Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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

Carve a Date in Your Next Trip to Israel

A refreshing new must on a family or couple trip to the Holy Land is a visit to “The Workshop”—which is on the grounds of Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Mandy and Jeremy Broder, an enthusiastic and refreshingly sweet and

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

Archaeologists believe they have found evidence of King David’s footprints in a mysterious two-gated city from 3,000 years ago, mentioned in the Bible’s story of David and Goliath.

The site is known by its modern name, Khirbet Qeiyafa, in Israel’s

Rabbi Ari Berman Nominated for YU Presidency

Echoing anonymous reports earlier this week, YU Chairman of the Board Moshael Straus announced that the presidential search committee has voted to recommend Rabbi Ari Berman, who has lived in Israel since 2008, as the next president of Yeshiva University. The presidential search committee met on campus Tuesday to vote on his candidacy. Chairman Straus, who also chaired

Danny Ayalon: A Former Ambassador Offers His Take on Bibi’s Speech

Elizabeth—Egos. Human sentiments playing themselves out on a world stage. Partisan politics mixing with the Obama Administration’s progressive moves to sign a nuclear treaty with Iran, a nation that has in the past encouraged the annihilation of Israel.

Danny Ayalon has been through the

A Frank Conversation on Marriage in Israel With Tzohar’s Rabbi David Stav

I had hardly sat down for my recent meeting with Rabbi David Stav at Manhattan’s Wolf & Lamb kosher steakhouse when a stream of diners, young and old, approached our table. They introduced themselves and thanked the rabbi profusely for his leadership. Their praise was not without reason. Stav was the driving force behind the

Unpacking the ‘High Stakes Game’ of Netanyahu’s Congress Speech

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he remains “determined” to give his March 3 address before a joint session of Congress on the dangers of a nuclear Iran and radical Islam, the stakes surrounding the controversial speech continue to rise.

The speech, which has

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