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Israelis spend record amounts ahead of Passover

Online banking system shows more than 19 percent more spent than the previous Passover eve.

Israelis spend record amounts ahead of Passover

Moed: An appointed time

In the Jewish view, dates and appointed times are gates through which time flows in a cyclical, upward spiral fashion, toward a purpose.

Moed: An appointed time

Here's how you can keep your family safe on Passover

First response organization issues tips for a safe, healthy, Passover.

Keep your family safe on Passover

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Belaynesh Zevadia remebers the holiday in Ethiopia: 'We went up the hill & prayed 'Next year in Jerusalem.' Now we're celebrating in Israel'

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Watch: Sukkot prayers at the Western Wall

Prayers for intermediate days of Sukkot held at Kotel in J'lem Old City. Traditional priestly blessing to be held at the site on Wednesday.

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Watch: Sukkahs ready for the throng at Western Wall Plaza

Early morning on the eve of Sukkot is a good time to see the Sukkahs in the Kotel Plaza before the arrival of crowds for the holiday.

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Netanyahu, Rivlin wish Druze community well for Nebi Shu'eib

Rivlin speaks with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muwaffak Tarif ahead of Druze holiday. 'The links between us are a bond of life.'

Netanyahu, Rivlin wish Druze community well for Nebi Shu'eib

73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

A high percentage of Jews in Israel light the Menorah candles every night on Hanukkah.

73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

Second hakafot around country

Throughout country, second hakafot held this evening with start of second Yom Tov in Diaspora.

Second hakafot around country

Sukkot: The story of our faith

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains how the Sukkah is emblematic of the essence of life and man's relationship with Hashem.

Sukkot: The story of our faithplayer

Halakhic controversy on social networks fuels discussion

Debate on social networks regarding shutting gas stove on holidays by indirect causation; Some rabbis permit, others forbid.

Halakhic controversy on social networks fuels discussionplayer

Sundays off in Israel?

Minister of Finance supports new bill seeking to create an "extended weekend" once a month.

Sundays off in Israel?

10 injured in aquatics accidents

2 drowned, 8 rescued in beaches across Israel.

10 injured in aquatics accidents

Hanukkah Begins Tonight; Celebrations Worldwide

The Jewish people celebrate the Festival of Lights, in memory of the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks; first candle is lit.

Hanukkah Begins Tonight; Celebrations Commence Worldwide

Musician Reschedules UK Tour For Jewish Holidays

Musician Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after realizing they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Musician Reschedules UK Tour Due to Jewish Holidays

Reused Hanukkah Message Dubbed 'Obamannukah'

President Barack Obama released his yearly message Friday, wishing Jewish people around the world a happy Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Message Prompts Speculations of 'Obamannukah'

New Chanukah Song to Benefit Sandy Victims

Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu has released a new song titled “Happy Hanukkah” to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

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