Thousands Enjoy Cherry Picking Festival in Judea

Tourists visit Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim for the traditional cherry picking festival. (Photo: Courtesy) Over 8,000 people flocked to Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in the Gush Etzion region in Judea, just south of Jerusalem on Friday for the annual cherry picking festival, less than...
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Exclusive: The Story of Saboneto’s Shlomo Keshet

Winding up Route 458, just half an hour North of Jerusalem, Kochav Hashachar peeks out from the horizon on the top of one of the hills apart of a vast chain of rolling mountains. The high school, which is most prominent from the road, displays its vast campus and the...
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EXCLUSIVE: Bright and Colorful Design Commemorate Life in Tekoa: The Story of Naama Isaac

Naama Isaac, with her husband and their three children, live in the community of Tekoa, Judea. Naama has produced some wonderful products that have gone out in Lev Haolam’s Surprise Monthly Packages. Naama was born in Ofra where she lived for twelve years, when her...
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EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Coffee and Powerful Ideals: The Story of the Treger Family

Brandon and Stephanie Treger immigrated to Israel with their four daughters from South Africa just over a year ago. The Tregers currently live in Efrat, one of the largest communities in Judea. In the short amount of time that they have lived in Israel, the Tregers...
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EXCLUSIVE: Fashion With A View, The Story of Yael Rozmarin

Surprise Monthly Package Project We recently drove out to the beautiful neighborhood of Nofei Prat- located in the community of Kfar Adumim - to interview Yael Rozmarin, one of the producers for Lev Haolam's Surprise Monthly Package Project. Upon entering Yael's...
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Shabbat Shalom from Yafit

Jordan Valley (Photo Credit: Penny Elimelech)   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 (also known as...
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Israel busts bomb plots on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

(Israeli soldiers hunt for terrorists in Samaria. Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit) A cell of more than 20 terrorists planning multiple Israeli cities has been arrested after a complex operation involving the IDF, the Shin Bet and the Israeli police. The cell, operating...
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Germany Signs Massive €1 billion Israel Drone Deal

(IAI Heron, WikiMedia Commons) German lawmakers have approved a massive deal to lease several Israeli-made Heron-TP drones in a deal worth an estimated €1 billion ($1.2 billion), despite significant pressure against the German government. Israeli Prime Minister...
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Shabbat Shalom from Bat Ayin

[Image Source: Yair Aronshtam] 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 or connected to a road called Derech...
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Risking Backlash, Miss Iraq pays visit to friend Miss Israel

Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman, left, and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan, together during Miss Universe 2017 Photo: Instagram   Iraq’s representative at the 2017 Miss Universe competition has arrived in Israel, shocking millions across the Middle East. Last year, a seemingly...
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High Schooler On Her Way to Final Exam Stabbed by Arab Terrorist

Shortly before noon on Monday Shuva Malka, a teenager on her way to her final high school exam, was stabbed and seriously wounded in the street in the northern Israeli city of Afula. The attacker was an Arab man in his 20s, from Jenin, who had entered Israel without a...
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Shabbat Shalom from Leshem

Picture of the archaeological site, Deir Samaan, right outside Leshem [photo credit: sodqe muhammad]. Leshem is a religious community, about 25 km east of Tel Aviva and 40 km northwest of Jerusalem, in West Samaria. It was originally built to be an Alei Zahav...
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Messi’s Argentina Pulls out of Israel Game after Vitriolic BDS Campaign

Left, BDS protestor holds Messi's Jersey covered in "blood". Right, Messi during his 2013 visit to Israel. (Reuters) A hotly anticipated football (soccer) game between Israel and Argentina has been canceled mere days before the match after a vicious BDS campaign was...
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Exclusive: The Story of Saboneto’s Shlomo Keshet

Winding up Route 458, just half an hour North of Jerusalem, Kochav Hashachar peeks out from the horizon on the top of one of the hills apart of a vast chain of rolling mountains. The high school, which is most prominent from the road, displays its vast campus and the...
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Shabbat Shalom from Beka’ot

Picture of Beka'ot [Photo Credit: Nivzu] Beka'ot is a moshav, or a collective agricultural community, that is located in the Jordan Valley. The community of Beka'ot was established on June 16, 1972, as apart of the Union of Agricultural Movement. It was originally...
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