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  • ISKCON D.C. Temple Hosts Israeli Embassy Visit

    On April 25th, twenty officials and staff from the Israeli Embassy, including a representative from its Community Relations office, visited ISKCON of Washington D.C. 

  • From Kohelet to Krishna

    This is a story about the big questions, among them: “What profit hath man of all his labour wherein he laboureth under the sun? That’s from the beginning book of Ecclesiastes — Kohelet in Hebrew — read in synagogues this Shabbat of Sukkot. a Jayadvaita Swami's book, “Vanity Karma,”  looks at Kohelet through the lens of Hindu teachings.

  • Jesus' House? 1st-Century Structure May Be Where He Grew Up

    Archaeologists working in Nazareth have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph.

  • Harinam in Gaza? Not.

    I'm born Jewish. I have identified as a Vaisnava three times longer than as a Jew in my life.  I've been to Israel three times; Gaza once.

  • Pope Dives Into Mideast Peace With Prayer Summit

    Pope Francis plunged into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers.

  • Haifa Celebrates Jewish New Year With Harinama

    On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) day the beaches were crowded in Haifa, Israel's 3rd largest city. ISKCON devotees led by Indradyumna Swami, adding to the people's  joy, came out with a colorful Harinama to sing and dance with them.

  • Going Beyond 'Om': Yoga Masters Nurture Holocaust Survivors with Food

    The 76-year-old Esti Libeir is one of an estimated 210,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, of which one quarter are living in poverty, many more of them without the support of family networks.

  • Israeli Artifacts Support Solomon’s Temple, Archaeologists Say
    Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon’s Temple found in the Book of Kings.
  • Israeli Ambassador To U.S. Hosts Ramadan Dinner
    The Israeli ambassador to the United States hosted a dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, marking the first time an ambassador from the Jewish state has hosted such a dinner in the United States, the embassy said.
  • Jobless Ultra-Orthodox Weigh On Israel's Economy
    Ultra-Orthodox Jews, or "Haredim," are a devout tight-knit community who make up 8-10 percent of Israel's 7.7 million population, with eight children per family on average. Many are supported by the state and live well below the poverty line.