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Northeastern India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Lights First Candle of Hanukkah

A DNA testing done in 2003 and 2004 of several hundred men of this group showed no evidence of Middle Eastern ancestry.

Leket Israel Launches Tu B’Shevat Project, Sayeret Tapuz

Many of the project's volunteers this year are Israeli special needs teenagers from Gan Yavne.

Traveler’s Alert: Flight Delays Expected in Israel

Flight paths in the area around Cyprus are being altered, affecting the international lanes to and from Israel.

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

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.

Netanyahu Heats Up Mimouna Celebration

Israelis heading to Mimouna celebrations in Or Akiva saw Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah at the party Saturday night.

SA Chief Rabbi: Proposed Ban on Dual Citizenship ‘Insulting’

"If everything is 'apartheid' then nothing is apartheid." South Africa's Chief Rabbi Goldstein says a proposed dual citizenship ban targets Israel.

Israeli Postal Service Delivers Letters to God at the Wall Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hundreds of letters are mailed to Israel annually addressed to "God," "Jesus," "Our Dear Father in Heaven" and "the Western Wall."

Tens of Thousands Stream into Hebron for Passover Festival

Tens of thousands of Jews streamed into Hebron to celebrate the city's annual Passover festival.

Koren Shavuot Mahzor Reveals Surprise

"According to the written sources, biblical and post-biblical, there was intense debate as to when Shavuot is celebrated and why."

Yes We Have Sweet, Edible, Seedless Pomegranates, Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

Zamiri and his sons have invented the Wine pomegranate which is seedless, fire-engine red and sweet beyond belief.

Authorized to Sell

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman authorized IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim to sell all the IDF's Chametz to a non-Jew.

Thousands Accompany Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner, 102, zt’l, to Rest; 1 Killed, More Hurt...

Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner (Wosner), zt'l, -- the Shevet HaLevi -- was laid to rest overnight in Bnei Brak. A young man died at the funeral as well.

Extreme Tourism: Come Watch Pascal Sacrifice on Mount Gerizim, Slaughtered Lambs and All

The signal is given the lambs are slaughtered and the process of preparing them to be roasted whole begins.

The Walk Around the Walls

Rectification for the Sin of the Spies – "Sovereignty”

Israel Police Detain Jewish Teen for Pepper-Spraying Arab Attackers

A Jewish teen is arrested for pepper-spraying a group of Muslim Arabs who were harassing his family near the Shalshelet Gate in Jerusalem.

World Parliamentarians Gather in Jerusalem for 50th Year Conference on Unification

Nearly two dozen international members of parliament will arrive in Jerusalem to celebrate its liberation at a conference during Sukkot.

IDF’s Commando Rabbi Wasn’t Joking about Rebuilding the Temple

Captain Rabbi Avrumi Levin: In case the Temple is rebuilt, consider this [Tisha B'Av] document null and void.

Rosh Hashana Message from Prime Minister Netanyahu [video]

Give the video a moment to load: WATCH: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new year's greetings for Rosh Hashanah. Shana Tova! https://t.co/vlJzMwNRry — PM of Israel...

US Ambassador Friedman Praises ‘Religions Coming Together’ in Jerusalem

The ambassador visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher ahead of the Roman Catholic holiday of Good Friday, which is immediately followed by Easter Sunday.

Bnei Brak Threatens Court Action to Block Light Rail Work on Yom Kippur &...

At issue is the agreement with the city of Bnei Brak that prohibits digging and other work on the Light Rail tracks during the Sabbath and on Yom Kippur.

Egyptian Culture Rife in Israel ‘For Years’ After Exodus

Israeli archaeologists prove Egyptian culture was rife in Israel "for years" after the Exodus.

Weather for Sukkot in Israel and New York: Pleasant

Weather forecasters are promising partly cloudy to sunny skies through the weekend and at least until the beginning of the Sukkot holiday, which begins...

Two IDF Soldiers Injured in Joseph’s Tomb Tu Bishvat Celebration

About two thousand Jewish visitors participated in the event.

First Baby of 5777 Born at Ma’ayanei HaYeshua

The first three Israeli babies born in 5777 entered the world at Ma'aynei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

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