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 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.

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.

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.

72nd Independence Day: State of Israel under Lockdown

“We urge the public to comply with the health directives and follow police orders to make sure the citizens of Israel remain safe."

President Rivlin Visits Israelis at Home Via Hologram Technology

“I remember the first Yom Haatzmaut, and here we are today, 72 years later and I am together with you. Yom Atzma’ut Sameach, my dear ones!”

United Hatzalah Steps In to Help Bereaved Families on Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s...

"The initiative was created to show we still remember and honor each and every one of the people who died and show our support for their families."

Chabad Rabbis in Israel Prohibit Emissary to Katmandu Hani Lipshitz from Lighting Independence Day...

Lipshitz, for her part, posted a message on Thursday on the Facebook page of Chabad of Kathmandu, announcing she preferred to give up the honor and avoid the turf war altogether.

Muslim EMT Volunteer Brings Holiday Light to Quarantined Elderly Coronavirus Patient

She called her family in Bnei Brak for help, but Bnei Brak was under a lockdown, and no one would have been to leave town, much less enter the quarantine hotel.

Jewish Women’s Renaissance Founder Lori Palatnik to Light Diaspora Torch on Independence Day

In 2008, Palatnik revealed that she had donated one of her kidneys to a stranger.

Israel Flies In 1 Million Portuguese Eggs to Alleviate Pre-Holiday Shortage

"Demand is higher than on any other Passover I remember, and the amount of eggs we marketed in the last month is significantly higher than our normal market share."

Tzohar Rabbis Advocate Halachic Sale of New Utensils for Pesach Under Shadow of COVID-19

The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.

Virtually Every Pesach Program Now Closed

Pesach programs are now taking calls from customers who want a refund, and getting one is not always simple.

Sephardi Rabbis Under Fire for Allowing Zoom Video Seders with Isolated Elderly

Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.

On Purim, Chabad of Dead Sea Reads Megillah for a Jew in Quarantine

"And for the Jews there was light and happiness and joy . . . "

Community Groups Work to Make Megilla Readings Accessible and Safe, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."

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.

Watch the Tel Aviv Purim Parade with Mayor Meir Dizengoff on his Mare Mehira

The 1933 Adloyada featured a puppet of Adolf Hitler riding a horse with a sign saying "kill Jews" on its neck.


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