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Orthodox Union

Innovate, Develop and Learn: How the OU Prompted Programs that Meet Women’s Needs

June 13, 2018, by

In recent years, Orthodox women have sought a greater voice in Torah scholarship and learning, prompting the OU to fund a number of Women’s Initiative Challenge Grants to meet growing communal needs. Adina Shmidman, the founding director of the department, told JNS the OU initially planned to make 10 grants, but was “bowled over” by […]

Cuomo on Long Island to Highlight Security Funds for Private Schools

June 13, 2018, by

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday came to the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway in Lawrence to announce awards under a state grant that makes $25 million available to enhance security at nonpublic schools and community centers. The program allocates $50,000 grants — and as much as $150,000 if a school has […]

Stabbing of Israeli Teen Was a Terror Attack

June 12, 2018, by

Israeli security officials have determined that Monday’s stabbing of Israeli Shuva Malka, 18, by a Palestinian man was a terror attack. Malka remains in serious but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery. The Israel Security Agency (the Shin Bet) announced Tuesday that the attack, which occurred in the northern city of Afula, was nationalistically motivated. […]

Miri Regev: Israel Should Not Host Eurovision If Not in Jerusalem

June 8, 2018, by

Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev says that Israel should withdraw as host of the Eurovision song contest if it is not held in Jerusalem. “I will recommend to the government that if the Eurovision is not in Jerusalem, then it wouldn’t be right to host it,” she said. “It will cost Israel NIS […]

High School Yearbook Quote Praises “Final Solution”

June 4, 2018, by

New Berlin West High School in Wisconsin has stopped distributing yearbooks after finding  an anti-Semitic quote from one of the seniors. According to WTMJ Milwaukee, the quote reads, “There will always be one true Final Solution.” In an email, principal Michael Fesenmaier apologized to parents for the vetting oversight on the school’s part and called the student’s […]

Jewish Scroll Uncovered in Rio Drug Raid

June 4, 2018, by

An object initially believed to be a Torah scroll was seized from criminals during a police raid in Rio de Janeiro. Experts were summoned and they identified the item as a sefer haftarah, which contains readings from the books of the Prophets that are read on Shabbat following the Torah reading. The scroll was recovered last […]

Update: Bombs Stop Falling in Israel in Response to Cease-Fire

May 31, 2018, by

Sirens sounded in southern Israel 166 times between Tuesday night and early Wednesday. They stopped Wednesday morning with an informal cease-fire agreement being reached. Approximately 200 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza into southern Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad. No one was injured, though a private home in Netivot was struck and damaged. Hamas announced […]

28 Shells Fired Into Israel From Gaza

May 30, 2018, by

On Tuesday morning, at least 28 mortar shells were fired into southern Israel from Gaza, one of which exploded in a kindergarten schoolyard shortly before the students’ arrival time. Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted most of the shells, which were fired in three barrages. This represents the largest number of projectiles fired on Israel since […]

Prince William to Visit Israel

May 25, 2018, by

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince William will be the first senior British royal to officially visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The Prince will visit Jordan on June 24 and travel to Tel Aviv the next day. After visiting Jerusalem, he will proceed to Ramallah. The visit is being made “at the request of Her Majesty’s […]

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