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Israeli Society

Despite enduring decades of overwhelming challenges and tragedies, Israeli society is remarkably hopeful, resilient and compassionate. This tiny nation, founded by Holocaust survivors and refugees from around the world, never hesitates to extend its help and knowledge to other people and countries in need. The Jewish principle of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through personal and national acts of generosity, love and moral leadership is why Israel will always serve as a light unto the nations.

How Israel’s tech scene is helping wounded combat veterans

Thursday, May 10, 2018

JTA — When Elad Horovitz and IDF vetran was shot in the head during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, his first concern was survival, not how to maintain peripheral vision while driving. Horovitz, then 20, was shot through his left ear and right eye. Somehow he survived, losing half of his hearing and sight, and … Read More

IMF Report Confirms Strong Economic Growth for Israel

Monday, May 7, 2018

  JNS.org – Israel’s strong economic growth and solid job market came in for praise in the International Monetary Fund’s annual report on the nation’s economy. The 2017 report predicted continued economic growth and a rise in inflation for 2018-2019, although the expected rate of the inflation rise was uncertain. The report stressed that inflation in Israel … Read More

Discovery of Bar Kochba-Era Coin Declared at Lag B’Omer

Saturday, May 5, 2018

  As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, a holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Israeli authorities announced that they had found a symbol of the revolt by Shimon bar Kochba against the Romans in the form of a small bronze coin. The single round … Read More

Israelis to train S. African medics in emotional first aid

Saturday, April 28, 2018

United Hatzalah of Israel is sending a delegation of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train their counterparts in providing effective psychotrauma care in times of crisis and catastrophe. The training will combine the World Health Organization’s protocols in psychological first aid, together with the Israeli adaptation of psychological first aid based … Read More

Yom Hazikron

Israel prepares to remember 23,646 fallen soldiers and 3,134 terror victims

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Israelis bowed their heads at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a minute of silence as sirens sound in remembrance the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims. In all, 71 new names were added over the past year to the roster of 23,646 who died defending the country. Thirty of those were disabled veterans who passed away … Read More

The Scientist Who Rose From Russia’s Ghettos to Israeli President

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dr. Charles Weizmann of Manchester, England, bearer of 110 patents, born in 1874 as Chaim ben Ozer deep in Russia’s 472,590 square-mile Jewish ghetto, is remembered today as Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president. The Weizmann name game helps explain Zionism, and the modern Jewish revolution, as Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. His move from ghetto Jew … Read More

Netanyahu

After Syria strike, Netanyahu says Israel will hit all those who seek to harm it

Monday, April 9, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel will hit anyone who intends to harm the country, appearing to indirectly refer to a predawn missile strike on an air base in central Syria that reportedly killed 14 people, which has been blamed on Israel. Israel refused to comment directly on the attack, after Russia and … Read More

SACH

Israeli nonprofit Save a Child’s Heart wins UN award

Friday, April 6, 2018

Israeli-based international nonprofit organization Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) has received the 2018 United Nations Population Award. Established by the General Assembly in 1981, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in population and health. The Committee for the United Nations Population Award, which made the selections, is chaired by Ghana and includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, … Read More

Rare trove of bronze Jewish Revolt coins unearthed near Temple Mount

Monday, March 26, 2018

A hoard of rare bronze Jewish Revolt coins has been discovered at the recently renewed Ophel excavations. The trove of dozens of bronze coins minted during the last years of the ill-fated four-year rebellion of the Jews against Roman rule was uncovered in a cave just south of the Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. … Read More