Modern Israel at a Glance
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix
Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all its Jews are the same.
Israel in Jewish Thought 101
Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.
The Evolution of Israeli Cuisine
Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.
The Life of Yitzhak Rabin
The slain Israeli prime minister was a military hero who embarked on a historic effort to bring peace to his country and paid for it with his life.
Terrorism in Israel: Questions and Answers
Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.
What Is the Temple Mount?
Holy to both Jews and Muslims, this area in Jerusalem's Old City has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for decades.
Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers
An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.
What Is BDS?
All about the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
A Crash Course in Early Jewish History
From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Praying for the Welfare of the State of Israel
While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.
Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day
The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.