Pomegranates are one of the seven fruits of Israel as mentioned in the Bible, and during the fall, you will see many people purchasing pomegranates all over Israel! But you don’t have to eat them plain. This week’s recipe combines wheatberries, sweet potatoes, and pomegranate to make a tasty side dish.
A friend of The Fellowship prays for the people of Israel, as well as for the leaders of America.
A papyrus dating from the First Temple Period that contains the oldest known mention of Jerusalem in Hebrew has been acquired by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The text was stolen from a cave in the Judean Desert and then acquired in a sting operation by the IAA.
In the face of all her challenges, single mother of five Orli relies on hard work, faith in God, and The Fellowship. “I recently turned to The Fellowship for help,” Orli said. “Working in the welfare department has given me an insight into The Fellowship’s Kupat Yedidut, or emergency fund, project and so I made a request.” Learn how The Fellowship helped restore her hope.
A Christian citrus grower in California is the only large-scale farmer of etrogs - the citrons used by Jews during the festival of Sukkot - in the U.S.
A new Israeli study reveals that high-pressure oxygen chambers can help reduce pain for fibromyalgia patients – and may even reverse the condition.
Today is Simchat Torah, the Jewish holiday that marks the beginning and ending of the annual cycle of Torah readings that take place in synagogues around the world. How much do you know about the Torah? Do you know what the word Torah means? Who was it given to? Take our Torah quiz to test your knowledge – and learn more about the Torah’s centrality in Judaism.
Many children in Israel are at risk because their parents can no longer care for them. Whether the parents are deceased, poverty-stricken, afflicted with mental illness, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or caught up in a life of crime, the children are the ones who suffer most. Thankfully, the Fellowship-funded Neve Michael Children’s Home provides a safe haven for 3- to 18-year-olds throughout Israel who are impacted by these traumatic circumstances.
As a faithful supporter of The Fellowship, we hope you’ll stand with us and thousands of other like-minded supporters to turn 18 ordinary minutes into extraordinary support for Jews in need.
If I had to pick a biblical holiday that was the least understood, it would be Shemini Atzeret. Even though the holiday is mentioned in Leviticus 23 and then in Numbers 29, it isn’t given the same fanfare as the other biblical holidays like Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, or Passover. Part of the reason is because even the name of the holiday is attached to Sukkot. In fact, Shemini Atzeret means “the eighth day on which we stop.” It’s the day after the seven days of Sukkot, the eighth day, and it can be viewed as a continuation of Sukkot. However, it is a holiday of its own, and we need to understand what it is all about.