Modern Israel at a Glance
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
Travel to Israel
For Jewish travelers, a visit to Israel can and should be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place
Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers
An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.
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.
What Is BDS?
All about the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
Jewish Immigration to Pre-State Israel
The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from 1881-1939.
Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix
Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all its Jews are the same.
7 Important Quotes from Yitzhak Rabin
The legendary Israeli leader was not a gifted orator, but his speeches illustrate the mind of a prescient strategist.
How Purim is Celebrated in Israel
Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew
The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.