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OU Rabbinic Delegation Demonstrates Support for Israel during Ongoing Conflict

August 26, 2014, by

A group of rabbis who lead Orthodox Union – affiliated synagogues around the United States are participating in a Rabbinic Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel that will run through Thursday, August 28. The mission is being led by Rabbi Steven Weil, OU’s senior managing director, Rabbi Avi Berman, executive director of the Seymour J. Abrams

The Pro-Israel Expendables

August 26, 2014, by

Nearly 200 Hollywood actors and executives, including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have signed Creative Community for Peace’s pro-Israel, anti-Hamas open letter. “We, the undersigned, are saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza,” the missive states. “We are pained by the suffering on both sides of the conflict

Baruch Dayan Emet: Body of Missing Student Found

August 26, 2014, by

The body of missing 23-year-old yeshiva student Aaron Sofer a”h was found in the Jerusalem Forest, where Sofer was last seen this past Friday. Read the latest media reports for continuing coverage: The Yeshiva World Arutz 7 Ha’aretz Jerusalem Post

Who Caused This Crisis?

August 7, 2014, by

Our instinctive response to crisis and tragedy is to look for people to blame and to think they are the sole cause of our difficulties. We say to each other, “If only they would have acted differently, things would have been different.” But this is a mistake. The underlying cause behind everything is G-d. Things

Armed With Love – NCSY Summer 2014

August 6, 2014, by

Shoshana and Dr. Yitzchok Schechter heard about Hamas’s rampant rocket attacks while driving their daughter to the airport. Ayelet, 15, was flying to Israel for NCSY’s Michlelet program. Their son, Yoni, 17, had left the day before to learn in the NCSY Kollel. NCSY promised their children the “best summer ever.” The Schechters expected nothing

Why we Want to be Here – a Message for the Jewish People from Battalion 969

August 6, 2014, by

This article originally appeared on Jpost.com. Upon learning that we would be released next week – a month after our emergency call-up to fight this war – my reserve unit drafted a petition expressing our willingness and desire to continue in this war effort and defeat those who have been murdering and terrorizing our nation.

IDF Soldier Kidnapped, Family Calls for Prayer

August 1, 2014, by

Shortly after a cease fire in Gaza commenced this morning, Hamas operatives entered Israeli territory and attacked IDF soldiers, killing two and kidnapping 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, age 23 (source: Ha’aretz). The family of Hadar is asking the Jewish community at large to recite the following chapter of Tehillim on his behalf. תהילים פרק כז

Summer Vacation in Israel Canceled…for Torah

July 29, 2014, by

Reposted from The Jerusalem Post online. The major hassidic groups in Israel will not run the usual summer vacation programs for students from the Fast of the Ninth of Av to the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul because of the current military campaign several hassidic spokesmen said on Tuesday. The large Gur, Belz,