Aliyah Chronicle: Joining Old and New in Our 2nd Year of Aliyah

By Jessica Cutter The second year of aliyah is a mixed bag of emotions. In many ways it marks settling into normal life as Israelis, while on the other hand,...

Cabinet Post Disputes Delay Israeli Government Inauguration

The planned inauguration on Thursday of a unity government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been postponed until Sunday, due to last-minute wrangling over cabinet appointments, an official...

Sing Along With President Rivlin!

Courtesy of Israel Hour Radio In what seems to be an annual tradition, President Reuven Rivlin encouraged Israelis to join together to sing Arik Einstein's 1987 classic “Shir HaShayara" in...

Netanyahu Presents New Unity Government to Parliament

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his new unity government to parliament on Sunday, ending more than a year of political deadlock but still facing a trial starting in...

Fly-Bys, Flags on Rooftops Mark Israel’s Independence Day

Military jets flew in formation over Tel Aviv’s deserted parks and streets on Wednesday, cheered on from rooftops by flag-waving residents in face masks as Israel marked its Independence Day under...

Jerusalem’s Old City Largest Accessible Historic Site in World

The Old City of Jerusalem just became the largest accessible historic city in the world. The newly inaugurated, 10-year, 20 million shekel (about $5.5 million) project led by the East...

Immigrants Group: Israel Is ‘Unprepared’ to Absorb French Jews

Data published Tuesday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics pointing to a continued decrease in the number of French Jews immigrating to the Jewish State come as no surprise...

Why ‘Forbes’ Chose Israel to Host Global Women’s Summit

For Forbes magazine chief content officer Randall Lane, Israel was a natural choice to host the first-ever Forbes “Under 30 Global Women’s Summit,” set to take place in Tel Aviv...

Israel OKs Medical Cannabis for Export

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel gave final approval for the export of medical cannabis — an industry it expects to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, Reuters reported. A free...

Israel Declares Full Curfew Starting Erev Pesach – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri have agreed to declare a full nationwide curfew for Passover eve, which begins at sundown on Wednesday. Speaking...
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BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is returning to the big screen. MGM will produce a remake of the iconic 1964...

Former YU Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm Dies at 92

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