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Selichot at the Kotel, 2018

Awe & inspiration at midnight selichot at the Kotel

By Ilanit Chernick The sound of the shofar was loud and strong. Every few moments a man dressed in white, wearing a Breslov kippah, blew into the ram’s horn as...

David Bakare

Breaking poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION B PAGE 12 By Ilanit Chernick TEL AVIV — In a crisp suit, David Tosin Bakare eludes confidence as we sit in a McDonald’s restaurant...

Gonen Segev, in light blue shirt. (Amit Shabi/TPS)

Former Israel minister accused of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM — The trial of Gonen Segev, a former Israeli minister accused of spying on the state on behalf of Iran, commenced at the Jerusalem District Court July 5....

Gino Bartali (Wikipedia)

Giro champion Gino Bartali will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship

By Mira Vigevani Gino Bartali, three-time winner of the Giro d’Italia and twice of the Tour de France in the 1930s, will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship...

Amir Peretz (Miri Tzachi/TPS)

Israel confirms 2007 strike on Syrian nuclear reactor

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 9 By Yona Schnitzer In March, 2007, Israel’s spy agency Mossad obtained information that Syria was building a nuclear reactor in...

Western Wall employees remove notes from between the stones of the wall before Passover, March 20. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Passover cleaning at the Western Wall

By Mara Vigevani If you wonder what happens to the hundreds of thousands of notes placed into the cracks of the Western Wall, here’s the answer: Twice a year, before...

Stephane Legar the YouTube sensation, left; and the IDF soldier, right. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel’s latest social media sensation is a Togolese Christian

By Mara Vigevani As he walks in downtown Tel Aviv near the trendy Sarona market, Stephane Legar is stopped time after time by adoring teens asking him to pose for...

Emanuele Giaufret in Ramat Gan, Israel, Dec. 19, 2017. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

EU ambassador says relationship with Israel strong

By Mara Vigevani Europe is not an enemy of Israel. Despite the differences over the conflict with the Palestinians, cultural and economic ties between Jerusalem and the...

British General Edmund Allenby, reviews an honor guard of British soldiers in Jerusalem's Old City, Dec. 11, 1917, 9:44 a.m. (National Photo Collection/GPO)

Centenary: Allenby takes Jerusalem

By Joelle Lewitan It happened 100 years ago. On Dec. 11, 1917 the soldiers of the British Imperial Army, led by General Edmund Allenby, entered Jerusalem, announcing...

Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the 2017 GA.

Israel offers Iran aid in wake of earthquake

JERUSALEM — Israel offered humanitarian aid to Iran in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the border region with Iraq earlier this week, Prime...