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'I read Psalms every day. Why? Just because'

Actress Gila Alamagor disclosed in an emotional moment: “God threw me a rope. There is a synagogue here. It is one of my favorite places.”

'I read Psalms every day. Why? Just because'

Israel Prize for Hypocrisy

n my opinion, Grossman deserves a prize for chutzpah and hypocrisy, not writing. But what do I know? I voted to Ben Gvir and Smotrich. Op-ed

Israel Prize for Hypocrisy

Former Minister and Israel Prize winner dead at 96

Israel's highest officials share their memories of Aharon Yadlin, former minister and winner of the Israel Prize.

Former Minister and Israel Prize winner dead at 96

A-G sides with prof. who called for boycott of Ariel University

Attorney General Mandelblit informs Supreme Court he opposes Education Minister's decision to deny Israel Prize to Prof. Oded Goldreich.

A-G sides with prof. who called for boycott of Ariel University

Prof. who urged boycott of Israeli university forfeits prize

Education Min. Yifat Shasha-Biton announces Israel Prize won't go to Prof. Oded Goldreich, who called for a boycott of Ariel University.

Prof. who urged boycott of Israeli university forfeits prize

Supreme Court overturns decision to intervene in Israel Prize

Education Minister accused Prof. Goldreich of being a BDS supporter & unworthy of 2021 prize.

Supreme Court overturns decision to intervene in Israel Prize

Education Min upholds decision to deny pro-BDS prof Israel Prize

Yifat Shasha-Biton announces she won't intervene on behalf of Prof. Oded Goldreich over his anti-Israel rhetoric.

Education Min upholds decision to deny pro-BDS prof Israel Prize

Galant: Professor who supported BDS won't receive Israel Prize

Education Minister announces that Israel Prize in Computer Science will not be awarded to Professor Oded Goldreich.

Galant: Professor who supported BDS won't receive Israel Prize

Live: Israel Prize Award Ceremony 2021

8 men and women receive prestigious award for contributions in their fields to the State and to the world.

Live: Israel Prize Award Ceremony 2021

Supreme Court: Pro-BDS professor can't receive Israel Prize

Supreme Court grants Education Min. one month to find alternative nominee for Israel Prize, after ruling out pro-BDS professor as candidate.

Supreme Court: Pro-BDS professor can't receive Israel Prize

'Shame Israel considers giving prize to someone who slanders it'

Israel Prize candidate signs new petition promoting boycott of Ariel University.

'Shame Israel considers giving prize to someone who slanders it'

A fitting winner of the 2021 Israel Prize: Yehuda Meshi Zahav

One moving story showing the important contribution of Zaka, the organization founded by Meshi Zahav. Opinion.

A fitting winner of the 2021 Israel Prize: Yehuda Meshi Zahav

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize

ZAKA Search and Rescue organization founder and chairman to receive prestigious Israel Prize for organization's work to save lives.

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize

Commentator: 'Decision to pay extra for vaccine deserves prize'

Israel pays about $30 per vaccine. Commentator Amit Segal: 'Germany, where some of vaccines were developed, gets after us; US is crawling.'

Commentator: 'Decision to pay extra for vaccine deserves prize'

Prof. Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Hebrew U president says Israel Prize winner, leftist intellectual was "among the most important researchers to come out of" the university.

Prof. Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Rivlin congratulates Israel Prize recipients

“Continue to work, each one in their field, to have an influence on the world in which we live, and to create tomorrow’s world with us."

Rivlin congratulates Israel Prize recipients

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi receives Israel Prize for contributions to Torah literature.

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize

Supreme Court throws out petition against Rabbi Yaakov Ariel

Supreme Court ruled that it was impossible to strip Rabbi Ariel of the Israel Prize due to his statements on the LGBT community.

Supreme Court throws out petition against Rabbi Yaakov Ariel

Israel Prize winner: Coronavirus won't stop us helping families

Chaim Ehrental, founder of Zichron Menachem, tells Arutz 7 that coronavirus won't stop them from helping cancer sufferers & their families.

