In its deeper meaning, the day represents a second chance achieved through the power of teshuva – repentance, or “return.”
The ceremony paid special tribute to the victims of the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh in October 2018 and Poway in April 2019.
As always, exceptions will be made for emergencies and humanitarian reasons but must be approved by the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).
Israel’s president and Knesset made the final preparations for the Passover Holiday, which will begin on Friday night, and sold their Chametz, leavened foods that are not kosher during Passover.
Rabbi Yosef explained his decision, saying, "They followed the rule of 'the more stringent the better,' and made up many, many Chumrot (stringent rules)."
A response by the State is required by June 1, 2019; that is, a month and a half after the upcoming Passover holiday.
Control operations have treated nearly 85,000 hectare since December, of which 30,000 hectare were treated in the past three weeks in Egypt, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel urged Israeli consumers to begin buying fresh fruits grown in Israel for their celebrations, noting that dried fruits became traditional only due to the difficulty in successfully transporting fresh produce from Israel to places around the world.
About two thousand Jewish visitors participated in the event.
“Farmers are today’s pioneers, and Israel’s agricultural produce is among the best in the world.”
Last year the president celebrated only with Jewish members of Congress who were supportive of him.
"We will still be holding the Hanukkah celebration in the market square. The attackers want to intimidate us, but they won't succeed."
The gold cache was found hidden between two stones on the side of a well, in a house in a neighborhood dating to the Abbasid and Fatimid periods, some 900 years ago.
"I remember when I was in military service, there were several Haredi soldiers with me. We did not change our way of life and we did not try to change our comrades’ way of life. We were all brothers in arms.”
A miracle did not take place for us / A can of oil we did not find.
Most Israeli Jews partake in several Hanukkah activities, such as eating sufganiyot (doughnuts) and latkes (79%) and giving Hanukkah gelt (64%).
"Women and girls are welcome to light at our stand."
“You brought a spirit of heroism and nobility that was sorely tested on the difficult journey you undertook."
Dancing and singing in Efrat in memory of Ari Fuld.
Herzog urged the dancers to simply keep the commandment of “love thy neighbor” – “Ahavat Yisrael, Ahavat Yisrael, Ahavat Yisrael.”
Presidential daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump on Friday participated in Lulav Benching (shaking the four species) at the White House, along with some...
The sukkah was erected by a group of foreign office employees from various departments and diverse backgrounds, which is dedicated to promoting religion and faith.
"And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck."
In Arab Newspeak, every Jew is a settler and every Jew who visits the Temple Mount is, in fact, storming the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Of course, this entire drama would have been prevented had there been even a couple of Reform or Conservative Jews to celebrate Chol Ha'Mo'ed at the Kotel.
The public is asked to pray for the complete recovery of Moshe ben Sarah.
"It is forbidden to provide a livelihood to the villains of Gaza at the expense of the farmers who suffer from their persecution."
“I apologize to the Jewish community of Gdansk. In the city of Freedom and Solidarity, we respect all religions and do not accept acts of hooliganism," the mayor said.
Rabbi Getz came to Uman with the last strength in his body to stay near Rabbi Nachman's gravesite during the days of Judgment.
"We are one people, with a shared history and a shared future. We share a commitment to the future of the Jewish people, despite our differences."