Israel celebrates Hanukah

The eight-day holiday is marked on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev. This year it is taking place 18-26 December, coinciding with Christmas. It is marked with the lighting…

Israel celebrates Sukkot Festival

Jews around the world are currently observing the week-long holiday. By Erin Viner In accordance with all Jewish holidays that begin at sundown, Sukkot celebration began on Sunday evening. Sukkot is referred…

Netanyahu unwell on Yom Kippur

Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu was hospitalized after falling ill during prayers on the Jewish Day of Atonement. By Erin Viner The former Prime reportedly collapsed during his fast on…

Israel observes Yom Kippur

The annual commemoration of the Day of Atonement begins at sundown this evening. By Erin Viner Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It is marked wit a 25-hour fast,…

Israel celebrates New Year

Jews around the world are marking the start of the year 5783. By Erin Viner The occasion begins with observance of the beginning of “Days of Awe,” falling on the…

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.…