Israel Prize winner: Coronavirus won't stop us helping families

First female recipient of the Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies

'She's an inspiration to a generation of women studying Torah.' Tel Aviv U. professor Vered Noam wins Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies.

First female recipient of the Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi wins 2020 Israel Prize for his contributions to spread, development of Torah study.

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

Israel Prize laureates against Nationality Law

40 Israel Prize laureates to petition Supreme Court against law stating that Israel is the Jewish people's nation state.

Israel Prize laureates against Nationality Law

Israel Prize to Rona Ramon, 'Mom, we're proud of you'

The Israel Prize was awarded on Thursday to 11 winners.

Israel Prize to Rona Ramon, 'Mom, we're proud of you'

Zichron Menachem founders receive Israel Prize

Chaim and Miri Ehrental, who founded an organization to help pediatric cancer patients and their families, named Israel Prize winners.

Zichron Menachem founders receive Israel Prize

'G-d will put me in the right place for the Jewish people'

Israel Prize laureate who lost two sons in Israel's wars reacts to calls she run for president after inspirational speech at award ceremony.

'G-d will put me in the right place for the Jewish people'

Miriam Peretz's Israel Prize speech to be taught in school

Bennett: speech given by Israel Prize winner who lost 2 sons in combat about choosing life to be taught in Israeli schools.

Miriam Peretz's Israel Prize speech to be taught in school

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Bennett: We are all 1 family

Education Minister addresses annual Israel Prize awards ceremony, says right does not have a monopoly on patriotism, left on human rights.

Bennett: We are all 1 family

Bennett attempts to solve Independence Day speech impasse

Bennett says Netanyahu can speak instead of him at Israel Prize ceremony in order to solve tensions over speech at official state event.

Bennett attempts to solve Independence Day speech impasse

'I'm not a man who gets excited, but this is exciting'

Israel Prize winner Natan Sharansky recalls the conversation with Minister Bennett in which he was informed he won the prize.

'I'm not a man who gets excited, but this is exciting'

Former refusenik Natan Sharansky wins Israel Prize

Jewish Agency chief and former minister jailed for 9 years by Soviet Union selected for Israel Prize's lifetime achievement award.

Former refusenik Natan Sharansky wins Israel Prize

Bereaved mother wins Israel Prize

Miriam Peretz, mother of fallen soldiers Uriel and Eliraz, wins Israel Prize for strengthening the Jewish-Israeli spirit.

Bereaved mother wins Israel Prize

Former Likud minister David Levy wins Israel Prize

Naftali Bennett announces that former Foreign Minister David Levy wins Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Former Likud minister David Levy wins Israel Prize

'Respect women's right to be different'

Why do so few women win the Israel Prize?

'Respect women's right to be different'

'Too many Ashkenazi men winning the Israel Prize'

Zionist Union MKs play gender card, argue that fact that only one woman to receive Israel Prize in 2018 is a 'disgrace'.

'Too many Ashkenazi men winning the Israel Prize'

Who will receive the new Israel Prize in Hi-Tech?

New Israel Prize category awards achievements in Hi-Tech.

Who will receive the new Israel Prize in Hi-Tech?

World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize

Prof. Alex Lubotzky: 'We have become a world superpower in Mathematics. We have many, many reasons to be proud of our small country.'

World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize

In honor of State's 70th year: Israel Prize for Settlement

Education Ministry publishes Israel Prize for life project categories, one of which is 'settlement' as addition for anniversary celebrations

In honor of State's 70th year: Israel Prize for Settlement

'We're all a 'handful,' and we're all one proud nation'

Education Minister Bennett responds to leftist artist's accusations that a 'handful' rule the country.

'We're all a 'handful,' and we're all one proud nation'

Bennett vetos giving Israel prize to Yair Garbuz

Leftist whose diatribe against right and religious goes viral in Israel, kept from receiving coveted prize.

Bennett vetos giving Israel prize to Yair Garbuz

City of David activist to be awarded Israel Prize

Be'eri wins prize for turning City of David into site of heritage, education, national, and international tourism of highest order.

