If you ever wondered who did most of the cooking in medieval Israel, a Crusader fortress in the city of Modi’in will put those doubts to rest: it was the women.   While excavating an archaeological site called Givat Tittora, diggers uncovered a treasure of coins, rings, bracelets and cosmetic tools...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India met in Israel with the son of Chabad emissaries who were killed in a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. On Wednesday, Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Moshe Holtzberg, now 11, who said he missed India. Modi, whose visit to Israel is...
You’ve just run out of toothpaste and you’ve got a big date tonight. There’s no time to drive to the store and there’s too much traffic to send a courier. You’re starving for sushi but your favorite restaurant says it will be at least an hour to get take-out to...
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, signed a one-season contract with the 2017 NBA champions, Golden State Warriors. Casspi, 29, and the Warriors agreed to the contract early Wednesday morning, according to reports. Casspi, who has averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over...
Benjamin Netanyahu and Narendra, Prime Minister of India, both came dressed in casual clothes to see the impressive Gal Mobile, a water desalination system on Olga Beach in Israel. They were given a personal private presentation on how the system works. Gal-Mobile is an independent, integrated water purification vehicle, designed to...
When Jeffrey Kriezelman first started feeling the pain in his back, he shrugged it off as the vestige of an old baseball injury. A busy immigration lawyer whose Chicago firm helps immigrants and asylum seekers gain lawful status in the United States, Kriezelman also was an avid athlete who had...
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford opened the traveling exhibit "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America," at the Mandell JCC on June 28. Michael Feldberg, who curated the exhibit while he was director of research at the American Jewish Historical Society, spoke before the...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his Indian counterpart  Narendra Modi to Israel, calling his visit “historic.” Modi arrived in Israel on Tuesday afternoon, the first visit to Israel by an Indian head of government. The visit comes 25 years after the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Modi visited...
The 20th Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” will open with a record 10,000 athletes. The start of the games will be marked on Thursday with the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Some 30,000 people are expected for the opening, and it will be nationally televised on...
The leadership of J Street, the liberal American Jewish Middle East policy group, met with David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel who before his nomination had derided the group as worse than Nazi collaborators. “We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices...
The Twin City community is sowing seeds of peace by uniting 10 teens from Israel — five Jews, five Arabs — in a program designed to improve understanding between the groups. The five Arab students come from a school near Nazareth in northern Israel and the five Jewish students attend a school...
"Soon By You" is a new comedy web series about 6 young Orthodox Jews living the single life in NYC. They recently released the 4th episode in their web series. All episodes are available on YouTube! www.soonbyyou.com EPISODE 4. TOMORROW. OR come to our premiere party TONIGHT! A few tickets still available:...


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