Basing their decision in Jewish law, the Chief Rabbinate wrote, "The loneliness is painful, and we must respond to it... but not by desecrating the holiday."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the leader and several close aides would be placed in temporary quarantine after his adviser on parliamentary affairs tested positive for COVID-19.
Rivka Paluch—Netanyahu's adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs—tested positive after her husband was hospitalized with the virus.
As the country goes on lockdown, two branches of government—parliament and judiciary—risk being suspended indefinitely, as Netanyahu casts himself as the only man fit to lead the nation through the crisis.
The shipment will be the first of many as the spy agency seeks to secure some 4 million extra kits for Israeli use.
Considered to be among the most significant archaeological finds of all time, the Dead Sea Scrolls contain some of the earliest versions of biblical texts.
The United States and its allies have canceled, postponed and modified joint exercises around the world as the new coronavirus pandemic continued to grip the international community.
The Namaste greeting, traditional in Indian culture, involves placing one's hands together in a gesture of acknowledgment.
"This is a night of great victory," Netanyahu said to his supporters. "We won against all odds. They eulogized us, but we prevailed."
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, declared "we don't want" the Vermont senator--a Jew who previously lived in the country--to be allowed re-entry.
An Israeli military official tells Newsweek the country's stepping up its campaign against Iran-linked targets like Lebanon's Hezbollah, but an Iranian official warned the Islamic Republic will retaliate if attacked.
On Wednesday, Israeli Foreign Minister, Israel Katz criticized U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for comments he made during Tuesday's party debate in which he spoke about potentially moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel, from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv.
Senator Bernie Sanders pledged to support Israel but called Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "reactionary racist" that ignores the "suffering of the Palestinian people" during the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina Tuesday.
A 24-hour barrage of rockets from Gaza is the last thing the beleaguered prime ministers needs.
As the Russian- and Iran-backed Syrian military restores government control over the country, its meeting resistance from opposing international forces.
Studies indicate that the Judean date palm was first cultivated around 7,000 years ago.
Iraq and Syria have come out against President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, further raising questions about Washington's foreign policies at a time of heightened tensions across the region.
Middle Eastern nations offered mixed reactions to President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a framework negotiated without the participation of Palestinians.
President Donald Trump has unveiled his much-anticipated peace plan designed to resolve tensions between Israelis and Palestinians locked in a territorial dispute spanning eight decades.
"This is a political ploy by both leaders to distract from their abuse of power," IfNotNow's Emily Mayer said, referring to Trump and Israel's Netanyahu.
Trump is expected to unveil his peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, D.C.
Numerous world leaders, dignitaries and royals have traveled to Israel for the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
The error came after an online Wikipedia user made changes to the Israeli president's article.
The Syrian military has accused Israel of bombing the T-4 Base in Homs hours after rockets hit an Iraqi military base used by U.S. and allied personnel near Baghdad.
King Abdullah II said that he and other regional leaders are still waiting to find out what will be in the White House proposal.
A New Jersey teenager on vacation to Israel found himself in an awkward situation when his bus took off while he was closed inside the luggage compartment.
Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump acted "swiftly" and "forcefully" in his decision to assassinate Soleimani.
The 330-foot-long structure was created with boulders from a river over a mile away.
Rabbi Jack Moline said the president himself is "fanning the flames" of bigotry by using anti-Semitic tropes.