Israeli Thinks Hebrew May Be Basis for Words in Western Languages

English and European words such as alphabet, earth, loco and habitat could come from Hebrew, according to an independent Israeli linguistics researcher who has written a number of unpublished...

Genetic Study Finds Widespread Sephardic Ancestry in Latin America

(JTA) — In a genetic study of 6,589 people from five Latin American countries, about a quarter displayed traces of what may be Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Geneticist Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque and...

Rambo (the Dog) Lauded By Israel’s President

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rambo the dog visited the president of Israel, who honored him for his role in capturing a Palestinian terrorist. Rambo, a 5-year-old Belgian Shepherd mix, was injured...

Rescued Near East Artifacts From Antiquity Robbers Displayed in Jerusalem

A collection of artifacts that were stolen but later rescued will be on display at the end of the month at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. The museum will open...

Israeli Bobsled Team Wants to Compete in the Olympics

NEW YORK (JTA) — In the span of just a couple days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being a contender to represent Israel...

Jerusalem Leads World Cities in Tourism Growth for 2018

Jerusalem is poised to become the world’s leading city in tourism growth, according to a new report by leading market research firm Euromonitor. According to the report, the number of...

“Lion of Zion” Ari Fuld Still Roars

By Tammy Mark How can strangers across the world connect so quickly and deeply with each other? Deep bonds can often come through tragedy or through shared values. In Michal...

An Israeli senior citizen proves it’s never too late to be an entrepreneur

By EYTAN HALON - (JPost.com) Eighty year-old Bar-David's entrepreneurial inspiration emerged from his move into assisted living at the Ahuzat Poleg Retirement Village in Tel Yitzhak. Avraham Bar-David is not your...

Wedding Blessings

Machon Sarah TAG high-school girls, participating in the Zichron Henya Chesed Program, recently volunteered to waitress a wedding. They had previously set up the engagement party for this couple,...

An Unforgettable Shabbat In Athens

By Dr. Jonathan Paley Though much ink has been spilled over the now infamous “Shabbos Flight” LY002, JFK-ATH-TLV, I feel it is vital to counter the cynical but predictable spin...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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