Flower Crowns at Shavuot

How an association between an ancient symbol of harvest bounty and the modern Jewish settlement created a holiday symbol.




Celebrating Reunified Jerusalem – 1968

Only months after the Six Day War, the Israel Defense Forces marched proudly in Jerusalem with a display of power, including arms captured in battle.




Israel’s WWII vets mark VE Day’s 70th

Veterans were honored at the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War 2 which tells the story of Allied soldiers, Partisan forces, resistance movements and volunteers.




Adam Was First

Take that, Robbie Williams! Your amazing performance may have conquered Tel Aviv last night but even a consummate entertainer like you can’t vanquish Israelis’ memory of 80s heart-throb, Adam.




Israel Museum Jubilee

Jerusalem’s Israel Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with new exhibition, 1965 Today, and a unique, crowd-sourced nation-wide family album.




Red Flowers for Remembrance

The flower known as “Blood of the Maccabees” has become the symbol for Yom Hazikaron, the memorial day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.




April in Holocaust history

The pivotal month of April throughout the history of the Holocaust, in pictures and texts presented by Yad VaShem.




Passover in Jerusalem – 1913

A long-lost movie, now restored, documents Jewish life in Ottoman Palestine, including Passover at the Western Wall and a holiday gymnastics exhibition.




Memories from Grandma’s Kitchen

An exhibit of ancient and antique pots and pans looks at Jewish cooking traditions and family life.




Voting at Hillel Yaffe

On Election Day, patients at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center were able to exercise their right to vote – fitting testament to a visionary pioneering doctor after whom the hospital is named.