More than 100 prisoners at an Edinburgh prison are claiming to be Jewish so they can eat better-quality kosher meals, an official inspection report has revealed. “A significant number of prisoners had decided to move onto a kosher diet, which did not appear to be for wholly faith based reasons” HMIPS...
Barbecue season never really gets old, but if you keep serving the exact same things you run the risk of it getting just a little bit tired. Luckily, July 4th comes around just in time to give you an excuse to jazz up your menu again! Here are some...
A new prize will recognize individual’s contributions to the shaping of German-Israeli relations. The German-Israeli Future Forum and Germany’s Foreign Ministry are calling for applications from young professionals ages 18-45 from both Germany and Israel for the “Shimon Peres Prize” to be given in October in Berlin. Two awards will be given – one to...
Britney Spears, the American pop star arrived Sunday in Israel ahead of her concert scheduled for the following evening at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv. It was her first visit to Israel. Excited fans mobbed Spears, including jumping on her, during her visit to the Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, the...
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Aliyah Charter Flight - July 2017 Ceremony. The big send-off as 201 make Aliyah! Watch them land LIVE on the Nefesh B'Nefesh Facebook page at 8:30 AM Israel time, July 4th. PHOTO CREDIT: Shahar Azran ...
Want to take your next cookout to the next level? Make your own homemade hot dog buns and lay out a hot dog bar fit for an American grilling king. Hot dogs are one of my favorite summer picnic foods, even though I know they are not the healthiest thing...
The North Carolina state legislature passed a bill that would bar the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The bill passed last week by both houses of the General Assembly has been sent to state Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. The  bill titled  “Divestment from Companies That...
A central Italian town devastated last year by earthquakes has a new sports field, provided by the Italian Jewish community. On Sunday, a soccer field donated by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, or UCEI, was formally opened at Amatrice, with a friendly match between Maccabi Italia and a local...
Elad Mor, an Israeli mechanical engineer specializing in structural optic coatings, took a refreshment break while experimenting with transferring light onto surfaces without using pigments or dyes. When he raised the chilled drink to his lips, he had a eureka moment. Ice cubes come very close to the eyes of the...
When Joel Zacks and Linda Ginns each first visited Israel, on separate pre-college tours, they fell in love with the country. It was 1968, they were both 18 and had yet to meet. They returned to America, met during freshman orientation at Yeshiva University and fell in love again –...
The only problem with Sloppy Joes? They’re sloppy! Why make a mess when you can wrap it all up in an egg or spring roll wrapper and fry it to golden perfection?   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNieD07aqaI]
Paddington Bear, the adorable and iconic children’s book character, might have been a little bit Jewish — in spirit, at least. Michael Bond, author of the beloved Paddington Bear books, passed away at 91 on Wednesday. The author of children’s series that included characters such as Olga da Polga and...
Of all the kugels out there–potato, broccoli, sweet potato, and even carrot kugel–sweet noodle kugel is by far my favorite. Some are studded with raisins and cinnamon, some with dairy, some with cranberry. But we thought it would be fun to get a little wacky with noodle kugel and add some...
The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday, chaired by MK Moshe Gafne, gave its stamp of approval to lowering fees for passports and renewals. Beginning from the most expensive, one requiring issuance of a passport at Ben-Gurion Airport will pay 800 shekels according to the new fee; instead of 1,105 shekels...
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an ethnic intimidation bill introduced after the vandalism of about 175 headstones at a local cemetery. The Ethnic Intimidation and Institutional Vandalism bill signed last week, says that fines for desecrating objects will be applied to each individual act of vandalizing a headstone,...


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