Israel’s Mickey Berkowitz Selected for International Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Israeli basketball player Mickey Berkowitz waves to the crowd during a pre-game introduction. Photo: YouTube screenshot. — Mickey Berkowitz on Wednesday became the first Israeli basketball player to...

Seniors Dance The Night Away At Gurwin Annual Prom

Prom is a highly anticipated event in most every senior’s life. This is true not only in high school, but also in the golden years, as evidenced by the...

42 Orphans Celebrate Bat Mitzvahs In Jerusalem

Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating social-welfare organization in Israel–since 1788–hosted a bat mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families this week in Jerusalem. And while the...

Happy Birthday, Little Miracle

By Shalom Pollack It is Independence Day, our 69th. Not bad for a tiny country smaller than Lake Michigan and under threat of annihilation every day of each those years. The...

Holocaust Survivor Reunited With Woman Who Hid Her From Nazis

Holocaust survivor Miri Amir was reunited with Miroslawa Gruszczynska, the woman whose family hid her from the Nazis in Poland during World War II. Amir hadn’t seen Gruszczynska in...

Spring Is Here And Baseball Is In The Air

By Ariella Stone I just finished reading a most unusual and groundbreaking novel titled The Season of Pepsi Meyers. As an avid fan of our national pastime, as well as...

10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married In Israel

Ten Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Mizoram, India, in February, married at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Chasidim on Sunday, April 2, under...

Waze To Prevent Wildlife From Becoming Roadkill

As part of UN World Wildlife Day (Friday, March 3), the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and Waze launched a new venture aimed at reducing...

What’s Up, Dog?

By Michele Herenstein While finding my seat on a flight to Denver, I noticed there was a decent-sized dog across the aisle from my parents and me, basically nose up against...

‘Smart Apartments’ Initiative Offers Disabled New Hope For Independent Living

In an initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Welfare, the Colel Chabad charitable organization has recently launched a new project to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to...

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Terrorist Attacks in Israel Decrease Sharply

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

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