When you visit Israel, you can see the Bible come to life. This is the land where Jesus walked on water and where David wrote the Psalms. But when you visit Israel during one of the biblical holidays or the extra-biblical festivals of Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication or Festival of Lights) and Purim (Feast ofContinue Reading »
At the tender age of 18, Esther Weiss prayed a strange prayer. The year was 1968. Months earlier, Israel had liberated the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordanian rule. The divided city was newly reunited. The Jewish people had just regained access to their holy sites and could finally return to the decimated Jewish Quarter.Continue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | A report released by the tourism ministry on Monday revealed that Israel’s tourism industry continues to break records with more tourists visiting the Jewish state in October 2018 than ever before, totaling about 486,000 registered entries to the country. Globes reported that this represents a 19% increase over April 2018Continue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Israel has been blessed with early rain this year. Normally, the rainy season here lasts about six months—from October to April, according to Israel’s Water Authority. The winter rains came early, starting near the end of August. Though the Water Authority predicted above average rainfall for this winter, the agencyContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Last week an 18-month-old toddler died in Jerusalem, the first measles-related death in Israel since 2003. Currently the nation is experiencing an outbreak of this highly contagious, viral disease. This is the worst outbreak the country has faced in decades. So far there have been 1,401 cases reported. In comparison,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | For the first time, Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal in his weight division, the Times of Israel reported Sunday. In the tournament, the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam, in which judokas from 62 nations competed, three ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | A Syrian baby suffering from a severe heart defect was flown from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday to receive special treatment at Sheba Hospital in Beersheva. The baby first traveled to Israel in December, just days after he was born, to receive life-saving surgery, the Jerusalem Post reported. Last year,Continue Reading »
Friday, 12 October 2018 | Four cities in Guatemala have decided to rename streets, squares and a park “Jerusalem the capital of Israel,” as a sign of support for Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer its embassy to the city. Guatemala remains the only country inContinue Reading »
…When Jews and Christians Stand in Unity As the old adage says, nothing remains constant but change itself, and a few years ago, the world’s prognosticators began to fill cyberspace with predictions that 2017 and 2018 would prove it. Politically, economically and socially, the world would change dramatically, they projected, and the past two yearsContinue Reading »
“If ever a piece of writing could produce mass hatred, it is this one… This book is about lies and slander.” — Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in reference to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred in history. Secular historians refer to the first blatant anti-Jewish sentiment beingContinue Reading »
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