Friday, March 22, 2019


State Department: Latest Attacks From Gaza Make Peace Plan ‘More Urgent’

(JNS) Despite the latest barrage of rockets being launched by Hamas against Israel, the State Department said that it should not affect the highly anticipated rollout of the peace

Miriam Gutfreund Is Immersed in the Learning at MMY

Miriam Gutfreund is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Jerusalem. She was born in Israel, where she lived until she was 12 years old, then moved to Waterbury. She attended Yeshiva Ketana of Waterbury for elementary school, and Beth Chana Academy for high school.

Her next stop? 

Sherut Le’umi, or

Mak’s Bake Shop Goes Above and Beyond for Its Customers

My son is currently studying at a yeshiva in Jerusalem. Like many young men and women at the start of their gap years, he often complained about the food. I did not pay too much attention at first, thinking he just needed to get used to institutional fare, until I saw a photo of him and some friends on a tiyul. OMG! He’s

Votes Are In for Municipal Elections, Jerusalem Readies for a Nov. 13 Showdown

(JNS) Israelis woke on Wednesday morning to the tallies of municipal elections conducted across the country on Tuesday, which

Entire Israeli Family Dies in Horrific Dead Sea Car Crash

 (JNS) A horrific car crash near the Dead Sea on Tuesday claimed the lives of a couple and all six of their

PLO Votes to Terminate Recognition of Israel, Halt All Security Cooperation

(JNS) The Palestine Liberation Organization Central Council called for the Palestinian Authority to halt all security

President-Elect of Brazil Plans to Close Palestinian Embassy

(JNS) In addition to moving his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro plans to shut down the Palestinian embassy in

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 (, 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.


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