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Dafna Meir, Mother of Six, Murdered in Otniel

January 18, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna Meir, 38, to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel Sunday evening. The attacker then fled the scene in the South Hebron Hills and remained at large. “An army force is pursuing the terrorist,” the IDF

Body of Devorah Stubin Found in Submerged Car

January 17, 2016, by

The Yeshiva World News reports: Police in Wallington, New Jersey have confirmed to YWN that a car submerged in the Passaic River is the vehicle that 22-year old Devorah Stubin, was driving when she went missing on Thursday. As YWN reported on Friday morning, Devorah she was pulled over in Maywood by police on Thursday night

Jewish Columbia Student Among 3 Killed in Honduras Bus Crash

January 14, 2016, by

Daniella Moffson, 21, was one of three Columbia students killed in a bus accident in Honduras. Moffson was a graduate of The Ramaz School in Manhattan. The other two victims were Columbia College sophomore Olivia Erhardt, 20, and Abigail Flanagan, 45, a General Studies student and nurse practitioner at the Columbia University Medical Center. They were

French Jewish Politician Found Dead

January 12, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Alain Ghozland, a French politician and city councilor in the heavily Jewish Parisian suburb of Créteil, was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. Ghozland, 73, originally from Algeria, was found by his brother, who came looking for him after he didn’t show up to synagogue a day earlier. The

American Historians Reject Anti-Israel Resolution

January 11, 2016, by

The largest society of historians and history professors in the United States rejected a resolution condemning what it calls Israel’s restriction of Palestinians right to education in the West Bank and Gaza. The American Historical Association resolution, submitted by the independent group Historians Against the War, was voted down 111-51 on Saturday during the association’s

Tel Aviv Gunman Killed in Northern Israel

January 8, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Nashat Milhem, the gunman who killed three Israelis last week in Tel Aviv, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in northern Israel on Friday afternoon. He was located in his hometown Arara area. Initial reports said he had been “neutralized.” It was later confirmed that he had been killed.

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman Passes Away

January 5, 2016, by

From Arutz Sheva: Professor Yaacov Katz, the president of Jerusalem College for religious women, known in Hebrew as Michlalah, eulogized Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman, the founder of the college who passed away at age 87. Rabbi Dr. Cooperman was laid to rest yesterday in the Sanhedria cemetery in Jerusalem. In an interview with Arutz Sheva Professor

French Jews Live Under Armed Guard

January 5, 2016, by

From the AFP: Ever since a jihadist attack on a kosher store left four people dead a year ago, France’s Jews have grown used to soldiers patrolling their neighbourhoods and schools. While a comfort to some, the fact that the large Jewish community is forced to live under armed guard only heightens the sense of

Thousands Gather for Victims of Tel Aviv Shooting

January 4, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: Some 2,000 friends, acquaintances and family members attended the funeral of Alon Bakal in the northern town of Karmiel on Sunday, following his murder in an attack on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon. Bakal, 26, was shot outside the Simta bar which he helped manage, as was Shimon


January 4, 2016, by

NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, was recently featured on Chicago’s WGN Television network. Watch the clip below.

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