Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Northern NJ Chabad Spearheads US Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan, director of Chabad in Franklin Lakes, heard firsthand from his brother-in-law Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, director of the Chabad of Puerto Rico, about the ferocious winds and horizontal rain they experienced for hours on end last week that caused extensive damage to their

Finding Inspiration in a Garage

On Tu B’Av—the holiday of love—I was in a small Talpiot, Jerusalem alley lined with automobile repair shops, when I was invited to join a Mincha (afternoon prayer) service. The prayers took place in a tiny office behind one of the garages, filled with a quorum of mechanics, replete with

As Victims Laid to Rest, Netanyahu and Others Condemn Har Adar Attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian incitement for the terror attack in Har Adar Tuesday morning that killed a Border Police officer and two security guards and  seriously injured another man, and called upon Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

U.S. State Department Confirms Upcoming Trump Meeting With Netanyahu

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New

Israeli Team First to Arrive on St. Martin Amidst Irma Destruction

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Israeli humanitarian aid organization Rescuers Without Borders (Sauveteurs Sans Frontieres) has distributed over 1.5 tons of food and medical supplies to

Atlanta Jewish Community, With the OU, Provides Respite to Florida Evacuees

Facing predictions of a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the largest storm the Atlantic had ever seen, the OU’s Southeast Regional Director Naftali Herrmann told his daughters’ nanny on Wednesday that they planned to evacuate from their home in Boca Raton to Atlanta. When he invited

Defense Minister Lieberman Attends Opening of Rest Station for Soldiers

On August 28, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended the grand opening of a “Warm Corner” rest station for soldiers that was recently built in Nokdim. Along with the Israel Defense Force’s Gush Etzion division commander, the regional head of Gush

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston’s Jewish Community

As a member of Houston’s Jewish community writing about a devastating flood for the third time since May 2015, I’m at a loss for words. Sitting in the comforts of my third-floor apartment, where I’m fortunate enough to view the unprecedented waters of Hurricane Harvey as a spectator, it

Chabad Aids Houston-Area Jews With Kosher Meals, Clean Water and Shelter

(JNS.org) Chabad-Lubavitch has announced that it is aiding Jewish residents of Houston with kosher meals, clean water and shelter amid the biblical-style flood enveloping the region

New Rochelle’s Gerald Cohen to Run Marathon for Adam

Adam Krief was a rockstar in his own right. The Los Angeles-based father of three, who succumbed to a rare form of cancer at the age of 32, spearheaded a worldwide movement within the Jewish, but particularly Sephardic Jewish, community to encourage others with similar

OU and RCA Direct Efforts to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims in Houston

(Courtesy of OU/RCA) The object in the photo was obscured by murky waters but was nonetheless identifiable to any Orthodox Jew—it was an Artscroll siddur, submerged and floating aimlessly in a synagogue

Hamas Leader Says Relations With Iran ‘Fantastic,’ Vows to Liberate ‘Palestine’

(JNS.org) Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas terror group’s recently elected political leader in Gaza, said Monday that his organization has fully restored relations with Iran and is making

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