Sukkot (see Leviticus 23:34-43) is a festive, family holiday. Many Israelis erect a temporary booth (sukka) where they eat their meals and sometimes even sleep in them. It's traditional to invite friends and family to share a meal in the sukka.
Israel set another 70th anniversary record in August with 2.7 million arrivals and departures at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. It's the airport's biggest month in its history and a 10 percent increase from August 2017, Globes reported.
The Times of Israel headlined a story Wednesday, "Israeli schools largely avoid teaching evolution – report."
The Jewish Agency is offering low-interest loans to business owners in southern Israeli communities who have suffered losses from rocket and arson attacks by Gaza-based Islamic terrorists.
PepsiCo announced its acquisition of SodaStream, an Israeli-based company, on Monday for a whopping $3.2 billion.
For the fifth consecutive year, Israel has been rated the 11th happiest country on earth, according to the annual World Happiness Report, published in May.
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced an innovative program for high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in software engineering, the Israeli daily Israel Hayom reported.
Increasing numbers of women are opting for combat roles in the Israel Defense Forces. This year, 1,050 female soldiers joined combat units – up from 500 just three years ago – the IDF announced this week.
Egypt is poised to begin importing natural gas from Israel early in 2019. The $1.5 billion deal signed last February will hopefully benefit both countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at loggerheads with the State of Israel, or more specifically the government of Israel.