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While some state authorities and financial regulators might deride bitcoin, more people are using the cryptocurrency in their everyday lives. This has recently become evident by divorce cases around the globe involving bitcoin, with the latest example coming from Israel. Bitcoin.com reports a rabbinical court in Israel is now facing a bitcoin-related...
(From Tablet Mag) If you’re serious about TV—and, really, why wouldn’t you be? What else is there these days?—you’ve probably already heard about Shababnikim, arguably the best Israeli show since, well, Srugim, or Fauda, or whatever other Israeli show you may be obsessed with. It follows four friends at the finest of Jerusalem’s...
It's easy to find stories about the political strife in Israel, and it seems that every day there are more and more articles showing the Jewish/Muslim divide. But sitting quietly in a library in Ariel University are two people who are breaking those barriers. Rabbi Aaron Katzoff, a Rabbi...
One hundred boys and girls from Europe celebrated the landmark occasion of their bar/bat mitzvah on Wednesday and Thursday, 29 and 30 Shevat 5778 in Jerusalem, in a festive ceremony held in their honor at the Kosel and Zedekiah’s Cave, also known as Solomon’s Quarries. The bar and bat mitzvah...
Imagine having your exotic location wedding at the Tomb of the Jewish Forefathers and Mothers - what could be more special?? Check it out: Posted by Yishai Fleisher on FaceBook
(JTA) — Not even couscous is safe from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For decades, Israelis and Palestinians have fought over land. They’ve fought over history. They’ve fought over holy sites and religious doctrine and water sources. Now, apparently, they’re fighting over the delicious grain dish that I always buy when I...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Seven current and former NFL players, including two Jewish brothers, are visiting Israel on a trip that was kept under wraps until the players landed in Israel. The group, including some family members of the players, arrived in Israel on Tuesday night. It features Mitch and Geoff Schwartz:...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The American pop band Backstreet Boys will perform in Israel. The band, whose popularity was at its peak in the 1990s, will play one concert in April in the central city of Rishon Lezion. The concert was announced on Monday afternoon and is based on the band’s Las Vegas show in...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Paul McCartney is one of nine laureates announced for Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. McCartney is one of two recipients of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin announced Monday. Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. More than 30 winners have...
The Israel Air Force’s Maginei HaNegev (Defenders of the Negev) combat unit, which is a branch of Netzach Yehuda (Nachal Chareidi) had a new enlistment a few months ago. A number of weeks ago, the new soldiers completed basic training, and in the last three weeks, they spent their...
(JTA) — Israel’s figure skating team failed to qualify for the finals in the event. At the end of the short program on Sunday Israel was in eighth place out of 10 teams, finishing ahead of Korea and France. The ice dance team of Adel Tankova and Ronald Zilberg and women’s skater Aimee...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in a condolence letter to the family of a West Bank rabbi killed in a Palestinian stabbing attack said that “the government and the people of the United States of America are standing with you.” In the letter, released on Sunday...
(JTA) – President Donald Trump told an Israeli newspaper that his Dec. 6 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was the high point of his time in office. In the Hebrew-language translation of an excerpt from Trump’s interview with Israel Hayom editor-in-chief Boaz Bismuth, Trump said that both Israel and the Palestinians...
DALLAS (Texas Jewish Post via JTA) — Aimee Buchanan isn’t the only figure skater at the Dr. Pepper Star Center rink gracefully arching in a layback spin. But as the 24-year-old athlete transitions from her signature arched back to a low crouch, she’s the only local elite skater whose silver Star of...


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It's easy to find stories about the political strife in Israel, and it seems that every day there are more and more articles showing...