Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israel/World

Cardiac Rehab Institute Honors Boris Kiderman, z”l

It is beautifully poetic, uniquely fitting and particularly deserving that Haifa Medical Center has merited the dedication of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Institute in the name of Boris Kiderman, of blessed memory, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Boris’

Ocasio-Cortez Says Via Podcast That Reducing Aid to Israel Should Be ‘On the Table’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has compared retaliatory Israeli actions at the Gaza border against

Backlash Follows Proposed Quebec Ban on Yarmulkes, Religious Clothing

(JNS) A proposal introduced in Quebec last month to ban yarmulkes and other religious clothing has come under fire, with one

Critics Have Problem With Israelis, Not Bibi

The last time the outcome of a U.S. presidential election was as decisive as the vote held last week in Israel, Americans were pretty much unanimous as to what to call it. The word was landslide. And that’s why those American groups and denominations that wasted no

After 37 Years, Body of Missing Soldier Zachary Baumel Returned To Israel

(Vosizneias.com) Close to 40 years after he went missing in action following the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, the body of Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel has been returned to Israel for burial.

Baumel’s body was repatriated

Greenblatt: Golan Heights Recognition Vital to Israel’s Security

(JNS) U.S. special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt said it is “cynical” to label the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as a move to boost Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection chances just before Israelis go to the polls on April

NYC Rep Thrown Off Committee for Saying ‘There Is No Palestine’

(Arutz Sheva) Kalman Yeger, a New York City councilman, lost his seat on the City Council’s Immigration Committee for tweeting “Palestine does not exist.”

The tweet came in response to a tweet by Zainab Iqbal, a journalist

AMIT Elaine Silver School Helps Malka Turn Her Life Around

(Courtesy of AMIT) Malka Trunach recently completed the last three of her 21 bagrut (matriculation) exams and is now studying information and communications technology at an AMIT junior college, both extraordinary achievements for the young woman who dropped out of school from 10th grade

Yashar LaChayal Brings Purim Joy to Thousands of Soldiers

Yashar LaChayal, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian support to Israel’s soldiers, annually invests much thought and effort into its Purim programming on the soldiers’ behalf, and this year was no exception. Soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces were obligated

Yerushalayim Torah Academy: A Yeshiva High School for English-Speaking Students

A family of new olim is only “as happy as its unhappiest child.” One of the greatest challenges to young families making aliyah is the adjustment of their children to the new world into which they were introduced. Children may rise to the occasion easily or find the new world

Dayne Katz Is ‘Experiencing’ Bar Ilan

Dayne Katz is studying at the Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan. He grew up in Stamford, attended Bi-Cultural Day School for elementary school and Ramaz for high school. His family davens at Congregation Agudath Sholom.

Heading Into Election, Bibi Still Leads

(TPS)  Just one week ahead of the elections, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party does not have enough votes to create a bloc larger than the right, despite being successful in taking some votes from the center, and Prime Minister Netanyahu is still in a position to form the next government,

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