Tablet Ancient tablets on display in Jerusalem reveal Jewish life during Babylon exile

Tablets from 500-600 BCE shown for first time; exhibition reveals life of Judeans in ancient Babylon; tablets contain details of business, contracts, families. A new exhibition in Jerusalem of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years […]

February 10, 2015
shilo580-330_0 Tel Aviv University’s Professor Yosef Shiloh Wins First Olav Thorn Prize

Prof. Yosef Shiloh has been awarded NIS 1.3 million for his research on the genetics of cancer. Professor Yosef Shiloh from Tel Aviv University has been awarded the first Olav Thon Prize for natural sciences and medicine. Prof. Shiloh,whose research focuses on genetic predisposition to cancer, will be awarded 2.5 million Norwegian Krones (approximately US$330,000) at a ceremony which […]

January 23, 2015
With conductor Manfred Honeck at the Vatican An Israeli singer at the Vatican

Soprano Chen Reiss sings in front of 700 million viewers at Christmas Mass led each year by pope. Israeli opera singer Chen Reiss, 35, received an honor that other Israeli singers can only dream about. She appeared Thursday at a Christmas Mass led by the Pope in the Vatican’s St. Peters Basilica. The Christmas Mass […]

December 29, 2014
Jewish-Arab Jamming in Jerusalem

On 6 November 2014, over two thousand young people (and those who are simply young at heart) gathered near downtown Jerusalem to celebrate life. The “Simply Singing” initiative, which began at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aims at bringing Jews and Arabs together through shared cultural events. Facilitators taught songs and invited participants to sing […]

December 26, 2014
Chelsea-Handler Chelsea Handler headed to Israel

Jewish American comedienne expected to visit country next month to participate in fundraiser for Tal Center for Integrative Oncology. Jewish American comedienne and television host Chelsea Handler is planning to visit Israel next month, Ynet has learned. Pending any last minute changes, Handler will arrive in the country for a private visit and will participate […]

December 23, 2014
Bracelet Antiquities Authority finds 1,600-year-old glass bracelet with menorah inscription

Glass fragment from late Roman and early Byzantine periods found during Hanukka in Mt. Carmel National Park. A fragment of a glass bracelet inscribed with a seven-branched menorah from the Second Temple was discovered during Hanukka at an excavation in the Mount Carmel National Park, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday. According to a statement […]

December 23, 2014