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Reports from Israel: The OU Solidarity Mission

July 25, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Solidarity Mission to Israel, led by Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, wrapped up this afternoon. Read updates as the mission proceeds, prepared by Rabbi Barry Kornblau, Rav of Young Israel of Hollis Hills-Windsor Park, and Director of Member Services at The Rabbinical Council of America – RCA. You can

A Family That Prays Together…

July 24, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, the National Council of Young Israel and Yeshiva University invite shuls, members, friends, students, alumni, and the entire Jewish community, to join in communal tefilah tomorrow morning, on behalf of acheinu bnei Yisrael in Israel. On Tuesday July 29, at 8:00 am, EDT, please say two chapters

Max Steinberg ז”ל: A Hero Who Rekindled the Zionist Spirit

July 23, 2014, by

Jerusalem, July 23: An estimated 30,000 Israelis from all over the country paid their respects to Max Steinberg ז”ל who was buried in Jerusalem’s Mt. Herzl military cemetery today. He was 24 when he was killed in action in Gaza on Shabbat, July 19. He was proud to be a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade.

Ground Operation in Gaza Launched

July 17, 2014, by

Israel’s ground operations in Gaza continue. The following are links to popular sources of the latest news out of Israel: Arutz 7 Ha’aretz Jerusalem Post Times of Israel

Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?

July 14, 2014, by

Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This has terrorized the

Updates from Israel: Your Words and Images

July 11, 2014, by

We asked the Jewish community at large to share their words and images about the current situation in Israel. Here’s a look at the latest we have received. You can share your own thoughts and photos here. Please note that text submitted has been left largely unedited to preserve the authors’ words and intent. 7/23

It’s a Beautiful Day to Be Under Attack

July 10, 2014, by

Dear Friends, It’s true, we are under attack here in Israel. As a matter of fact, I have an app on my phone that tells me every time there is a missile headed for Israel. In just the last hour and a half, the sirens have sounded in Ofakim in the south, in Ashdod, Ashkelon,