60,000 marched through Jerusalem

60,000 Christian Evangelicals and other Israel supporters from over 80 countries marched with Israelis at a parade in Jerusalem, marking the Jewish festival of Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.

Why I’m a Christian Zionist

Jonathan Farrell is a young Christian Zionist who founded the Exeter University Friends of Israel society. He knows that the Bible mentions the word “Israel” approximately 2500 times and shares his personal story about why he believes Christians should feel duty bound to be Zionists.

Harvesting lulavs for Sukkot / Tabernacles

Fresh lulavs (palm branches) from the trees on Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi in the Beit Shean Valley.

Bikers to mark Battle of Beersheva

In October a group of Australians and New Zealanders bikers will ride 100 kilometers to mark the centennial of the Battle of Beersheva. The great ANZAC cavalry charge of WW1 led to the defeat of the Ottoman Turks and the formation of the British mandate that preceded the Jewish State.

233 people changed their lives forever

The excitement generated on this Nefesh b’Nefesh Aliya flight from New York is quite infectious.  Watch as 233 people, young and old, religious and secular become Israeli.

A remarkable journey

As Ed Elhaderi traveled from Jerusalem to Safed to Rehovot, Israel entered his bloodstream.  Hard to imagine that he had been born a Libyan Moslem, educated to hate Jews. He then went to the US University of Wisconsin, met and married a Jewish woman and converted to Judaism.

When Tom Petty toured Israel

Legendary U.S. rocker Tom Petty, who passed away recently, performed in Israel in 1987 with the Heartbreakers band on his “Temple in Flames” tour. He had a life-changing experience when he visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

US Embassy staff try New Year foods

Watch how American diplomats at the Tel Aviv embassy handle Rosh Hashana delicacies gefilte fish and regel krusha (calf’s foot jello).  It may make them move to Jerusalem!

Scholarships for students who do community service

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Municipality of Jerusalem has launched its municipal scholarship fund, which will handout scholarships of NIS 10,000, to 600 students who contribute 140 hours to community service during the academic year.

Forgive Us

I particularly enjoyed this timely cartoon from Dry Bones.