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.

Uman Is Dancing Erev Rosh Hashanah

For all we know, these folks may still be dancing.

Rosh Hashana Shofar in the Park Program Is Back this Sunday in 250 Locations

These events attract tens of thousands of Israelis who come to hear the traditional shofar blasts and participate in singing and storytelling.

Ukraine Threatens to Bar Israelis from Uman for High Holy Days, Again

In July 2022, Korniychuk made a similar announcement, once again threatening that Ukraine would bar visits to Uman for the Jewish High Holy Days.

When Lincoln Borrowed a Philadelphia Rabbi’s Tammuz 17 Reference for the Gettysburg Address

In 1863, the day of Shabbat, July 4, Independence Day, fell on the first day of the three weeks, Tammuz 17, but because it was Shabbat, as is the case this year, 2019, the fast was pushed off to Sunday.

Preparations for Shavuot Underway at Western Wall

Hundreds of prayer quorums will have access to numerous Torah scrolls. Torah scrolls will not be permitted to be brought into the plaza according to the regulations of the Western Wall Plaza."

Netanyahu Orders Ban on Lag B’Omer Bonfire Lighting by Sex Offenders

Cult leader Eliezer Berland, recently released from prison, was honored with lighting the Lag B'Omer bonfire.

Jerusalem Picks 2 Right-Wing Hosts for Ceremony Marking 56th Anniversary of Reunification

Channel 14 is benefiting from the realization among Israeli viewers that they no longer have to be exposed to hostile messages from the media elites.

86 Treated in Meron So Far, No Major Incidents Reported

Hundreds of United Hatzalah volunteers from across the country are operating in shifts around the clock at the site.

LIVE: Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Lag B’Omer in Meron

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai is believed to be the second century CE author of the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

Hundreds of Thousands Returning to Mt. Meron 2 Years after the Catastrophe

The united Haredi councils’ joint appeal endorsed the government commission’s recommendations.

United Hatzalah Completes Preparations on Mt. Meron for Lag BaOmer Festivities

The organization’s medevac helicopters will be available throughout the festivities, ready to assist should the need arise.

Government Anxious to Prevent Independence Day from Falling into Anarchists’ Hands

Minister Regev et al may consider running the entire torch lighting event without an audience.

New Leadership: HaShomer HaChadash Volunteer to Light a Torch on Independence Day

"I witness the daily contributions of thousands of young men and women who tirelessly help and protect Israeli farmers."


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