Researchers now know that ancient Egyptians also suffered from diseases that we once thought only plagued the present day population, such as osteoporosis and tooth decay. The particular 2,000-year-old mummy discovered to have osteoporosis (his body was given a CT scan by researchers) will be displayed in Israel's national museum.
When the Olympics opening ceremonies take place in Rio a week from today, pay special attention to the Israeli team. They are notable for a couple reasons. First, it’s the largest team that Israel has sent to an Olympics competition to date. The 2016 team contains 47 athletes, 10 more than represented Israel in 2012, competing in 16 sports. Also, this is the first time Israel will compete in the triathlon at the Olympic Games. Ron Darmon, 23, will swim .93 miles (1.5 kilometers), bike 24.8 miles (40 kilometers), and run 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
One of the first structures from the Canaanite era to be found in the village of Ibillin in northern Israel was uncovered by a group of Israeli teenagers. They are part of a student group helping the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavate different areas during summer break.
The Druze are a religious minority in Israel known for their faithful service in the IDF. And now they are becoming known as a new draw for tourists in Israel who are intrigued by the Druze people’s unique culture and cuisine. This fascination is creating new opportunities especially for Druze women.
Miriam Ben-Porat was an Israeli judge who was the first female appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel.
How well do you know the Israelis that make up the history and culture of Israel as we know it today? Take this quiz now and learn more about Theodor Herzl, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, David Ben-Gurion, and others that belong to The Fellowship's list of Israelis you should know!
Yonit Rothchild, a senior writer with The Fellowship who lives in Israel, shares what it's like to travel through Europe hoping no one notices that she and her family are Jewish.
Challah is even more delicious with garlic and cheese! Brought to you by The Nosher, these soft, cheese-filled rolls seem like the perfect afternoon snack.
Yesterday’s Fellowship Freedom Flights brought another 235 new olim (immigrants) to Israel, most of them refugees from war-torn eastern Ukraine. Though they were tired from their journey, they were happy to finally leave the fighting and confusion of their homeland behind.
Ievgeni, 31, his wife Iryna, 39, and their daughters Marharyta, 9, and Stefania, 2, decided to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) from Ukraine because they believe they'll be able to find peace and comfort. “We're really looking forward to starting our new life,” says Ievgeni. "We've been counting the days to our Freedom Flight with The Fellowship. Now is right time to leave Ukraine,” he continues. “Our daughter Stefania is 2 years old. Soon she'll enter nursery school where she'll be able to easily adapt. We're also happy about the fact that she'll grow up in the right environment.