Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Ahead of ‘Unity Day’ Memorial Held for Three Jewish Teens Murdered by Hamas

(JNS.org) More than 1,000 people attended a memorial ceremony on Monday in the Judea and Samaria community of Talmon that marked one year since Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and

At ‘Bat Mitzvah,’ Israeli Center Seeks More Women’s Advancement Milestones

The controversy surrounding Israel’s complex framework of laws relating to family life is well known. Often portrayed via popular culture in films and books, the laborious get (Jewish divorce) process, along with other issues relating to the status of women in family law, are a major concern among both secular and Torah-observant

Managing the ‘Shining City on the Jewish Hill’

YU President Richard Joel, Even With the March No-Confidence Vote, Looks Ahead

For Richard Joel, Yeshiva University’s president since 2003, the school he leads “needs to be the shining city on the Jewish hill. If you take the yeshiva out of the equation, I think Jewish life will be

Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help

Everyone asks us, what can be done about the cost of a day-school education?

Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples and concerned members of the community call us, email us and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening

World News

65 Year-Old Chassidic Woman Reportedly Gives Birth in Israel

(Arutz Sheva) A 65 year-old chassidic woman gave birth to her first child overnight Monday, after 46 years of marriage. The new mother, named as Chaya Sarah Shahar of Bnei Brak, gave birth to a healthy baby boy at a

Analysis: Fact and Fiction on Israel’s New Government

Jerusalem—Last week, in the final hours allotted for building a coalition, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu successfully secured his government for the Twentieth Knesset. After March’s election yielded a decisive victory for the centrist and right-wing parties of Israel’s parliament, many expected quick negotiations to

Fuel-up Nation: Israel Has Robust Presence at Major Oil and Gas Trade Show

Given Israel’s well-documented penchant for innovation, it was only a matter of time before the “start-up nation” established a robust presence at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the world’s largest annual trade shows for the oil and gas industry.

“The people in Israel are

Scenes From Yom Yerushalayim

NORPAC Applauds the Passage of Iran Review and Hezbollah Sanctions Bills in the House of Representatives

NORPAC applauds the House of Representatives for its passage today of two bills that would ensure a satisfactory deal with Iran, and also curtail the pariah state’s terrorist links.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191) closed with an overwhelming vote of 400-25. This bill ensures

Bridging the Gap Year: Hevruta Program Forges Israeli-American Bonds

Eighteen-year-olds have a habit of forming close, family-like relationships with each other. It’s rare, however, that Israeli and American teenagers living thousands of miles apart have the chance to create such bonds. But this year, 25 teens have been doing just that as part of a first-of-its-kind program.

Likud and Jewish Home Form Coalition Hours Before Deadline

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party narrowly formed a coalition agreement Wednesday with the help of the Religious Zionist Jewish Home (Habayit Hayehudi) party just two hours before the final midnight deadline. The Jewish Home’s decision to join paves the way for a narrow, 61-member coalition  with Kulanu, Shas,

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Texas Muhammad Cartoon Event Attack

(JNS.org) The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the shooting attack at a free speech event in Texas on Sunday night that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, marking the first time the group has admitted to carrying out an attack on U.S. soil. Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an

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