Friday, February 28, 2020


Jewish Groups Condemn London Mosque Attack, Express Solidarity With UK Muslims 

Several Jewish groups extended their condolences and issued condemnations on Monday after a van plowed into a group of worshippers leaving a London mosque in the early hours of the day. 

At least 10 people were injured in the incident that British authorities were treating as a

Europe Skips UN Human Rights Council Anti-Israel Debate 

Thirty-four countries stood up to speak during the debate on Monday at the 35th session in Geneva, but none of them represented Western countries, save for South Africa. 

Europe has skipped the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) mandated debate against Israel, known as

Summer Spirituality: MEOR Helps 36 NYU, Rutgers Undergrads Discover Their Jewish Souls in Israel

As their school year drew to a close, nearly 200 undergraduate student leaders from America’s top colleges and universities—including 36 from NYU and Rutgers—closed the book on their academic studies and readied themselves for a spiritual adventure. With their sights set on exploration and

Israel Raises Alarm Over US-Saudi Arms Sale As Deal Awaits Congressional Fate 

President Donald Trump (left) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sign a Joint Strategic Vision Statement for the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, May 20. (Credit: Shealah Craighead/White House)

The high-profile U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia,

New York Times Drops Its Public Editor Weeks After Controversial Publication of Palestinian Terrorist’s Op-Ed

( Weeks after the New York Times’ public editor, Liz Spayd, criticized the newspaper over a highly contentious op-ed written by imprisoned Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, her position has been eliminated.

Spayd’s job as public editor, also known as a reader

After London Bridge Attack, UK and Israel Pledge to Fight Islamist Terror ‘Trend’ 

Following Saturday night’s terror attack that killed seven people and injured as many as 50 in London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said “enough is enough” and vowed to crack down on the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism.” 

In response to the U.K.’s third major

40,000 Join Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC

Even with international tensions running high and under the shadow of the latest terrorist attack in London, New York’s 5th Avenue was draped in blue and white on Sunday when over 40,000 marchers turned out for the city’s annual Celebrate Israel parade. 

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad

Netanyahu Meets With 10 African Heads of State at Economic Summit 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday met personally with 10 African heads of state in Liberia, where he was the first non-African to deliver the keynote speech at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit.

Among the leaders Netanyahu met were Ghanaian President Nana

Six-Day War Widows Still Grieve in Silence 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, valiant IDF forces crushed the formidable Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian armies during six days of intense warfare between June 5 and June 10, 1967, which resulted in the liberation of Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and the holy city of Jerusalem. Jews all over the world still revel in this astonishing feat.

Professor Arie Zaban Is Elected Ninth President of Bar-Ilan University

The Board of Trustees of Bar-Ilan University in Israel unanimously elected Professor Arie Zaban as its ninth President. Zaban, whose term begins October 1, succeeds Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz.

Alan Zekelman, chairman of American Friends of Bar-Ilan, lauded the university on its choice of

Israel’s Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Lau Will Retire

Rabbi Lau, who is currently Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi, will officially retire this year. Lau will continue to hold the title until a replacement is found, but will not have any authority.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Israel’s former chief rabbi, is set to retire from public service and his role as

Eitan Hain Explores Tanach and Intellectualism at Har Ezion

Eitan Hain is studying in Yeshivat Har Ezion (“Gush”) in the Alon Shevut community in the Ezion Bloc of Judea. He was born and raised in New York and lived in Riverdale for almost his entire life. His family davens at YIOZ in North Riverdale, where his father is the rabbi. Eitan attended SAR Academy, switched to Manhattan Day

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