Passover

Gaza Factories Spring Back to Life Making PPE for Israel

TEL AVIV — In a strange twist, the coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into Gaza’s long-abeyant factories which are now working furiously to produce PPE including masks, gloves and protective gowns for Israel.

A doctor tends to patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Bassini Hospital, in Cinisello Balsamo, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Domenico Arcuri, Italy’s commissioner for fighting the COVID-19 virus, appealed to Italians ahead of the Easter weekend to not lower their guard and to abide by …

Report: Israel Prepping Four Stage Coronavirus Lockdown Exit Strategy

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that if Israel’s infection rates and critical COVID-19 cases continue to stabilize, the country would begin to phase out of lockdown after the Passover holiday which ends on Wednesday evening. 

An Israeli man gestures from behind a police car, stationed at the entrance of the Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem on April 12, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Western Wall Priestly Blessing Has Only 10 Worshipers, Including U.S. Envoy

JERUSALEM – The traditional priestly blessing of the Passover holiday occurred at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning with only 10 worshipers present, including U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, in keeping with the coronavirus restrictions.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and Haim Zach (GPO)

Fearing End of World, Thief Returns 2,000-Year-Old Artifact After 15 Years

TEL AVIV –  An Israeli gave back a 2,000-year-old catapult bolt to the Israel Antiquities Authority some 15 years after he took off with it while visiting the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, saying he wanted to clear his conscience before the end of the world.

TEL AVIV -  An Israeli gave back a 2,000-year-old catapult bolt to the Israel Antiquities Authority some 15 years after he took off with it while visiting the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, saying he wanted to clear his conscience before the end …

Trump Administration: ‘We Are at War’ Against Antisemitism

“We are at war with the antisemites who don’t conceal the antisemitism — the unvarnished, naked antisemitism of the supremacists — and we are at war also with the hidden, concealed antisemitism of those who hate the State of Israel and dress up their antisemitism under the fig leaf of anti-ZIonism.”

A congregant weeps before a funeral service at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting at the synagogue, in Poway, California, on April 29, 2019. - A rabbi who carried on preaching despite being wounded in the latest deadly shooting at a US …

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form 35th Government

TEL AVIV – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday officially appointed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the task of forming a new government for the 21st Knesset and added a plea that the Israeli premier do everything in his fifth term to bridge divides in the nation after an “us versus them” election campaign.

Netanyahu formally named next Israeli PM

Blue State Blues: Passover and the American Tradition of Freedom

The immediate and urgent cultural task for American conservatives is to find a way of sharing our cherished values of freedom with the next generation — and with those who are arriving, legally, to join us. Passover, observed even in the worst of times, teaches us that it is possible.

Passover seder (Joe Raedle / Getty)