Birthright Trip Now Offering College Credits for the First Time

The participants of the first Birthright trip offering academic credit are now in Israel.   Some 50 students from colleges and universities in the United States are participating in the inaugural cohort and will be entitled to three academic credits at their academic institutions, according to Taglit Birthright. They will attend courses at the Interdisciplinary […]

Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine Era Monastery in Israel

Israel’s growing construction sites have uncovered some ancient treasures in unlikely places. “We started digging here and we didn’t know what we are going find,” excavation director Amit Shadman told CBN News. “But after three months we exposed a pretty nice and large monastery.” The Byzantine church is paved with a colorful mosaic, but Shadman […]

Two Israeli Universities Rank in Asia’s Top 20

The Times Higher Education (THE) published on Monday the top 200 universities in Asia, with six Israeli institutions appearing in the top half of the ranking this year. Two Israeli universities made the top 20 list – Hebrew University of Jerusalem tied at 17th with Korea University, and Tel Aviv University ranked 20th. Technion Israel Institute of Technology […]

Actress Helen Mirren Visits Israel

Award winning actress Helen Mirren, who starred in The Queen, Red, and Woman in Gold, visits City of David and Old City of Jerusalem. Starring in dozens of films in a career spanning 50 years, Mirren has in numerous occasions taken roles in movies with a Jewish angle. Some of them include The Prince of Egypt, […]

Indian Embassy in Israel to Host International Yoga Day Activities

Israelis like their yoga. That’s a good thing for the Indian Embassy in Israel, which is hosting its second Tel Aviv celebration of International Yoga Day on Tuesday, June 21, at the Tachana, the city’s renovated train station complex. In fact, last year’s local celebration of International Yoga Day was so successful that they were […]

Israel’s Kibbutz Degania is a chocolate lover’s dream

The pièce de résistance, is the Galita Chocolate Farm, in an old stone building (a former cowshed) on the grounds of the kibbutz. The ”farm,” started by Galit Alpert nine years ago, produces 24 tons of chocolate annually. It has proved profitable, and for those who believe consuming chocolate is a near-religious experience, a visit is […]