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 »
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 »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | The Roman name for the region including Israel—which evolved into “Palestine”—may have been derived from the name of the Philistine people who once lived on the coast, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Yet ironically, it turns out at least some of the Philistine’s ancestors are not only not from IsraeliContinue Reading »
Monday, 01 July 2019 | Two thousand years ago, before the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in AD 70, pilgrims coming from all over the world to Jerusalem ascended to the Holy City on an ancient path known as the “Pilgrim’s Road.” On Sunday, that path was reopened in a ceremony attended by several IsraeliContinue Reading »
Monday, 17 June 2019 | United States President Donald Trump made history earlier this year by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights region at Israel’s northern border, and on Sunday, Israel made history in return by naming a town for a US president for the first time in 70 years. Ramat Trump, orContinue Reading »
Thursday, 13 June 2019 | In a cooperative training exercise last week, army cadets at the IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] Officer Training School drilled for a takeover of a Lebanese village held by Hezbollah in a potential future war with the Iranian-backed terrorist group. The exercise, dubbed “The Combined Combat Workshop,” brought together the armoredContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 | Organizations in the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel are trying to harm the Jewish state financially in an effort to achieve anti-Israel political goals. Recently, Israel’s government and partner groups have turned the tables on them, exposing the links between dozens of those groups to terrorists andContinue Reading »
Monday, 10 June 2019 | Palestinian leaders are facing outrage from their own constituents after leaked documents revealed that members of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Cabinet gave themselves a secret retroactive pay raise in 2017, resulting in a 67% salary hike. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the lavish payouts came at a time ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 | Israel is home to three major world religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is not only glad to see Israel’s commitment to freedom of religion, but also the status of the Christian community in the Jewish state. “These are difficult and painful times for Christians in the MiddleContinue Reading »
In 1945, the Western world was horrified to discover the full extent of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were slaughtered. Adding to the shock was the fact that the atrocity originated and often played out in the heart of Europe, largely perpetrated by educated Europeans. At the same time, Americans and Canadians weren’tContinue Reading »
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