Sunday, January 20, 2019

Israel/World

DOJ Launches Hate-Crimes Website Following Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

(JNS) Following the shooting that killed 11 people and injured six others at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a new government

Israel Names Its First Female Ambassador to Egypt

(JNS) For the first time, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has appointed a woman to be its next ambassador to Egypt.

ALEH and Israeli Gov’t. to Establish Inclusive Town in the South 

(Courtesy of ALEH) In September, ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, announced that it has joined forces with Israel’s Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Merhavim Regional Council to develop a new inclusive town in

World-Class Artists Exhibit at Premier Judaica Craft Show in White Plains

The excitement is contagious! Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains is once again the home of the 24th Judaica Craft Show, to be held on Saturday, November 3, 8-11 p.m., continuing on Sunday, November 4, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. With a dazzling array of contemporary Judaica, including works of craft, art and jewelry,

OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum Announces New Matmidot Initiative

(Courtesy of Midreshet Lindenbaum) Midreshet Lindenbaum College for Women, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network of educational institutions, announces its Matmidot initiative for students interested in further advancing their learning, chesed opportunities and leadership skills.

“Midreshet

In Rare Visit Beyond Green Line, US Envoy Urges Dialogue

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited the city of Ariel, over the Green Line in Judea and Samaria, this week to attend an event promoting commercial ties between Israelis and Palestinians.

His visit was unprecedented as foreign envoys, including those from the U.S., have not

Greenblatt Reveals Plan to Unite Gaza and West Bank

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said this week the administration’s upcoming Middle East peace plan seeks to unite Gaza and the West Bank.

“Let’s be clear about something: Gaza and the West Bank have been separated for 10 years, not only

Poll: US Jewish Community to Vote Overwhelmingly Democratic in Midterms

(JNS) A poll released this week found that an overwhelming majority of Jewish voters are expected to cast their ballots for Democrats in the midterms next month, despite the increasing number of Democratic candidates, such as New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Virginia’s Leslie Cockburn and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, who have gone on

Netanyahu Responds to Be’er Sheva Attack: ‘Israel Will Take Very Strong Action’

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed “strong action” in response to a rocket attack from Gaza that smashed a home in Be’er Sheva, Israel’s third-largest city.

“I have just finished an assessment with the heads of the IDF and the security establishment senior leadership,” the

33 Americans Make Aliyah in Time to Celebrate Israeli National Holiday

(JNS) As Israel marked the national holiday of Yom Ha’Aliyah (a day celebrating immigration to the Jewish state) on Oct. 16, a diverse group of 33 Americans immigrated to Israel before the weekend on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel,

US Study Shows Tefillin-Wrapping May Protect Men From Heart Attacks

(JNS) A new study published last month in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology shows that the act of Jewish men tightly wrapping tefillin straps around their arms in the morning may be helping to ward off heart attacks.

“We found people who wear tefillin in either the short or long-term recorded a measurable positive effect on

Jewish Groups React to Israel Denying Entry to BDS Activist

(JNS) The reactions of Jewish and Israel-related groups are mixed over Israel denying entry earlier this month to 22-year-old American BDS activist Lara Alqasem, whose case will be heard by Israel’s Supreme Court, after the Tel Aviv District Court rejected her appeal last week.

“Since Israel is under

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