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...

World Mizrachi Movement Celebrates “Seventy For 70”

This weekend, Jews from across the diaspora will be inspired by lectures from speakers from Israel as part of the World Mizrachi Movement’s “Seventy for 70” in celebration of...

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...

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...
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Roseanne Wants to Move to Israel, Become Prime Minister

Jewish actress and comedian Roseanne Barr said on Sunday that she hopes to one day make aliyah and maybe even run for prime minister of Israel. “I want to move...

New Oleh Billionaire Abramovich Settles Into Tel Aviv Home

Billionaire Roman Abramovich of Russia became Israel’s wealthiest citizen on Monday, making aliyah upon arrival in his private jet. A Jew entitled to Israeli citizenship by law, Abramovich is now...

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...

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...

Chabad Communities Across Russia Ready for Jewish World Cup Fans

If Rostov-on-Don Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Chaim Danzinger has his way, thousands of Jewish soccer fans who will descend on his storied town and 10 other historic cities for the upcoming World...
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