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Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating holiday marking US slavery's end

Biden said the day is a reminder of the "terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take."


Thousands take part in Birkat Kohanim for first time since COVID

This marks the first time that a priestly blessing event at this capacity has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.

Sigd holiday, November 16, 2020

Deputy minister calls for Sigd to be celebrated by all Jews

‘We did not invent the wheel. We kept one of the most important days in the history of the people of Israel, no less than Yom Kippur’


Shavuot in American history

By being confirmed on Shavuot, a teenager in the 1940s was receiving and accepting the Torah as one of the chosen people.


Coronavirus cause for lackluster Middle Eastern Newroz celebrations

Across the Middle East the traditional events have been cancelled but nevertheless people are actively remembering better times in the past and hoping for next year’s celebrations free from the virus

Business umbrella group calls to cancel national election holiday

Protesting the estimated NIS 1.5b. cost of an additional paid holiday, the group published an advertisement in Hebrew-language newspapers, declaring: "We are fed up with funding your elections!"


Who is Ze’ev Jabotinsky?

Some background ahead of Jabotinsky Day

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