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.

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."

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."

‘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.

United Hatzalah Issues Hanukkah Safety Tips

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Bar Ilan Professor Solves Age Old Issue: How Big Was the Talmudic Egg?

Bar-Ilan U. Prof. Zohar Amar discovered ancient eggs were smaller than previously believed.

Jews Looking for Arabs to Hide their Lambs for Temple Mount Paschal Sacrifice

If you’re Arab and read the Jewish Press, and happen to live in close proximity to the Temple Mount – this could be a nice payday for you.

Keep your Children Safe this Purim

You are the grownup, so don't let your children do on Purim things you won't let them do any other day of the year.

Inscription Bearing Name of King Achashverosh’s Father Discovered in Tel Lachish

The Aramaic inscription reads “Year 24 of Darius,” dating it to 498 BCE.

Gafni Pushing Hospital Chametz Ban, Rabbinic Arbitration, AG Objecting

The bill stresses that the chametz provision would not apply to hospitals "in the non-Jewish sector."

Jewish Twitter: Hanukkah Celebrated in Muslim Countries

The Amram Blau group, disciples of the late founder of the Neturai Karta movement, burned an Israeli flag on Hanukkah

2 Sufganiyah-Related Choking Incidents on First Day of Hanukkah

A short while after the senior citizen choked on a sufganiyah in Netanya, another man choked on one in Ofakim.

A Very Twitter Chanukah/Hanukkah

First, an explanation. This morning, I posted to The Jewish Press Online team: “Let's stick with one spelling: Chanukah.” And my colleague Hana Levi...

KKL-JNF Shares How Children Celebrated Chanukah When the World Was Black and White

"Since its establishment about 120 years ago, KKL-JNF photographers have accompanied the Jewish communities in Israel and abroad.”

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