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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.

Safe in Jerusalem, Iranian blogger thanks Israel for ‘saving’ her

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hours after she arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday, Neda Amin, an Iranian-born journalist and dissident who feared being deported to her native country, thanked the Israeli government for granting her refuge, adding that she has Jewish roots and would love to live in Israel. During a press conference at The Times of Israel’s … Read More

Record numbers of Jews visit the Temple Mount Tisha Be’av morning

Thursday, September 7, 2017

With the Jewish people commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha Be’av on Tuesday, more than 1,200 Jewish visitors went to the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning, activist groups said. According to the Yeraeh organization, which promotes Jewish visitation and prayer rights at the Temple Mount and which … Read More

Robert Kraft-led trip to Israel has profound impact on Hall of Famers

Friday, June 23, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis bleeds Pittsburgh Steelersblack and gold, but as he boarded an airplane Tuesday set to return from Israel to the United States, he reflected on spending a week with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and laughed. “I told my wife [Trameka], he has a new fan,” Bettis said. … Read More

Inaugurating new fields, Patriots’ Kraft puts Jerusalem football in end zone

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The white paint for the 50-yard-line on the third football field was still fresh when Robert Kraft recited the Hebrew “Shehehiyanu” blessing for new things and cut the ribbon in Tuesday’s ceremony marking the opening of the new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem. “Okay, Robert, throw it out,” said Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams, … Read More

Hall of Famers’ visit giving Israeli football huge boost

Friday, June 16, 2017

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel — Some of the greatest NFL players of all time descended on a converted soccer field outside Tel Aviv to watch local children scrimmage in a big boost for the burgeoning sport of American football in Israel. Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary were among the 18 members of … Read More