‘We didn’t want to be stuck in any of the political mud that all the national institutions in Israel are stuck in,’ explains CEO Russell Robinson, who also shrugs off dire predictions about future JNF fundraising following recent settlements controversy
The Oscar-winning director was selected in part due to his 'extraordinary work to preserve the memory of the Holocaust'
'It is not a bipartisan issue, it is a nonpartisan issue,' said co-chair of the Senate's Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-semitism, Republican Senator James Lankford
Benjamin de Rothschild was the chairman of Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA, and the grandson of famed Israel benefactor, Baron Edmond Rothschild
How ‘the Sylvester’ on December 31 became one of the favorite holidays for some Israelis and why so many other Israelis hate it with a passion
In a touching family memoir, Nadia Ragozhina weaves together a story spanning Soviet gulags, Nazi death camps, a Swiss watch factory and Mandatory Palestine. The Russian-born Londoner recounts her own odyssey and ponders the niggling question: What if....
Blanka Goldman's land was sold to the Catholic Church by the Polish neighbor who saved her in WWII. After 10 years of legal battle and institutional resistance, Supreme Court rules to return land to her daughter
If at first the rabbis were appalled by the notion of Jews squandering time better spent on Torah study, over the centuries playing chess would become encouraged – as long as they didn’t gamble on Shabbat
After a feud with her late husband’s family, Margarita Louis-Dreyfus won control of commodities giant LDC and has sold 45 percent of it to an Emirati company
During my first IVF cycles, I dissociated from wanting and wishing and hoping, out of self-preservation. But then I was asked to pray for the other women who go to war to make a family
It's not just Americans who have trouble pronouncing the name of this winter holiday. Israelis get it wrong too.
The ancient Israelites, led by Judas Maccabeus, did vanquish the oppressor Antiochus - but Greek rule would only be shaken off 20 years later under Judas' younger brother. A must-read before the holiday begins
Nowhere does the Torah mention a redeemer known as the Messiah who will appear at the end of history. The origin of this belief stems from somewhere else entirely
'Forum for Democracy' leader Thierry Baudet resigns following accusations that the party's youth branch shared Nazi songs in a Whatsapp group
A dozen non-Jewish teenage members of the local International Scouts spent their Independence Day cleaning up the graveyard’s 10 surviving headstones
And how Judaism reconciled the conundrum of why the righteous may suffer and the wicked thrive over the ages
The Bible describes King Manasseh as the wickedest monarch to ever rule in Jerusalem, but new discoveries show his reign brought peace and prosperity to First Temple period Judah
Agreement over allocation of senior positions in World Zionist Organization and its affiliates prevented deepening wedge between Israel and Diaspora
Report by London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research finds that Europe accounts for same percentage of worldwide Jews today as it did nearly 1,000 years ago ■ 70,000 Israeli-born Jews live permanently in Europe
The Ramle school turned away the boy on the grounds that his mother, who immigrated to Israel from Azerbaijan 19 years ago, is not Jewish
He was arrested in 2019 for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue and had described the planned attack as a 'move for our race'
The 92-year-old Chaim Kanievsky broke quarantine on Yom Kippur and hosted people at his home, despite having been exposed to an infected person
It began as a Canaanite festival, superseded Passover among Bible-era Jews and won a disloyal king a royal pelting with etrogim
During groundworks to build an intersection a rare Galilean ritual bath was found, sawed out of the bedrock and moved in an extraordinary collaboration
Professor David Engel insists events that occurred in different eras and different places aren’t necessarily connected
Two people were wounded in front of the Paris building where Islamist militants gunned down employees of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015 ■ Suspected attacker emigrated from Pakistan three years ago
And if you can’t follow these simple suggestions, see Tip No. 11 - before you start the fast.
Filmmaker Julie Cohen on how she managed to gain access to the notoriously private Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, and why every American woman is standing on this diminutive Jewish woman’s shoulders
This desert is too delicious to only eat on Jewish New Year