mike-and-mike-635x357 Michael Douglas in Israel for award

By Jessica Steinberg, Times of Israel Oscar winner to receive $1 million Genesis Prize for humanitarian work and commitment to Jewish heritage Actor Michael Douglas is in Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, a $1 million award given annually to someone considered to be a role model in the global Jewish community and who can […]

June 15, 2015
icecream Ben And Jerry’s Sells Charoset-Flavored Ice Cream In Israel

Keeping kosher for Passover may be a little more bearable this year, at least in Israel. The mensches over at Ben and Jerry’s released a charoset-flavored ice cream that, thankfully, has all the credentials to be eaten over the Jewish holiday. For those who are unfamiliar, charoset is a traditional dish consumed at the Passover […]

April 1, 2015
MichaelDouglasIsrael Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones returning to Israel

A year after celebrating son’s bar mitzvah at Western Wall, American actor and his family will head back to Holy Land in June to receive 2015 Genesis Prize. American actor Michael Douglas is expected to head back to Israel in June with his wife, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their two children in order to […]

March 12, 2015
Leno Comedian Jay Leno makes comeback in Israel for award show

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jay Leno is making a comeback — in Israel. The late-night legend says he will return to Israel in June to host the award ceremony for the second annual “Genesis Prize.” Leno also hosted the inaugural ceremony last year for what is billed as “the Jewish Nobel Prize.” The $1 million prize […]

March 9, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 8.38.24 AM Canada Israel Hockey School hits the ice in Vancouver

Half the kids are Jewish and half are Arabs but no one cares when they’re chasing the puck. Twenty kids from the Canada Israel Hockey School in Israel are in Vancouver for a week. The kids are here to learn more about the game they love. Read more at CBC.

March 6, 2015
PurimLego Nation plays dress-up to celebrate Purim holiday

The Purim holiday was celebrated throughout Israel on Thursday (with the exception of Jerusalem), with costumes, parades, and the traditional reading of the scroll of Esther and gift-giving. In Israel, many cities throw parades to mark the festivities, while others celebrate with large meals with friends and copious amounts of alcohol. Read more at Times […]

March 5, 2015