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Border Police Officer, 19, Dies After Jerusalem Terror Attack

February 3, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A border Police officer succumbed to wounds suffered during a shooting and stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, after efforts to save her life at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus failed.  The woman was identified as Hadar Cohen, 19, from Or Yehuda. Cohen was rushed to hospital in critical

Could the Murder in Beit Horon Have Been Prevented?

February 2, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Last week’s fatal stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon, which left a 23-year-old woman dead and a 58-year-old woman injured, was carried out just a few feet from the local kindergarten — which one week later remains largely unguarded. Though most reports on the terror attack

Furious Netanyahu Slams Ban Ki-moon for ‘Stoking’ Palestinian Terrorism

February 2, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the United Nations chief of “stoking terror” after Ban Ki-moon said, in connection with the wave of Palestinian deadly terror attacks, that it was “human nature to react to occupation.” “There is no justification for terrorism,” Netanyahu said. “The Palestinian terrorists don’t want

Dutch Thrift Shop Returns 1942 Wedding Book of Couple Murdered in Auschwitz

February 2, 2016, by

From the JTA: Using social media, a thrift store near the Dutch capital returned the 1942 wedding book of a Jewish couple who perished in Auschwitz to their family. The Kringloper Almere shop on Monday appealed to Facebook users to help locate the owners of a notebook that celebrated the union on May 31, 1942, of

Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt’l Passes Away

January 28, 2016, by

Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt’l, senior halachic consultant for the Orthodox Union, a roshei yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and a luminary of Orthodox Judaism, passed away on January 28 after a battle with cancer. He was 77. “We at the Orthodox Union join the rest of the Jewish people in mourning the loss of Rav Chaim Yisroel

Remembering Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald zt’l

January 28, 2016, by

Vos Iz Neias posted this article about the remarkable life of Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald zt’l: He earned letters of thanks from the White House, was the diplomatic representative for the South African Republic of Bophuthatswana in the United States, collaborated on projects with an Italian prince and successfully negotiated with the Lithuanian government to allow

Iran’s Top Ayatollah Denies the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2016, by

From the Forward: Iran’s supreme leader released a video on his official website questioning the authenticity of the Holocaust on the same day the world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The video titled “Are the Dark Ages Over” was uploaded to the website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday. The nearly 3-minute video begins with

Holocaust Victims Return to Auschwitz 71 Years Later

January 28, 2016, by

Newser has an amazing photo gallery of Holocaust victims returning to Auschwitz: Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II. The commemoration

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2016, by

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution on November 1, 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. On January 27, 1945, the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. For information about how UN member nations are remembering the Holocaust, click here.      

Stabbing victim Shlomit Krigman Laid to Rest

January 26, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, who sustained serious injuries during a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon Monday and died of her wounds Tuesday morning. Krigman was buried at Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery, in a plot near that of

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