Violence erupts on Temple Mt. on Shavuot

Palestinians rioted on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday in attempts to prevent Jewish visitors to the holy complex during the Shavuot holiday. By Erin Viner Shavuot, which…

Thousands return to Mt. Meron for Lag B’Omer

The annual Jewish holiday is marked with gatherings at the tomb of the 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron for commemorations by predominantly ultra-Orthodox worshippers that include…

Jews celebrate Sukkot holiday

Jews around the world are currently observing the week-long festival of Sukkot. By Erin Viner In accordance with all Jewish holidays that begin at sundown, Sukkot celebration began last night.…

Israel captures last 2 escaped Palestinians

Just under 2 weeks after 6 dangerous Palestinian inmates managed to tunnel out of Israel’s maximum-security Gilboa Prison, all have safely been returned behind bars. By Erin Viner The last…

Israel commemorates 1973 war

Israeli leaders gathered at the national Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on Sunday for an annual memorial ceremony in honor of IDF soldiers who fell in the Yom Kippur War.…

Jews prepare to observe Yom Kippur

The Jewish People are preparing to observe the Yom Kippur Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown this evening. By Erin Viner Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the…

Israel celebrates Jewish New Year

Israelis are joining Jews around the world in preparing for the start of the High Holy Days, which begin at sundown this evening.  By Erin Viner The occasion begins with…

1000s attend Passover blessing

Thousands of Jewish congregants gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem today and yesterday, to  participate in the Priestly Blessing ceremony. The benediction is conducted the…

Israelis prepare for Passover

Jews around the world are now making last-minute arrangements for Passover, which begins at sundown tomorrow evening at the conclusion of the Sabbath. Passover marks the first major holiday that…

Masks & Costumes: Purim 2021

Israelis today donned costumes for the Purim holiday, this year with the required addition of face masks amid coronavirus fears. Purim, which is marked between yesterday and this coming Sunday…