Israel News

New Yom Hashoah ritual aims to bridge Holocaust remembrance to a post-survivor world

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By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...

Israel’s first Black Cabinet member knows the aliyah struggle

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To immigrate to Israel from Ethiopia, Pnina Tamano-Shata’s family had to trek on foot through the desert to Sudan in the middle of a...

Why does Netanyahu keep winning, and whatever happened to the Israeli left?

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Israel is about to hold its fourth elections in just two years, a sign of political instability. Yet in each of the six national...

Israeli Orthodox politicians are again attacking Reform Jews

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Israel’s two largest Orthodox political parties both released ads last week attacking Reform Jews. One video featured pictures of dogs in kippahs with a voiceover...

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

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  Sponsored By Renee Ghert-Zand It turns out the coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected silver lining for Americans contemplating making aliyah: the normalization...

Shlomo Hillel, who spearheaded mass aliyah of Iraqi Jews, dies at 97

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Shlomo Hillel’s life spanned the length and breadth of Israel’s immigrant story and he played a critical role in many of its chapters. Hillel, who...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2016

Biden and Netanyahu, in first phone call since US leader’s inauguration, speak for an...

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President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from...

JNF launches design competition

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If you are an architect, student, designer, big thinker, educator, or you just want to win up to $8,600, then listen up. The Jewish National...