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Breslov Hasidim Won’t Leave Belarus-Ukraine Border Ahead of Rosh Hashana

“Ukraine has shut its borders to foreigners, and no exclusions will be made for the Hasidic pilgrims.”

‘Wherever We Are in This World, We All Sing ‘Avinu Malkenu,’ We Are Still...

"Shuls and synagogues in South Africa have been closed for nearly five months; we are all in this together and we are all there for each other."

President Aliyev Sends Rosh Hashanah Greetings to the Jewish Community of Azerbaijan

The State Department urged Azerbaijan to avoid using the pandemic to silence “civil society advocacy, opposition voices, or public discussion.”

Ukraine: Minister Deri Appealed to Let in the Chassidim

Turns out what's good for the goose is plenty good for the gander.
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The Maccabeats’ Latest Clip for Rosh Hashanah: Bashana Haba’a (Next Year)

This video has everything a pandemic Rosh Hashanah project needs: cute babies and kids, apples and honey, shofars, spacesuits.

Ohr Torah Stone Presents A Condensed Machzor for COVID-19 Communal Safety, Spirituality

"We pray that this machzor . . . helps those who will need to pray outdoors in the heat, and allows people to develop their relationship with God while wearing a mask and socially distancing."

Orthodox Union Launches Boot Camp to Train High Holiday Baalei Tefillot

With synagogues offering more minyanim than ever before in order to accommodate social distancing thereby creating a shortage of qualified Baalei Tefillot, the OU has created a “Baal Tefillah Boot Camp” to help train more than 100 to lead these minyanim.
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Capsule Selichot at the Kotel in the Age of Corona

In the Sephardic tradition, recital of Selichot in preparation for the High Holidays begins on the second day of the Hebrew month of Elul.

COVID-19: Ukraine Cancels Pilgrimage to Rebbe Nachman in Uman This Year

"The epidemiological situation in the country and in the world does not permit one to organize and hold mass events, especially with the participation of foreigners.”

Israel to Relax Synagogue Attendance Restrictions Ahead of Tisha B’Av, Ministers Say

According to the heads of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox parties, the Israeli Health Ministry will announce the new directives by Wednesday.

Israelis Barred from Breslov Pilgrimage to Uman This Upcoming Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur

“This has nothing to do with politics or anti-Semitism,” and we reject any claims which try to present it as such.”

Jerusalem Day at the Kotel [Photo Essay]

Jerusalem Day began at sundown on Thursday, celebrating the liberation and reunification of Israel's eternal capital.

Special Jerusalem Day Broadcast and Festive Prayer Service at the Kotel 12:30 PM ET...

The Jerusalem Municipality, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, the Office for Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and the Jerusalem Development Authority for the Development of Jerusalem will hold a special festive broadcast on Thursday.

Compromise Reached with Police on Jerusalem Flags Parade Thursday

In their petition to the High Court, the flag dance parade organizers demanded to be permitted to form a human chain from the city center to the Western Wall, with 3,000 participants.

Israeli Musicians Partner with United Hatzalah in Free Jerusalem Liberation Day Concert

Everyone is invited to register for the free live-streamed Yom Yerushalayim Concert.

300 Arrested After Storming Meron on Lag Ba’Omer

At some point, violent rioting began, including the throwing of rocks and other objects at the police, as well as forceful resistance to the police’s instructions.to leave the scene.

’18 for 18′ Initiative a Smashing Success Across Australia, New Zealand this lag B’Omer

According to data analytics, more than 40,000 Jewish people of all ages gathered online for this inspiring event.

Netanyahu Condemns Unauthorized Lag B’Omer Bonfires

Meanwhile, on Mt. Meron, some of Israel's religious leaders lit legal bonfires.

LIVE: Lag B’Omer Bonfire and Celebration in Meron

Fifty participants celebrate with the Rebbe of Boyan as he lights the bonfire on Mount Meron; musicians and singers provide music for dancing.

Lag B’Omer Special: Rare Bar-Kochva Revolt Coin Discovered at the Foot of the Temple...

The revolt lasted about five years, causing heavy casualties among the Roman legions – so much so that they had to deploy large military units from around the Roman Empire to complete their ranks.

WATCH: After Missing Pesach Due To Coronavirus, Eli Beer Held Seder on Pesach Sheni

After coming out of a month-long coma, Eli' beer's first question was, "When is Pesach?”

MDA is Preparing for the Limited Lag Ba’Omer Events on Mt. Meron

Six ambulances, two MICUs, a command vehicle and other designated emergency vehicles will be deployed in the field.

A COVID-19 Coronavirus Lag B’Omer: No Bonfires

Police will block off Mount Meron and the surrounding area with checkpoints. Israelis are also reminded: no local bonfires this year either.

No Lockdowns But No Private Fires on Lag B’Omer This Year

The directive was issued in order to prevent the gatherings that could lead to the subsequent return of multiple COVID-19 coronavirus infections.
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Israel Air Force Flies Over Hospitals in Independence Day Salute to Medical Heroes

"We feel the need to salute and put in the center those who are really at the forefront," said Air Force Manpower Chief Brigadier General Itamar Reichel.
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Eerie Silence in Israeli Parks on Independence Day, Compared with Previous Years

And just to help you appreciate the rare beauty of Park HaYarkon on this Independence Day, see how the same park looked on Independence Day, 2014.

From Mount Herzl’s Stage to Balconies Nationwide, The Song ‘Chai Chai Chai!’ Rings Out...

"Chai" -- sung by Israelis from the balconies around the country as Independence Day got underway, is a symbol of Israeli survival.

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