Announced just before Hanukkah, an archaeological excavation close to Ashdod that began three years ago bore fruit at the end of the summer when archaeologists uncovered a long-buried treasure that has a direct connection to ancient Georgia.
Much like Christmas decorations make an appearance even before Thanksgiving in many countries, Hanukkah shows its face in Israel from as early as October as soon as Sukkot ends.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, Israel’s goal has been to increase tourism traffic to and within Israel, strengthening the country’s image while boosting Israel’s economy.
The Balfour Declaration was commemorated in Israel and abroad on the 100th anniversary of its penning, celebrated by supporters and contested by its detractors with parties and protests in abundance.
The Gardens of Life (Ganei Haim in Hebrew) serves as a memorial for unborn children, babies who were either miscarried, aborted, stillborn or lost for some other reason. It is a holy place, a unique space where people are able to receive comfort, mercy and healing, and remember the lost little lives.
One hundred years ago the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter to Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in the country that was under their mandate — Palestine.
As the book of Zechariah 14 extends the command to all people of the earth, many Christians from around the world come to participate in various Feast of Tabernacle events. Tourism booms as many thousands of Jews and Christians flock to the Holy Land during this month.
With the festivities of Rosh Hashanah behind us, we have completed five of seven appointed times, or convocations, of the biblical calendar as set out in Leviticus 23.
All over the country, family, friends and strangers alike are exchanging the cheerful greeting Hag Sameach (happy holidays). From neighbors to teachers, bus drivers, cashiers and street sweepers, no one is excluded from a happy new year greeting.
Arad is no stranger to conflict. Messianic Jews in particular have come under attack at the hands of the very same aggressors. KNI spoke to believers from the Negev city who were able to share background, insight and eyewitness testimony to some of events leading up to today’s situation.