Purim is the Jewish holiday, which takes place this weekend March 15 - 17, that celebrates the remarkable story of how the God of Israel used two faithful believers — Esther and Mordechai — and a movement of prayer and fasting to rescue the Jewish people from an evil Persian regime determined to annihilate them.
The Times of Israel reported that a researcher finds parchments from Second Temple era, overlooked for decades and unread for 2,000 years.
Learn about how The Joshua Fund plans to provide food and other life sustaining supplies to communities directly affected by a crisis or natural disaster, such as an earthquake.
The Times of Israel and the Associated Press reported that with Israel situated in one of the world’s earthquake-prone areas, officials are taking action to protect the Holy Land’s most important ancient treasures so they don’t come tumbling down.
Tourism Ministry figures point to new record in tourist entries in past year with more than 3.5 million visitors. Fifty-three percent of tourists were Christian, about half of them Catholics, 28% were Jewish, and the rest were members of other religions or people with no religious affiliation.
An estimated 75,000 Christian pilgrims are now in Israel to celebrate Christmas and many will visit Bethlehem, especially tonight on Christmas Eve. By the time the Christmas season is over, "about two million people will have visited Bethlehem in 2013," which Israeli tourism officials note is "almost double the 2012 figure of 1.18 million" people.
Municipality urging everyone to stay indoors as weather conditions worsen; electric corp. declares national state of emergency; tens of thousands left without power.
Deal signed in Washington aims to provide the region with more drinking water while replenishing the ailing salt lake.
YNet News reported that a new study draws a picture of a worrying situation across wide swaths of Israeli society. According to the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel study, published on Wednesday, 35% of Israelis have reached a state of severe distress.
Please join The Joshua Fund in wishing all of our friends a very blessed Chanukah. The Feast of Dedication – Chanukah (Hanukkah) that literally means “Dedication”– is celebrated in 2013 beginning at sundown Wednesday, November 27th and continuing through Thursday, December 5th.
Court rules measure has expired, state worries cancellation of curfew may fuel new protests between Morsi activists, government supporters