Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | You’ve never met a group of soldiers like the ones from the “Nahshon” Platoon at the Michve Alon training base. The platoon consists of 24 Arabic-speaking Christians who volunteered to join the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] for one collective cause: acceptance to significant positions in order to contribute to theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 June 2018 | Sarah Idan, Miss Iraq for 2017, was enthusiastically greeted by Israelis as she toured Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Idan rose to fame last year when she posted a selfie of her and Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, whom she befriended. That picture went viral duringContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | Terrorists in Gaza have launched a new terror campaign against Israel as part of the regular riots near the fence between Gaza and Israel—kites lit on fire flown over the border intended to start wildfires. In response, one of the Israeli towns near Gaza—Sderot—has their own kite plan: a kite-makingContinue Reading »
Thursday, 07 June 2018 | Homes and cars buried under tons of volcanic ash and magma mud. Fiery gas and molten lava engulfing everything in its path. A village wiped out almost entirely from the map. This is the picture of a devastated Guatemala reeling in the aftermath of the worst volcanic eruption in overContinue Reading »
Friday, 01 June 2018 | Major Sivan has served as the head of the Urban Search and Rescue Section for the last two and a half years. During that time she has built teams of search and rescue professionals that lead training sessions in collaboration with the Emergency Volunteer Project (EVP). “The training consists ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Five rare coins were discovered as part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project. The minute silver coins—three in pristine condition and two worn out—were inscribed with the word “Yehud” in ancient Hebrew script, and are some of the first minted by Jews. The coins were inscribed with the letters “YHD,”Continue Reading »
Friday, 18 May 2018 | The medics of the 282nd Artillery Corps held a medical exercise like none they’ve ever had. They trained in the pouring rain and mud in an exercise that prepares them to save lives in any situation. They returned from the exercise exhausted, but happy to have learned and accomplished soContinue Reading »
Monday, 14 May 2018 | The Israeli calendar is punctuated with days set aside to remember. Some are somber, commemorating the tragedies, sacrifice and loss scattered throughout the history of the Jewish people. Others are joyous, recalling the triumphs, miracles and bravery on which the Jewish state is built. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim certainlyContinue Reading »
It wasn’t love at first sight for me and Israel. Oh no. I fell in love with the Promised Land, her people, history and significance long before I caught my first glimpse of the strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. My relationship with the Hebrew language started off differently. EvenContinue Reading »
While it is increasingly becoming a divisive issue, circumcision is one of the world’s oldest rites of passage and vitally important to Judaism. The topic was once considered taboo, but in modern times rigorous debate has flared up in Western nations about whether this tradition could be a violation of young boys’ human rights. TheContinue Reading »
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