Beautiful song and video by Akiva Pamensky.
Following his victory in Brazil’s Presidential elections, Jair Bolsonaro announced that Brazil would move its embassy to Jerusalem. Mr Bolsonaro visited Israel two years ago and said earlier this year that a visit to the Jewish state would be his first diplomatic mission.
Israeli women originally from the UK won two of Nefesh b’Nefesh’s Bonei Zion (Builders of Zion) - Israel’s top prize for outstanding contributions of immigrants. Linda Streit founded the Daniel Amichai Center for Rowing and Natural Studies. Major Keren Hajioff manages the IDF’s social media.
A baby boy was born at 1:58am on Sunday 28th October at BeerSheva’s Soroka Medical Center. Four minutes later, his twin baby sister was delivered. But daylight-saving time began at 2am and the girl’s birth was registered as 1:02am. “The first one now, will later be last.” (Bob Dylan).
This article emphasizes that there is a positive activity that everyone can do in the aftermath of a tragedy anywhere in the world.
Lovely article by Michael Dickson, Executive Director of Stand With Us. He writes about his son who was 9 months old when the family made Aliya from the UK over 12 years ago. He is proud that his son is now celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish State.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama harvested from 60 olive trees in the Jerusalem gardens of the Presidential Residence Beit Hanasi. The President invited olive growers and owners of olive presses from all over Israel to join him, together with their families.
The ancient synagogue at Ein Keshatot in the Golan is now open to the public, nearly 1200 years after it was destroyed by an earthquake. 15 years of reconstruction involved 3D laser scanning technology and the numbering and positioning of each displaced brick.
US Ambassador David Friedman and Israel Cultural Minister Ayoub Kara, unveiled new Hanukah stamps at the American Center in Jerusalem. A parallel ceremony held in the Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island was live-streamed to the Jerusalem location.
Tel Hebron, in the city of the Patriarchs, is now open to the public. Archaeological finds at the birthplace of Jewish history include 1st Temple-era pottery vessels, jewelry and coins, as well as olive presses, kilns and giant vats used to produce oil and wine in accordance with Jewish law.