We wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to all of our Jewish friends around the world! In celebration of the holiday, we will not post any updates to the Bridge on October 3 and 4, but we'll be back on Wednesday, October 5.
Israel’s beautiful landscapes, bike trails, and city festivals make autumn a fun time to explore the Jewish state!
With Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) starting this Sunday at sundown, please join our Fellowship friends around the world in wishing our Jewish brothers and sisters a “Shanah Tovah!” (Happy New Year!).
It hasn’t just been world leaders and dignitaries who have gathered from around the globe to honor the life and legacy of Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president and prime minister. Yesterday, while lying in state at the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), more than 40,000 people filed past his coffin to pay their last respects.
Shimon Peres passed away on Wednesday at the age of 93, but his helpful nature still lives on. Peres supported organ donation during his lifetime, and wanted to donate his corneas after he died. Recently, his family fulfilled this final request.
Shaul Ladany is not only a world-record racewalker, but also a survivor of both the Holocaust and the 1972 Munich Games massacre.
This Sunday at sundown is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which also ushers in the High Holy Days. One of the key traditions during Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, which, as some children who recently made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) on Fellowship Freedom Flights discovered, isn’t the easiest instrument to play. Watch their attempts, as well as Rabbi Eckstein’s demonstration, in the video above.
This weekend Jews will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! You can celebrate too by making a traditional Jewish new year dessert, baked apples. Brought to you by Forward, this baked apple recipe uses granola as a filling, which makes it perfect to enjoy on a chilly fall morning!
The number of French Jews making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) has increased drastically, with The Fellowship bringing many to the Holy Land on our Freedom Flights.
The late Shimon Peres – passing away at age 93 – inspired many throughout his lifetime, blessing Israel with his leadership and passion. Many top leaders around the world continue to express their respect for one of Israel’s most influential public figures and ninth president.