On Purim 5784 Israelis Eke Out the Silly

Turns out being happy is hard work for a people tormented by war and atrocities, and so, we salute them!

Romanian Parliament Declares Israel’s Independence Day a National Holiday

“It is often said that true friendship is shown in the most difficult of times. More than ever now is the time for such a symbol."

Chief Rabbi: Soldiers in Gaza to Read Megillah Saturday Night

It has been quite a while since Jews required halachic rulings regarding their stay in Gaza.

Skyrocketing Cocoa Prices Cause Worldwide Chocolate Shortage

Cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolate, has more than doubled in price over the past year.

Netanyahu: A Tree Will Grow Next to Gaza to Celebrate Tu B’Shevat

"Hamas came to uproot us; we will uproot them. Hamas came to wipe us out; we will wipe them out. We will deepen our roots in our land."

Almond Trees Are Blossoming in Israel a Month ahead of Tu BiShvat

“The warm temperatures trigger the mechanisms of the fragrant and colorful flowering, which is designed to attract pollinators."

Chabad Rabbi Tells Disturbing Fact to Harvard President

Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi: Harvard “would not allow us to leave the menorah here overnight, because there’s fear it’ll be vandalized.”

California Antisemites Destroy Oakland’s Public Menorah

Rabbi Dovid Labkowski: "We're going to rebuild it bigger and better. We don't cower from hate."

Netanyahu on the Heavy IDF Losses: Four Out of the Five Hasmonean Brothers Fell...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday visited the IDF Shaldag and 669 units at the Palmahim Air Force Base north of the Gaza Strip...

India’s ‘Lost Jews’ Celebrate Hanukkah

"This Hanukkah, the community unites in prayer, expressing collective hopes for the safety of Israel's soldiers and the secure return of all hostages in Gaza."

Families of MDA First Responders Murdered on Oct. 7 Light Fourth Candle of Hanukkah...

"We will never forget the enlistment and dedication of the volunteers in the nation's difficult hour. You healed not only wounds of the body but also the wounds of the soul."

‘In Their Light’ Kit for Hanukkah Honors the Heroes of October 7

The kit contains eight stories of courage as well as two empty cards so people can add their own heroes.

More Than a Dozen Chabad Hanukah Menorahs to Dispel Darkness in Gaza

Tzach of Israel will also be distributing personal Menorahs and sufganiot (Hanukah donuts) to more than 10,000 Israeli soldiers currently deployed in Gaza.

United Hatzalah Issues Hanukkah Safety Tips

Keep children at a distance from menorahs, lighters, and matches.

Western Wall Prepares for Hanukah in Jerusalem Even as Israel Battles Hamas

A central candle lighting ceremony will be held every evening of Hanukah in the Western Wall Plaza under the theme "The Western Wall - the Light in All Our Hearts," featuring rabbis, public figures, families, and volunteers.

More Than Half a Million Visitors at Western Wall Since Start of Sukkot

Some 50,000 people took part in the second Birkat Kohanim ceremony, and tens of thousands have streamed to the Wall daily during Sukkot.

Annual Jerusalem March Heads to Sacher Park

This year, the march had three parts: a morning walk with three routes to choose from; a celebration in Sacher Park; and the festive parade itself.

Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Kotel

Tens of thousands of Jews attended Monday morning’s Birkat Ha’Cohanim – the priestly blessing – at the Western Wall.

Two Heartening Sukkot Notes from the Late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Here are two sober notes from the late Rabbi Sacks which are at the same time uplifting and heartwarming.

Haredi Lone Soldiers Receive Gift of 4 Species for Sukkot

Over the past few days, the Netzah association distributed 450 fancy four species sets to the Haredi soldiers.

Israel’s Diaspora Minister Tours Kfar Chabad Etrog Orchard, Honey Factory Ahead of Sukkot

During the visit, Chikli toured the etrog orchard of the Gorlik family, discovering the secrets of growing the unique fruit for Sukkot.

Preparations Underway for Sukkot 5784 at the Western Wall Plaza

Due to the high demand and the public's desire to participate in the traditional ceremony, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation will hold this year's Birkat Kohanim service twice.

What a Difference a Year Makes in Tel Aviv

You know, the Internet has a very long memory.

Antisemites Crash Yom Kippur Prayers in Tel Aviv with Gantz & Lapid’s Support

“One protester positioned herself behind a very elderly woman in a wheelchair who came with her Filipino nurse."

More Than 2,000 Taken to Hospitals on Yom Kippur

The medical teams responded to 3,025 calls. Of those, 295 people fainted and suffered dehydration, and 2,069 people were evacuated to hospitals.

Rosh Yehudi: Yom Kippur Prayers Will Take Place as Planned at Dizengoff Circle

It remains to be seen whether the anarchists will be brazen enough to crash the public prayer service.

Man Dies from Cardiac Arrest, 1,000 Receive Medical Treatment in Uman

"Regrettably, despite our best efforts, his death had to be pronounced at the scene."

Muslims Irate after Jews Blow Shofar on Temple Mount on Rosh Hashanah

All of which stands to show you that the Arabs already know the Jews are coming. Now, someone must tell the Jews.

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