City of David activist to be awarded Israel Prize

'Why are Sephardim excluded from Israel Prize?'

Culture Minister Miri Regev objects to absence of Sephardi Israel Prize winners this year.

'Why are Sephardim excluded from Israel Prize?'

96-year-old Holocaust survivor wins Israel Prize

Agnes Keleti, 96-year-old former gymnastic Olympic medalist, established gymnastic training in Israel after immigrating in 1957.

96-year-old Holocaust survivor wins Israel Prize

Israel Prize winner to donate prize money to anti-Israel org

Professor David Shulman says he'll donate all 75,000 NIS to Taayush, whose leader Ezra Nawi helped the PA torture Palestinians.

Israel Prize winner to donate prize money to anti-Israel org

'Religious-Zionist revolutionary' Rabbi Sadan wins Israel Prize

Rabbi Sadan, founder of first religious IDF prep school, and Entebbe operation commander Almog win Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

'Religious-Zionist revolutionary' Rabbi Sadan wins Israel Prize

Bennett names radical leftist activist as Israel Prize winner

Prof. Shulman, senior activist in radical Ta'ayush whose members admitted to getting Arab land sellers executed, gets prestigious prize.

Bennett names radical leftist activist as Israel Prize winner

Druze Council Nominates Katz for Israel Prize; Leftists Protest

Transportation Min. Yisrael Katz nominated for Israel Prize, protestors picket his home over no public transport on Shabbat.

Druze Council Nominates Katz for Israel Prize; Leftists Protest

Israel Still Learning How Deal With Immigrants, Says Activist

After 67 years, Israel has still not learned how to deal with immigrants, but things are changing, a long-time activist said.

Israel Still Learning How Deal With Immigrants, Says Activist

Fiddler on the Roof Star Chosen for Lifetime Achievement Award

Beloved actor Chaim Topol, best known for his iconic role in 'Fiddler on the Roof,' will be awarded Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

Fiddler on the Roof Star Chosen for Lifetime Achievement Award

Poet Erez Biton Tapped for Israel Prize

Biton, who has been named as this year's recipient of the Israel Prize for Literature: 'At first I couldn't believe it.'

Poet Erez Biton Tapped for Israel Prize

Survey: PM Shouldn't Have Interfered in Israel Prize

New survey shows public thinks Netanyahu should have stayed out of Israel Prize selection process, but will likely form the next gov't.

Survey: PM Shouldn't Have Interfered in Israel Prize

Netanyahu Backtracks on Israel Prize After A-G Reprimand

PM Netanyahu backtracks on earlier decision to disqualify leftist judges from the Israel Prize's Literature Committee.

Netanyahu Backtracks on Israel Prize After A-G Reprimand

MK Regev: Stop the Hegemony of the Radical Left

Likud MKs Regev and Elkin defend Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from attacks by the Left over the Israel Prize controversy.

MK Regev: Stop the Hegemony of the Radical Left

'Netanyahu is Not the Rubber Stamp of the Israeli Left'

PM's associates explain he disqualified two literature professors from Israel Prize committee because they support IDF draft-dodgers.

'Netanyahu is Not the Rubber Stamp of the Israeli Left'

Israel Prize Winner and Social Activist Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

Eli Elaluf, a social activist who served on the Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty, announced Thursday he is joining Kulanu.

Israel Prize Winner and Social Activist Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

Education Minister, at Israel Prize ceremony, urges Israelis to banish cynicism and embrace high moral values.

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Rabbi Lichtenstein: Hesder Students As Good as 'Others'

Prospective Israel Prize winner Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein said that Hesder yeshiva students were just as studious and serious as any.

Rabbi Lichtenstein: Hesder Students As Good as 'Others'

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein has been named this year's winner of the Israel Prize in Jewish Religious Literature.

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Piron: Israel Cannot Afford 'Brain Drain'

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron said that the state needed to provide the proper resources to prevent "brain drain"

Piron: Israel Cannot Afford 'Brain Drain'