Stories and analysis about Israel and the Israeli people. 

Lone Soldier

Israel welcomes, and cares for, soldiers with parents an ocean away 

Tisha B'av

Not until a three-week vacation in Israel with my young sons in 2006 did Tisha B’Av—the ninth of Av, a day of communal mourning for Jerusalem’s two temples, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. and by the Romans in 70 C.E.—really register in my consciousness


The Humans of Tel Aviv photo-story project lends a personal touch to Israel's bustling metropolis.

Israel Child Protection

The bureau is the first of its kind in the world to involve inter-agency collaboration.


Find out how Shavuot, a holiday traditionally known for dairy consumption, is celebrated in Israel.

ashkelon home hit by rocket

Your JUF dollars are at work on the ground, providing critical aid -- and showing our Israeli brothers and sisters they are not alone:

Esther Ben David

Golan Ben David was 2 years old in 1974 when his mother, Esther, was killed by a Syrian shell.

Kibbutz Mordechai

Kibbutz Yad Mordechai was founded before World War II, by young Polish Jews.  

New soil, old roots photo 1

Ethiopian-Israeli elders tend their own gardens


Wine aficionados experience tastings, as do cheese mavens—and so, David Leichman believes, should lovers of ice cream. 

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