Several days before, a swastika was drawn on the menorah.
The youth of the predominantly Orthodox town of Yitzhar (pop. 1,468), held a traditional "swearing in" ceremony on Mount Ebal on the third light of Hanukkah.
They are put up in places large and small, in front of iconic buildings and in remote settings.
"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."
The Oz veGaon preserve was established in memory of Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel, three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped on 12 June 12, 2014, outside the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.
A Spokesman for the Temple Organization Headquarters said there is no more appropriate time than the jubilee year for the liberation of the Temple Mount to renew the Temple service in its proper place, on the Temple Mount.
Police were told the suspect didn’t like where his neighbor wanted to build his sukkah, who then nevertheless built it on the site.
If anyone asks, this is why Israel closes off the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority for the duration of Jewish holidays: to commemorate the Park Hotel massacre.
Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.743 million.
In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.
You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.
Threats of Muslim violence threatened to stop the traditional march around the walls of Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av.
An unprecedented Yiddish version by Hindy Nosek-Abelson.
Rabbi Yoel Moscowicz, the first Rebbe of Shotz, was a fifth generation descendant of the founder of Hasidism Rabbi Yisroel Baal Shem Tov.
Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.
"Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO's mission of safeguarding humanity's cultural heritage."
As environmental and religious tit for tat go, in February Adalah fiercely condemned Israel's new 'Muezzin Law,' which set out to curb the imposition of Muslim calls to prayer on non-Muslims.
'The decision regarding eating chametz is personal and there is no place for the legislator to become involved by imposing limits and threatening criminal sanctions.'
A goat will be slaughtered, skinned and stretched on a spit fire – the Torah commands us not to break any of its parts, a show of our 'holy chutzpa.'
So, go, download, study the material (as prescribed by halacha, come to think of it) and start the three-week countdown to the seder night … Now!
To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.
'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.
We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence