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 »
In 2016, Pastor Scott Moffatt from the Seattle Washington area came to Israel several days before a group he was leading. Looking for “some kind of cultural interaction,” he found an opportunity to have a Shabbat meal with a Jewish family in Jerusalem. The program he joined is Shabbat of a Lifetime, an organization that matches tourists who want to experience an authentic Jewish Shabbat in Jerusalem with host families.
On October 29, President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady, Nechama, participated in the beginning of the olive harvest season by picking olives from the trees at the President’s residence in Jerusalem. Religious, secular, Jewish and Christian olive growers from across Israel came with the next generation, their children and grandchildren.
Nachi Weiss has written a book about how he has been risking his life night after night to visit the Tomb of Joseph, the Biblical character he has adopted as his personal role model. Weiss does this in the belief that Joseph, more than any other Biblical character, is the key to bringing the Messiah.
After ten years of debate, Israel has now become the fifth nation in the world to pass a national food rescue law. “The Food Donation Act” protects food donors, non-profit organization, staff and volunteers from criminal and civil liability should donated food cause any negative consequences to the receivers.
Following requests from residents of Kiryat Bialik in northern Israel, bridging the entire range of Jewish observance, Colel Chabad charity organization inaugurated another state-of-the-art daycare center in the city. With great devotion and investment, the new center joins Colel Chabad’s network of well respected educational facilities located throughout 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 »