Youth with ‘short curly hair, a prolonged face, large eyes and an elongated nose’ depicted in faint painting found in circa 6th century Byzantine church in ancient village Shivta
According to recently-released FBI data, hate crimes in the United States jumped 17%, with a massive 37% spike in anti-semitic attacks over the same 12-month period. The release of the data comes just a few weeks after a white supremacist gunman burst into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and murdered 11 Jews while shouting, “All Jews must die!”
David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel in 1906. He is considered Israel’s “founding father,” as he formally declared the establishment of the State on May 14, 1948, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence which he helped write. Ben-Gurion served as the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Everybody wants to live a sweet life – but to do this, remember that sugar is deadly! Go to any supermarket or kiosk and see piles of candies, soft drinks, cookies, cakes, starchy snacks and other inexpensive but tantalizing simple-carbohydrate junk foods waiting for you – and your children – to pounce on them. They… Read more »
Iran is known to have recently supplied Hezbollah with precision-guided munitions, enabling a much greater number of their vast arsenal – thought to be in the region of 120,000 – 150,000 rockets – with an ability to strike within a 10-meter radius of an intended target. The prospect of Israel having to contend with such a large number of unguided rockets is causing concern, but the threat of high-precision weapons significantly ramps up the threat.
The Balfour Declaration was a public statement, issued by the British government on November 2, 1917, announcing its support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. There were a number of religious Christians in the government – including Prime Minister David Lloyd-George – who were in favor of the… Read more »
Israel’s nearly 25-year peace treaty with Jordan has been a remarkable oasis of stability in a region otherwise riven with conflict and bloodshed. However, following a mass demonstration in Jordan’s capital Amman on Friday, King Abdullah announced that he has decided not to extend a part in the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, which annexes regions of the Arava desert and Naharayim to Israel.
Yom Ha’aliyah is an Israeli national holiday acknowledging immigration to Israel as a core value of the Jewish state, and to honor the ongoing contributions of Olim, “immigrants,” to Israeli society. The last verse in the Tanakh calls upon the Jewish people to ascend to Eretz Yisrael. After decades of Babylonian rule, Persian king Cyrus,… Read more »