Articles in "Culture"

People Check the Four Species for Quality on Sukkot Eve

On the holiday of Sukkot, Jews around the world make a blessing on the four species; one with no taste or smell, one with both taste and ...

Thousands Pack Kotel for Final Ceremony Before Yom Kippur

Slichot is a special series of prayers and supplications said every day leading up to Yom Kippur. The word means “pardon” or ...

Hasidic Jews in Jerusalem Perform Kapparot Ritual Ahead of Yom Kipur

Kapparot is a custom performed by many Jews on the eve of Yom Kipur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. This year TPS photographer Shalom Shalev ...

First Orangutan in 11 Years Born in Israeli Zoo

An new orangutan was born at the Ramat Gan Safari Park. This was the first such birth seen in Israel in 11 years. The baby girl has yet to ...

Israel’s Knesset Holds Heated Debate Over Tisha B’Av Western Wall Incident

The Knesset plenum today, Thursday, held a discussion on the disturbances at the egalitarian plaza at the Western Wall Plaza on the night ...

Tacos Luis Brings Mexico’s Unique Tastes to Jerusalem

Lea Stoffer, Israeli native, met Luis Cruz, the love of her life, 20 years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico, on a trip after she was discharged from ...

Ben Gurion University Study Shows Interest in LGBTQ+ Heritage Center

New research from Ben Gurion University found that LGBTQ+ tourists are intrigued by the possibility of a LGBTQ+ heritage center even though ...

“I thought this can’t be real. It looked like a movie” – Using TPS Photos, Woman in Lod Transforms Horror to Movie Scenes

A Jewish woman in the central Israeli city of Lod has turned to art to deal with the rocket attacks and rioting in her city. ...

Israel’s National Library and UAE’s National Archives Sign Historic Agreement

The National Archives (NA) of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi and the National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem have signed a ...

Prince Rashid of Bahrain’s “Art That Mediates Political Disagreements”

Internationally-acclaimed artist Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa from Bahrain's royal family told TPS, "Creativity and artistic expression are the ...