Along a rocky path in the heart of the Judean Hills, a shepherdess named Jenna leads a small sheep harnessed with a pink bridle. The sheep’s wool is speckled with splotches of black on white and its head is crowned with four horns. The shepherdess calls this little ewe Golda Meir, after Israel’s first femaleContinue Reading »
The theme of sweetness is central to the celebration of Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year). Israelis wish one another Shanah tovah u’metuka (have a good, sweet year) and enjoy a popular holiday treat of apples dipped in honey. This doubly sweet snack is not the only sugary staple on a traditional New Year’s menu. InContinue Reading »
As Jewish people around the world celebrate the festival of Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year), the streets of Israel resound with joyous shouts of “Shanah tovah u’metuka (have a happy and sweet new year),” with family, friends and perfect strangers wishing one another a sweet and prosperous new year. Sunset on Sunday, September 29, ushersContinue Reading »
Some 250 million people worldwide—8% of children and 4% of adults—suffer from a food allergy, many of them severe. Eating out can be a struggle, as unknown ingredients can cause an adverse reaction and sometimes even be fatal. Israeli start-up SensoGenic is working to address this problem with their portable biosensor, which detects the smallestContinue Reading »
For the first time, the remains of a Jewish settlement of the Second Temple period have been discovered in Beersheva, revealing evidence of Jewish day-to-day life there. The site, dated from the first century AD until the Bar Kokhba Revolt in AD 135, appears to contain underground hidden passageways used by the Jewish rebels. AccordingContinue Reading »
An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation at Shivta [an ancient city in the Negev] has discovered a unique wick used to light lamps, dated to the Byzantine period 1,500 years ago. Dr. Naama Sukenik of the IAA said, “It seems that this rare find was preserved thanks to the dry climate in the Negev…LampsContinue Reading »
Thursday, 11 July 2019 | Would you name a kids’ summer camp after the perpetrators of 9/11, the New Zealand mosque shooter or the Pittsburgh synagogue killer? You wouldn’t, right? But the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] readily names kids’ summer camps after murderers of Israelis. At least two PLO summer camps for Palestinian children areContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 | Say the word “Mossad” and mental images of daring, heroism and bravery come to mind. Israel’s formidable intelligence service is, after all, synonymous with seemingly impossible missions, shake-your-head-in-wonder exploits and off the charts bravery—all conducted covertly to secure the safety of the Jewish state and its people. Israelis are, however,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 | In 2015, archaeologists began an excavation in the Judean foothills in a location between Kiryat Gat and Lachish. In a tripartite cooperative between researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, the archaeologists believe they have found the Philistine town ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | As Iran strides further away from its limitations set in the 2015 nuclear deal, the world debates the seriousness of the situation. The Washington Post called Iran surpassing the 3.67% enrichment of uranium limit “a small step.” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “dangerous step.” The prime ministerContinue Reading »
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