International Artist Sees Unity in the Diversity of Israel’s People

In her Jerusalem studio, in the top two floors of an unassuming building, Israeli artist Beverly Barkat is putting the final touches to her latest and most ambitious exhibition...

Yankees Baseball Legend Mariano Rivera Visits Israeli Army Base

Former legendary New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera visited an Israel Defense Forces base in northern Israel to lend solidarity with Israeli soldiers. Rivera, who played 19 seasons with the...

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...

Welcome to Israel: 232 New Immigrants Arrive on Aliyah

A total of 232 new immigrants touched down at Ben-Gurion Airport early on Wednesday morning on the latest aliyah flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization. On board from...

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...

The Six Wonder-Ladies: MDA’s Motorcyclists Save Lives

  As part of Magen David Adom’s ongoing efforts of to shorten response and arrival times of its teams, the emergency medicine technicians and paramedics arrive on scene events using...

American Students Get Firsthand Experience in Israel, MDA-Style

Sophie Roth, 17, from Long Island, N.Y., had always watched as ambulances whirred by and wondered what it would be like to serve as an emergency responder, assisting someone...

Chabad Making Inroads in Finland’s Jewish Community

As the world’s eyes turn toward Helsinki’s hosting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of the Finnish capital’s traditional summit meeting places, the...

Israeli Company Provides Communication Technology for Thai Rescue

The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach are safe and free after 18 days and Israeli technology was instrumental in their rescue! Uzi Hanoni, CEO of Yavne-based Maxtech, was...

New Survey: 88 Percent of Israelis Happy With Their Lives

Complaining often seems like Israel’s national pastime, but a new government survey shows that, in fact, 88 percent of Israelis are happy and satisfied with their lives. The Hebrew news...

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Bloomberg Ranks Israel 5th Most Innovative Nation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries. The...

NASCK Consecrates Unique Florida Cemetery

    The National Association for Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) consecrated a nonprofit cemetery on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, dedicated to providing a...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in...

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