Community Center Breaks Ground in Shlomit, Southern Negev

Quite literally among the booms and billows of black smoke across the nearby Gaza border, deep in Israel’s southern Negev Desert, the new community of Shlomit laid a cornerstone...

Haredi Soldiers Distributed 2,000 Mishloach Manot To Patients While On Army Leave

While on holiday leave from the army, Haredi soldiers from the Netzach Yehuda Brigade chose to devote their long-awaited vacation day to visiting the sick in hospitals around Israel...

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...

Meet Capt. Elgen Long Who Saved Yemenite Jews in 1949

With city lights dotting the night behind her, Dr. Dee Gaines, a neuropsychologist, sat for good reason — she’s very pregnant. But when Capt. Elgen Long, the last surviving...

JDC, Israel Team Up to Alleviate African Poverty Through Agtech

In a ceremony in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Israel’s Ministry of the Economy formalized their partnership to leverage Israeli agricultural technology as...

Eurovision Winner Signs International Distribution Deal

Netta Barzilai, the Israeli winner of Eurovision 2018, has signed a global distribution deal for her winning song, “Toy.” The deal was signed with S-Curve/BMG. “Toy” is officially the most viewed...

Aleh Pays Tribute To ‘Guardian Angel’ Of Israel’s Disability Community

On Monday, September 11, the Aleh Jerusalem Ladies Committee hosted their 25th gala event at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, an incredible evening featuring great food and lively...

Former World Champions Take on Dozens of Chess Players in Jerusalem

Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand, two former world champions, took on dozens of children and teenagers in simultaneous chess games in Jerusalem on Monday as hundreds of onlookers watched. The...

‘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...

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...

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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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