While Messianic Jews are not deemed Jewish by the Ministry of Interior and subsequently many have been denied citizenship to Israel, one organization is on a quest to determine Jewishness through DNA testing.
Two Iranian soccer players have been at the center of a media storm in their country following their participation in a game last week where they broke their homeland's protocol and played against Israelis.
The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) has been making news for the work they do — namely the MOMentum project, which involves subsidizing Jewish mothers who have never visited Israel to be able to do so for the first time.
Unlike Plato’s mythical city of Atlantis that will never be found, the location of the biblical city of Bethsaida — which is quite real — has remained a secret of time, begging to be found.
Following a week of mystery, intrigue, suspense and drama, Neda Amin, a 32-year-old asylum seeker from Iran has arrived safely in Israel.
In an early-morning raid on homes and antiquities stores in the Jerusalem suburb, security forces seized cash, artifacts and other valuable items that implicate the suspects in a smuggling scandal of titanic proportions.
In the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s relationship-building visits to Africa beginning last summer, many African countries, even some with a Muslim majority and leadership, have started to warm up to the idea of diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
The end is almost in sight for the controversial and ongoing saga of the soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing an already neutralized terrorist in March 2016.
Of the many non-commanded biblical feast and fast days commemorated in Judaism, Tisha b’Av is the most somber. Literally translated as the ninth day of Av, which is the fourth month in the Jewish calendar, Tisha b’Av is the only holy day to fall in the northern hemisphere’s summer.
In 2017, the ninth of Av falls on Aug. 1 and just days before this mournful day on the Jewish calendar, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced new discoveries from the time of Nebuchadnezzar II that definitively confirm the biblical accounts of that fateful calamity in Israel’s history.