• "It's very important for the children to have this day outside of the South," said Youth Futures director for El-Kassum, Suheir Abukrinat.

    Respite for Children from the Bedouin village of El-Kassum

    The Jewish Agency brought 80 children today from the Bedouin Village of El-Kassum for a day of respite, outside the range of most rockets from Gaza, at the Kiftzuba amusement park near Jerusalem.
    By Jewish Agency on 28 Jul 2014 / 1 Av 5774
  • . Participants hail from universities such as Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, and Oxford, and companies such as Siemens and Facebook.

    Coding the Next Iron Dome?

    A group of young 20-somethings stand in a Soho-like loft space in a tech incubator (SOSA) in South Tel Aviv, presenting the future of traffic to a panel of the Start Up Nation’s leading lights. The
    By Sara K. Eisen on 25 Jul 2014 / 27 Tamuz 5774
  • הספר צבע אדום

    “Color Red”: Healing Rocket Trauma

    Esther Marcus, a veteran Olah from England, who lives across the open tunnels dug by “Hamas” in Kibbutz Alumim, two kilometers from Gaza, wrote “The Color Red”, an inspiring children’s storybook that
    By נתן רועי on 25 Jul 2014 / 27 Tamuz 5774
  • ממד בסגנון מרוקאי

    Amigour: Shelters Under Fire

    The CEO of “Amigour” Yuval Frankel: We continue to build secure rooms and bomb shelters in our buildings, completing the construction of shelters and taking care of those in their “golden years” who
    By Natan Sharansky on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • אחותו של מקס שטיינברג זל ואחיו בהלוויה בהר הרצל

    Mt. Herzl Cried at the Funeral of Lone Soldier Max Steinberg

    Mt. Herzl has seen its share of heartbreaking sights since it was founded, after the War of Independence. The funerals for the soldiers who were killed in Operation Protective Edge were held this week
    By נתן רועי on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • בהלויה של מקס שטיינברג בירושלים

    Our Days Have Become Intense, Anxious — Tumultuous

    Powerful thoughts from the desk of Natan Sharansky, as violence in Israel escalates.
    By Natan Sharansky on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • הדר הולנדר ואחיה ברענון בשפיים

    “I Pray that God will Bring Quiet to My Home.”

    Hadar does not remember quiet times on the Kibbutz.
    By נתן רועי on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • רענון במרכז

    An Open House in the North -- for a House under Attack in the South

    Ronit Greengold of Merkaz Kafri Mevo’im in the South is a volunteer who runs Jewish Agency projects for the MetroWest New Jersey community. Her home has been under attack by Hamas missiles for many,
    By נתן רועי on 22 Jul 2014 / 24 Tamuz 5774
  • His bravery continues to amaze me.

    My American Boy Serving in Gaza

    Sadok has been serving for a full year now. He was called to the Gaza border a month ago. He sat at the border for weeks before being called in.
    By Jewish Agency on 22 Jul 2014 / 24 Tamuz 5774
  • A whole generation that's fighting for this country—for all of us to live in security and be free.

    Letters from the Front Lines

    A letter from Bar Artov from Mabueem, in the Regional Council of Merchavim. Bar is the daughter of Ile Artov, a graduate of Peoplehood 2 and member of the Partnership2Gether Steering Committee, and
    By Jewish Agency on 21 Jul 2014 / 23 Tamuz 5774