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162 ‘lost’ Indian Jews arrive in Israel

A total of 162 members from the Bnei Menashe Jewish community of northeast India arrived in Israel last week, marking the latest wave of so-called “lost” Jews to immigrate to the Jewish state.

Wednesday 11/29/2017
Chasidic founder’s meditation cave purportedly discovered
Posted: November 29, 2017

Chasidic Jewish researchers claim that they have discovered the meditation cave of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov, who founded the broader Chasidic movement.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Russian-Muslim billionaire funds digitizing of Jewish manuscripts
Posted: November 22, 2017

A Russian-Muslim billionaire is funding an Israeli project that will digitize Jewish manuscripts that were seized by the Soviet Union a century ago and are held in the Russian State Library.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Iconic Jerusalem site harnesses virtual reality
Posted: November 01, 2017

One of Jerusalem’s most iconic tourist sites is deploying futuristic technology to blend the past and the present, placing it at the vanguard of a revolution in museum experiences.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Discoveries show Jerusalem’s transformation after Second Temple destruction
Posted: October 25, 2017

Israeli archaeologists have unveiled the results of large-scale excavations that lend unprecedented insight into the transformation of Jerusalem around the time of its destruction during the Second Temple period more than 2,000 years ago.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israel’s cabinet has approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area.

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Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed
Posted: September 13, 2017

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Indian travel to Israel on the rise
Posted: September 06, 2017

Travel between India and Israel is on the rise in the aftermath of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the Jewish state in July, according to the Israeli Tourism Ministry.

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High Court criticizes Western Wall compromise freeze
Posted: September 06, 2017

Israel’s High Court of Justice has criticized the Israeli government over its stance on the issue of egalitarian prayer services at the Western Wall.

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
Reform, Conservative Jews say Western Wall compromise effectively dead
Posted: August 30, 2017

In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the Reform and Conservative movements say they no longer agree with having an upgraded platform for egalitarian prayer just south of the Western Wall Plaza. They insist on getting a designated section in the main prayer area.

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