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Tens of thousands of Jews from all over the world flocked early on Wednesday to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City to receive the traditional Priestly Blessing from the Kohanim, or Hebrew priests.
The ritual, known as Birkat Kohanim, was carried out by hundreds of members of the hereditary priestly family that is descended from Aaron, Moses' older brother and the first High Priest mentioned in the Torah. The priestly blessing is found in the Book of Numbers, the fourth book of the five books of Moses.
The chazzan (cantor) recites the prayer which precedes the Birkat Kohanim until he reaches the word "Kohanim"—which he proclaims out loud; officially summoning the Kohanim to discharge their priestly duty. The chazzan then continues, "am
Levin also criticized the Supreme Court's decision to demolish the community of Amona in interview with Arutz Sheva
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) called on the judicial system to take legal action against the radical leftist organization B'Tselem.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Levin spoke out against the participation of the director of B'Tselem in a UN Security Council meeting on Israel that was initiated by the Palestinian Arabs against Israel.
"In no other country would such
With a long history of anti-Israel bias, UNESCO is once again obsessed with Israel as it votes on a resolution denying the Jewish people’s connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
The UN’s cultural arm known as UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization) last Thursday passed a resolution that that denies the millennia-old connection of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, to the Jewish people. Israel, on Friday, was quick to respond to this
Poll: More Israelis want Clinton as president, but an even larger majority believes Clinton will pressure Israel to negotiate peace.
More Israelis would rather see Hillary Clinton as U.S. president than Donald Trump, but an even larger majority believes Clinton will put greater pressure on Israel to negotiate peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) than Trump, a new poll released Sunday found.
The poll was taken by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University as part of
Steinitz will travel to Istanbul to take part in an international energy conference there
Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Berat Albayrak, in Istanbul on Thursday, marking the first official public meeting between ministers from the two countries since ties soured over the Gaza-bound flotilla crisis in May 2010, according to Haaretz.
The offices of the two ministers have been in contact over the past few weeks to coordinate the