In Hebrew, the word aliyah means “to ascend.” When I became a bat mitzvah at the age of 12, I ascended the bimah (elevated platform) to read the Torah and mark becoming a responsible Jewish adult who fulfills mitzvot (commandments).
The messages of Yom Kippur are resonating with Christians all over the world. Although it’s impossible to know exactly how many Christians join the worldwide Jewish community in fasting from sundown to sundown on Yom Kippur, Breaking Israel News found that Christians who had voluntarily accepted the Yom Kippur fast were anxious to talk about their experiences.
Jews across the globe have just celebrated Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. In Israel, everything comes to a halt for the 25 hours of the fast. No cars on the road, no children going to school, nobody doing any business. Even in Tel Aviv, seen as Israel’s secular capital, the metropolis sleeps for… Read more »
There is only one day in the Jewish year when it is quite safe for children to ride their bicycles – of course with a suitable helmet and preferably knee and shoulder pads – in the usually busy streets and highways of Israel. It is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which will be observed this year – from sunset on Tuesday, September 18 and will end about 25 hours later on Wednesday 19.
It has been apparent for the last few years that Israel is experiencing a tourism boom – and the latest figures from the country’s Ben Gurion International Airport support this. According to Globes, August saw a record 2.7 million arrivals and departures – the airport’s busiest month in its history and a 10-percent increase on August 2017.