Kotel Rabbi Asks for Trump’s Recovery on Day of Priestly Blessing

The event was attended by the Chief Rabbis Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

First Baby Boy of 5781 Born in T’veria, Weighs 6.4 Lbs., Mom, Dad, 3...

The mother, Yifah, said she was only due to give birth in a week but was happy about the gift and the surprise her family received for the new year.

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."

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.

’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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chief Rabbi: Quarantined Patients Should Read the Megillah Aloud for Themselves

"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.
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Mayim Bialik’s Abbreviated Megillah

Mayim Bialik, of The Big Bang Theory fame, presents an abbreviated and somewhat hyper version of the Book of Esther story.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Women of the Wall, Celebrate Rosh Chodesh But Not Together

The Women of the Wall claimed that despite the Orthodox's promises to bring thousands of seminar girls to drown out and interrupt the WOW service, only a few showed up.

Three Generations of Artichoke Growers Bring President Tu B’Shvat Baskets

"Nechama’s artichokes became a talking-point at Rivlin family Friday night dinners, and so this fills me with a special longing.”

Zot Chanukah on Mount Meron: Farewell Dance to Festival of Lights

Zot Chanukah is a reference in Torah literature to the eighth day of Chanukah, since on that day the Torah reading includes the verse Zot Chanukat Ha'Mizbe'ach (this is the inauguration of the altar).

1,200-Year Old Cruse Loaded with Gold Coins Found in Yavneh Excavation

The large-scale excavation, carried out southeast of Tell Yavneh, has revealed a massive number of pottery kilns.

Jewish Astronaut Wishes Happy Chanukah from the International Space Station

The ISS revolves around the Earth at about 17,500 mph resulting in it completing one revolution in about 90 minutes, and about 16 revolutions per day. That's a lot of candle lighting.

32 Ft, 4,000 Lbs Menorahs at Brooklyn, Manhattan, Plazas

Lighting the giant menorah requires the use of a 60-foot boom lift.

Chol HaMoed Travelers Meet Israel’s Amazing Mountain Goats

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been using the intermediary days of Sukkot (one more than in the diaspora) to tour the land, picnic...

City Landscaping Sanctifies, Satisfies & Profits City of Arad

The fruit reflects the nature of the city's residents: diverse, natural and the majority sweet.

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