Israel Reports More Lebanon Tunnel Activity to UN

Israel informed the United Nations of still more “underground infrastructure” tied to Hezbollah along the Israeli border with Lebanon. The Times of Israel first reported the development, citing an Israeli official. “Hezbollah’s...

Vandals Toss Torah Scrolls on Floor of Jerusalem Synagogue

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Vandals broke into a Jerusalem synagogue and tossed four Torah scrolls on the floor. The break-in took place in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood on Monday night. Worshippers...

Gantz, Ya’alon Join Forces in Bid to Oust Netanyahu in Upcoming Elections

Two former IDF chiefs of staff, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon, have agreed to run on a joint list in the upcoming Knesset elections. The two men reached an just...

Israel Wants International Observer Force Out of Hebron

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will not extend the mandate of a civilian observer force in Hebron Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening that he had made the...

Tidbits From Israel: The Blooming Netzer Ariel Community

  The communities of Gush Katif were established in 1970 following a decision by the government of Israel. Twenty-one communities quickly thrived and created a unique chain of rich cultural...

Lone Soldiers Get a Helping Hand on Annual ‘Personal Errands Day’

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) hosted its sixth annual “Yom Siddurim,” or “personal errands day,” for lone soldiers last week. The day, organized with the Israel...

Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Visit Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of seven families of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia came to Israel to celebrate Israeli Space Week at the behest of...

Top Democrats Voice Support for Israeli Sovereignty in Golan

U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights got a significant boost over the weekend after a senior Democrat joined prominent Republicans in this effort. House Majority Leader Steny...

Comedian Roseanne Barr Visits Israel with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as part of...

Birthright Israel Sees Record Participation in 2018

Birthright Israel reached a new milestone in 2018, with a record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis. Birthright Israel, also known as Taglit in Hebrew, brings Jewish youths...
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8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

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  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

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