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Intriguing ancient Jewish structure unearthed near Western Wall
Intriguing ancient Jewish structure unearthed near Western Wall
When Israeli archaeologists uncovered a series of ancient chambers that had been hidden underground for thousands of years just meters away from the Second Temple, everyone was overcome with mystery a
Nahal Prat: A Judean desert spring with a fascinating history
Nahal Prat: A Judean desert spring with a fascinating history
Nahal Prat is made up of 3 natural water springs that run all year round. Its course cuts through the rocky Judean mountains, and its shores are home to a rich variety of plant and animal life. The st
Judea and Samaria: under siege but standing strong – and you can help!
Judea and Samaria: under siege but standing strong – and you can help!
For many people, the words ‘Judea and Samaria,’ evoke images of right-wing Jewish extremists stealing land that doesn’t belong to them. This picture is false on so many levels, but i
The Jews’ Blessing to Gaza
The Jews’ Blessing to Gaza
Even people who know very little about Israeli politics know two things: the people of Gaza are suffering terribly and it’s all Israel’s fault. This is, in fact, a myth. There’s no d
Shechem
Shechem
There are few places in Israel where the sense of injustice suffered by the Jewish community is felt more acutely than in Shechem. The centuries-old attempt to erase Jewish history from this town has
Jewish teenager stabbed to death by terrorists in Gush Etzion
Jewish teenager stabbed to death by terrorists in Gush Etzion
On Wednesday night, the 19-year-old son of one of our suppliers was murdered in cold blood by terrorists as he returned to his yeshiva in the Gush Etzion region. Dvir Sorek—son of Rachel Sorek, one of
Archaeologists Discover Biblical City of Ziklag
Archaeologists Discover Biblical City of Ziklag
In yet another archaeological find that confirms the biblical account of events, experts believe they have uncovered the ancient city of Ziklag. Ziklag was the city that the king of the Philistines gi
Senior US diplomats join Israeli leaders to open site of excavated Jewish road in East Jerusalem
Senior US diplomats join Israeli leaders to open site of excavated Jewish road in East Jerusalem
While many around the world are trying to airbrush Jewish history from Jerusalem, particularly from the contested eastern side, archaeological findings continue to confirm its deep Jewish connection.
Beit El
Beit El
Beit El (meaning ‘House of God’) is a community in the heart of Samaria, to the north of Jerusalem. Its connection to the Jewish people dates back to the days of the Patriarchs when Abraha
Shiloh – A Spiritual Time Capsule
Shiloh – A Spiritual Time Capsule
Have you ever thought about how the Jewish people is G-d’s living time capsule? When we read about the patriarchs, judges and kingdom years in Israel, we are reading about events that took place
Hebron’s Struggle and Promise – A Jewish Community Battling Against the Odds
Hebron’s Struggle and Promise – A Jewish Community Battling Against the Odds
Hebron houses the history of Israel’s ancient beginnings, but the city is also a reflection of the intense challenges that brave Jews have to overcome to claim their heritage in the land of Isra
5 Facts About Hebron
5 Facts About Hebron
The Cave of the Patriarchs, also called the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron 1. Hebron is the second holiest city after Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, he is mentioned 62 times. According to the Old Testa
Shabbat Shalom from Ma’ale Adumim
Shabbat Shalom from Ma’ale Adumim
Ma’ale Adumim [Photo Credit: Davidmoseberg] Ma’ale Adumim (The Red Rock Ascent) is perhaps the closest community, of Judea, to Jeruslaem, located approximately seven kilometers north of th
Shabbat Shalom from Etz Efraim
Shabbat Shalom from Etz Efraim
Etz Efraim is a village located in the Samarian hills, between the cities of Ariel and Rosh HaAyin. Etz Efraim, which translates to the “Stick/Tree of Efraim”, was founded in 1985 by membe
ILTV Israel Daily: Interview with Nati Rom
ILTV Israel Daily: Interview with Nati Rom
“We call it Judea and Samaria. It’s the biblical name of it. And we deal very straight. This is our homeland. It [our homeland] was the here for thousands of years. We don’t speak po
Shabbat Shalom from Yafit
Shabbat Shalom from Yafit
Yafit is a moshav (collective community) located in the Jordan Valley. Moshav Yafit is off the main road and at the foot of an ancient hilltop fortress constructed by the Hasmoneans called Alexandrium
Shabbat Shalom from Bat Ayin
Shabbat Shalom from Bat Ayin
Bat Ayin is located approximately twenty-five kilometers south of Jerusalem, in the area of Judea known as Gush Etzion (or Eztion Block in English). All of the communities of Gush Etzion are adjacent
Lev Haolam Packages Presented to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Soldiers at Judea and Samaria Jubilee Celebration
Lev Haolam Packages Presented to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Soldiers at Judea and Samaria Jubilee Celebration
Pictured above is IDF commander Sharone Asman speaking with soldiers stationed in the Gush Etzion region. At a ceremony in the Gush Etzion (Judea) region of Israel – in commemoration of the jubilee or