Preparations for Lag B’Omer in Meron

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to visit the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Lag B’Omer, the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon's death. The Hillula will begin Wednesday night...

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. JNS.org — Mickey Berkowitz on Wednesday became the first Israeli basketball player to...

HANC Team Shalva Raises Over $110,000 As Part Of Jerusalem Marathon 2018

Amidst snow and ice, on Wednesday, March 7, a dedicated group of HANC High School students traveled to Israel to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon. Thirty-eight strong, Team HANC...

IsraelHour.com Ranks 15 Top Israeli Songs

IsraelHour.com, the internet’s premiere location for Israeli music, has compiled 15 of the top Israeli songs for your Yom HaAtzmaut listening pleasure. Hosted since 1994 by Josh Shron and Mairov...

Ivanka, Dershowitz, Mayim Bialik Suggested to Light Independence Day Torch

By TAMARA ZIEVE The Diaspora Affairs Ministry together with the Sport and Culture Ministry has launched a call for nominees from the Diaspora to light a torch this year at...

World Bnei Akiva Inspires Teens to Join Chidon HaTanach

The final round of the 2018 Chidon HaTanach (International Bible Contest) is Thursday, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. More than one fifth...

Shalva Team Breaks Record In Jerusalem Marathon Communities Race

Shalva, Israel’s association for the care, inclusion, and support of persons with disabilities and their families broke a record this morning at the Jerusalem Winner Marathon of 2018. Shalva’s...

BDS Fails a Second Time at University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa students voting at the SFUO General Assembly. Photo: SFUO / Screenshot. A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University...

Adelsons Donate $70 Million to Birthright Program

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – On the eve of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson surprised the audience at the 18th annual Birthright Israel gala on Sunday night...

LifeChanger FSU Opens Ukraine’s First-Ever Special Education Resource Room

In January, LifeChanger FSU, a proactive human services organization in the Ukraine, celebrated the grand opening of its special education resource room at the Or Avner Jewish School in...

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IDF Officer Wounded by Palestinian Sniper: I Was Saved by a Miracle

IDF Lieutenant Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade declared on Sunday that he was saved by a miracle after being shot in the...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They...

Israeli Report Shows How Syrian Fire Took Down Russian Plane

Following an urgent meeting between Israeli and Russian military officials after the downing of a Russian spy plane over Syria, a 40-page report reveals...

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