Israel

Groom breaking a glass at a Jewish wedding

Israel Briefs: Four in 10 Israelis Say Non-Jews OK as Children’s Spouse and More

Israeli President’s Wife Dies at 73 Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died June 4, a day before her 74th birthday, the...

Israel Briefs: Openly Gay Orthodox Rabbi Ordained and More

Openly Gay Orthodox Rabbi Ordained Daniel Atwood became the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi in Jerusalem when he was ordained on May 26 with a...
Israeli legislative elections

Election Surprise in Israel: What’s Next?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 35 of 120 seats in the Knesset on April 9 and seemed to have a clear...

Israel Briefs: Labor Issues May Halt Third Season of ‘Shtisel’ and More

Israeli Heat Wave Limits Lag B’Omer Bonfires Lag B’Omer bonfires were limited throughout Israel because of a heatwave that pushed temperatures well into the 90s...
Michael Alexander, director of regional affairs at Israeli Consulate General in New York; Neil Cooper, executive partner at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld and president of Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Provost, CEO of Greenhouse Ventures; Ambassador Dani Dayan, Israel consul general in New York; and Vered Nohi, executive director of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

From ‘Father of Cannabis’ to Today, Israelis Are at Forefront of Medical Cannabis Industry

“What is the fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity?” asked BOL Pharma CEO Tamir Gedo, who called in from Israel for the “Innovation in...
Michael Siegal

Off of a Recent Visit to Philly, Jewish Agency Chair Michael Siegal Embraces Change

There’s no denying the Jewish Agency’s impact on the Jewish world. The aliyot to Israel after 1929 would not have happened at the same level...
Bar Rafaeli

Israel Briefs: Supermodel Owes 2.25M in Back Taxes and More

Earthquake Near Haifa Shakes Israel An earthquake in northern Israel was felt throughout the country on May 15, JTA reported. The earthquake, which measured 4.5 on...

Israel Briefs: Record Number of Muslim Tourists Visit Israel in 2018 and More

Record Number of Muslim Tourists Visit Israel in 2018 More than 72,000 Muslim tourists visited Israel in 2018 — a record number and a 15...
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Israel Briefs: Holocaust Survivor Rescued From Fire and More

Vegan Knesset Member Wants Nonleather Chair New Knesset member Miki Haimovich, who is a vegan, wants her seat in the chamber to be made of...
Bella Lewensohn Schafer

Bella Lewensohn Schafer Recalls Her Service in War for Israeli Independence

In the 1840s, Moishe Zvi Lewensohn heard that the Messiah would soon come, and he moved to a small piece of land in the...