Rescued hostage returns to IDF service

Ori Megidish, the IDF lookout kidnapped on Oct 7 and rescued 23 days later, will return to military service - at her own request. She told US donors, "I believe in G-d, I felt that He would save me. When I was kidnapped, I prayed every day." (See also about her family’s activity.)

He lied to his wife to rescue survivors

On Oct 7, IDF veteran Eran Masas, from Haifa lied to his wife that he had been called up by the army. He put on a uniform, took his sidearm and drove 220km to the Gaza border. He then coordinated multiple search and rescue operations as survivors thought he was an on-duty IDF officer.

Aliyah Fair

Take the next steps of your Aliyah journey with Nefesh B’Nefesh at the NBN Aliyah Fair on Mon Mar 11 in New Jersey. Join the thousands of American Jews making Aliyah in 2024.

What’s new in Jerusalem

New events and sights in the timeless capital of Israel include the upcoming Jerusalem Marathon, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations National Leadership Mission, the Taub Center Conference at Shalva, and the Dome of the Tiferet Israel synagogue.

Biblical Kings on display

The “King David and Solomon Discovered” exhibit currently in Oklahoma USA includes many items from Jerusalem excavations by the late Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University (see previously). One of them, a Phoenician pendant, is the earliest gold artifact ever discovered in Jerusalem.

I survived for a reason

Watch an example of the incredible spirit of Israeli soldiers.

We will still sing

Some 7,000 Netanya children came to the city stadium to demonstrate unity and solidarity and express their desire to see the return of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. See other videos of adults and children displaying that Israelis will never surrender to those that hate us.  

Displaced boy finds 2,000-year-old coin

11-year-old Nati Tokiyar from Kibbutz Magen was evacuated to the Dead Sea to avoid Hamas rockets from Gaza. As he was exploring the area, he found a coin of Hasmonean king and high priest Alexander Jannaeus (104-76 BCE). The Israel Antiquities Authority gave him a certificate.

Displaced Israeli kids learn and play in mobile tech lab

More about the work of the charity Machshava Tova (see previously), which uses funds from CJP in Boston to purchase computers, projectors, 3D printers, VR goggles and other equipment for children evacuated from Sderot.

Former US Envoy donated an ambulance

Former US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and his family donated a mini-lance (mini-ambulance) emergency response vehicle to Israel’s United Hatzalah. He requested that will be specifically driven by a female Arab volunteer and deployed in eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem.