the Nature and Parks Authority on the third day of the Passover holiday week.

Attorney Aviad Visoli: We Held Mincha Prayer with a Minyan on Temple Mount Tuesday

Presumably, the change in police attitude regarding open Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount has to do with the man who runs the police these days, Minister of Public Security Amir Ohana (Likud).

Israelis Pack into Blue-and-White Tourist Venues for Passover

"Nice to see a child's kite being used for its intended purpose for a change."

Pesach at the Zoo

Even the animals in the zoo are celebrating Pesach, at the Ramat Gan Safari.

Birkat Kohanim Held for Second Time on This Pesach at the Kotel

The special event, which is usually held only once on Passover and once on Sukkot, was held on both Monday and Tuesday this Passover.

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.

Passover Greetings from Bahrain’s Ambassador to US: Abrahamic Faiths Share Bond of ‘Rich, Intertwined...

"We three peoples all take stock in that very [intertwined] history, in those shared values, and of our own personal individual strength of faith."

‘Twas the Day Before Pesach, And All Through The Land . . .

We wish all of our readers a joyous and kosher Passover holiday!

Safety and Health Tips for Passover from United Hatzalah

“Each year we see that the number of emergency calls received by our organization rises dramatically over the holiday."

The Haggadah About Nothing and Other Jewish American Curiosities

We explored what zany, Jewish American Haggadahs are available on Amazon. We were not disappointed.

Nearly 650 Pounds of Matzah Shipped to Gulf Jews

“It is very exciting to see such demand for Passover programming in the Gulf this year.”

Health Ministry: Restrictions on Seder Night ‘Almost Certain’

One option discussed was the possibility of reducing the limit on gatherings to less than 20 people.

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