Up Close With Joanna Landau, Founder, CEO of Vibe Israel

  For the past decade, the perception among Americans is that Israel’s economic identity is tied to technological innovation. However, newly released research commissioned by nonprofit Vibe Israel shows that...

What I’ve Learned About Emirati Culture As the Chief Rabbi’s Wife

By MICHELLE WALDMAN SARNA, PhD (JTA) — Jews around the world are rightfully celebrating the historic and euphoric peace agreement between Israel and the UAE — and so are Emiratis. In particular, Israelis are looking forward...

Mindbiz: Husband’s Travel Bug Crushed By COVID

Dear Esther, My husband, Chaim, and I have always loved to travel. We both share a tremendous curiosity about the world and are interested in lands far and near. Thank...

Ukraine, Belarus Argue Over Breslovers Stranded at Border

Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them...

Israeli Tourism In The Time Of Corona

By Dina Davidovics Virtually every tourism-related business in Israel has taken a hit from COVID-19. In the first half of 2020, there were only 794,600 tourists to Israel compared with...

Other Side of the Bench: The Conventional Catskills

  It was extremely weird yet incredibly nostalgic. We don’t go away often for Shabbos, and when we do it’s for a family simcha or perhaps a celebratory weekend of...

Ukraine, Israel, Urge Uman Pilgrims to Stay Home for Rosh Hashanah

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukraine’s interior minister said his country will implement a ban on the convergence of foreign pilgrims at Uman for the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage as a coronavirus...

Report: Israel Reopens Its Skies With Restrictions

JNS.org – Israel on Sunday partially reopened its skies to incoming and outgoing flights, following months of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a plan published by the Israeli...

OU Offers Guide for Kosher Food and Travel

  With an expected surge in domestic travel this summer due to COVID-19, Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online kosher food...

Nearly 200 Previously Stranded Israelis Head Home From Central America

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nearly 200 Israelis stranded in several Central American countries because of the coronavirus are going home. A special El Al flight left from Panama City on...
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JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday. Speaking during...

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BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The...

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