The State of Israel is celebrating its 73th year of independence this week (April 14 eve-15 in 2021), which is always preceded by a very sombre Memorial Day – Yom Hazikaron. This year we memorialized the 23,928 soldiers that fell in defending the State. The dramatic events leading up to the Declaration of the State…Continue reading10 Curious Facts About the Birth of the State of Israel
Where is ‘Wilfrid Israel’ Street in Jerusalem? Sorry, you could look on Waze or Google Maps, but you won’t find a street in Jerusalem (or elsewhere in Israel) named for Wilfrid Israel: a remarkable Jew, and proud German, who saved many more Jews than Oskar Schindler – before and during the Holocaust. However, in the…Continue readingWilfrid Israel: The Humble Hero of German Jewry
In 2005, in a residential neighborhood of Jerusalem, archaeologists discovered a huge water cistern (reservoir) from the Byzantine Period, some 1500 years ago. Watch this brief video to see how this came about:Continue readingA 1500 Year-Old Cistern – Under a Playground!
Shalom to all! Here in Israel life is slowly returning to “normal,” though we still have a long way to go. Since international travel is still weeks or months away, I decided to bring some clips of Israel to you: IsraCLIPS. Of course nothing can replace being here and being part of the landscape, but in…Continue readingIsraCLIPS: Short Videos of Israel with Joe Freedman