Fresh lulavs (palm branches) from the trees on Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi in the Beit Shean Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I particularly enjoyed this timely cartoon from Dry Bones.
11 gorgeous pictures that capture the beauty of the harvest festival in Israel. And (TY ) pictures of Jerusalem moving from the festival of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) into Sukkot.
13-year-old Shira Futornick of Palo Alto, California raised $50,000 for Israel’s Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT). It was a part of her bat mitzvah tzedakah project. Shira had seen AICAT during her older sister’s bat mitzva tzedakah program in 2015.