Articles written by Yori Yalon

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 By Yori Yalon    Features    October 6, 2023

Rare Psalm uncovered

(JNS) - A unique inscription written in Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament, was unearthed by Hebrew University archaeologists during excavations at the Hyrcania Fortress, about three...

 By Yori Yalon    News    August 4, 2023

Rare coin found in Judean desert

(JNS) - A 2,000-year-old silver half-shekel bearing the Hebrew inscription "Holy Jerusalem" has been discovered in the Judean desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority revealed on Tuesday. The rare...

 By Yori Yalon    News    June 25, 2021

North American immigration to Israel spikes after 'year of COVID'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Some 5,000 new immigrants from the United States and Canada are scheduled to immigrate to Israel by the end of 2021, according to new data published by the Nefesh B'Nefesh...

 By Yori Yalon    News    May 14, 2021

Ahead of 54th Jerusalem Day, capital's population nears 1 million

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — In the runup to Jerusalem Day, which this year falls on May 9, the city continues to be Israel’s largest, with a population nearing 1 million, according to a study by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research. The stu...

 By Yori Yalon    News    December 25, 2020

Hasmonean-era oil lamp found in Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old lantern, which has been preserved in its...

 By Yori Yalon    Features    June 12, 2020

May wave of new aliyah requests

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — May saw the highest number of American and Canadian Jews requesting to make aliyah through the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization since it was founded in 2002, according to numbers obtained by Israel Hayom. The figures ind...

 By Yori Yalon    News    October 18, 2019

Teens help excavate Bronze Age 'megalopolis' in northern Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-A 5,000-year-old metropolis, the largest uncovered in Israel to date, has been excavated near Ein Iron, northeast of Hadera. The city, which dates back to the Early Bronze Age (...

 By Yori Yalon    News    February 8, 2019

Birthright Israel sees record participation in 2018

By Yori Yalon (Israel Hayom via JNS)—Birthright Israel reached a new milestone in 2018, with a record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis. Birthright Israel, also known as Taglit in Hebrew, brings Jewish youths from around t...


May 14 opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

(JNS)—As part of the May 14 ceremony to mark the official opening of the US Embassy, a mezuzah will be affixed to the embassy building. According to a Channel 20 report, organizers decided on the unusual move of holding a religious ceremony to i...


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