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Some 30,000 young Jews from 59 countries visited Israel over the summer with Birthright Israel, which offers free 10-day trips to Israel for young Jews between ages 18 and 26.
Israel donated 117 tables that provide shelter during earthquakes to schools in a Taiwanese city struck by a quake earlier this year.
JERUSALEM- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem Thursday in a mass ceremony conducted by the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization.
The state of Israel, as well as dignitaries and Jewish groups around the world, are mourning the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away on Sept. 28, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. He was 93 years old. His funeral was held Sept. 30 and was attended by President Barack Obama, former president Bill Clinton, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and dignitaries from 80 nations.
JERUSALEM — The world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, celebrated his bar mitzvah a century late.
JERUSALEM — A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on a residential street in the southern Israeli city of Sderot.
JERUSALEM — The Israel Defense Forces reportedly intercepted a boat attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.
JERUSALEM – Israeli and world leaders gathered atop Mount Herzl on Friday to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, Israel’s last founding father.
TEL AVIV — Shimon Peres, the former defense hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, has died.
JERUSALEM -- At a special session to mourn and honor Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet that the late president "did so much to protect our people."
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about the question facing French Jews as anti-Semitism continues to spark violence and fear there.