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
DreidelRecord Dreidel challenge puts new spin on breaking a Guinness World Record

On Sunday in Tel Aviv, 754 adults and children, including MK Tzipi Livni, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning. Almost 800 people took a spin — and succeeded — at breaking the world record for simultaneous dreidel spinning on Sunday, which included political candidate and MK Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) as one of […]

December 22, 2014
SarahSilverman Brace yourself, Israel: Sarah Silverman is coming

Three years after her last public visit to Israel, the U.S. comedienne is reportedly returning to the holy land as a special guest at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival. Sarah Silverman will be visiting Israel in December as a special guest at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israeli media reported on Friday. According to the […]

November 17, 2014
Roman 2,000-year-old stone fragment unearthed in Jerusalem

A 2,000-year-old stone fragment with an engraved inscription was recently unearthed by Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in excavations carried out north of the Damascus Gate. “This is one of the most important Latin inscriptions ever discovered in Jerusalem.” one of the IAA researchers said. On the stone is an inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor […]

October 23, 2014