Holidays

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: It Was Winter

During World War I, many of Germany's soldiers were Jewish, as seen in this photo from Hanukkah, 1916.

Stand For Israel

May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light

Much like the early Americans who won freedom from England, the Maccabees defeated a favored foe in the story celebrated on Hanukkah.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness

I am grateful for this season of light and miracles in which we share God’s light of love, hope, and healing. And I am grateful for you, who allow us to bring His light to so many who struggle in the dark.

Stand For Israel

Thanksgiving Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity November 28-December 1 for Thanksgiving. We'll be back on Monday, December 2 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we'll be here to let you know about them. We wish all of you a wonderful time with loved ones, and thank you for standing for Israel!

Stand For Israel

From Tabernacles to Turkeys

The American holiday of Thanksgiving very well may have been inspired by the biblical holiday of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

Stand For Israel

America’s Grateful Hearts

Ever since George Washington first called for national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, the oldest American synagogue has celebrated it.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Give Thanks to the Lord

The message of Thanksgiving — that even in the toughest times, we must appreciate our blessings — particularly resonates with me this year. I pray that your heart will be filled with gratefulness for the many blessings, as well.

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: A Festival to the Lord

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin decorates his sukkah for Sukkot with Israeli children.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Bringing God’s Glory Down to Earth

During the High Holy Days, we reach toward the heavens. But afterwards, we bring godliness into this world by reaffirming our trust in Him and sharing our faith with others.

Stand For Israel

Yom Kippur Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity October 9 for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Fellowship Blog

What to Know About Yom Kippur

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is important for Jews and Christians alike.

Stand For Israel

Trump Wishes Jews ‘Shanah Tovah’

In an exclusive phone call with leaders of Jewish communities in Israel and around the world, president shares Rosh Hashanah blessings.

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