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Two Killed in Stabbing Attacks in Israel

November 10, 2014, by

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a stabbing attack near Alon Shvut Monday afternoon, in the second terrorist attack of its kind in a day. A stabbing attack in Tel Aviv earlier in the day killed an IDF soldier. Please keep all the attack victims in your prayers. View the latest

Alex Clare: The Orthodox Jewish Pop Star

November 6, 2014, by

Alex Clare is an award-winning, platinum-selling artist, famous for singles such as ‘Too Close’ ‘War Rages On’ and his collaborations with chart toppers Rudimental. He’s also an Orthodox Jew. In this video the British daily newspaper, The Guardian, profiles the artist, even featuring the ex-chef’s cholent preparation.

The Jerusalem Passport Case Explained

November 6, 2014, by

We often think of the Supreme Court as the arbiter of distinctly national disputes – for example, whether the Affordable Care Act can require all of us to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, or whether public universities can consider race as one factor in their admissions process. But yesterday the Court waded into

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz: Holocaust Survivors’ Secret to Happiness

November 6, 2014, by

R3CA videos are a new format for teaching Torah and discussing important issues in the Jewish community. On June 30, 2014, at the annual Rabbinical Council of America Conference, 10 rabbis gave high quality TED-like presentations and were professionally recorded before a live audience. The short length (under 18 minutes) and entertaining quality of these

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Vayera

November 5, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

One Dead in Hamas Car Terror Attack in Jerusalem

November 5, 2014, by

One person was killed at least ten were wounded after a car was driven into a crowd of pedestrians at the Shimon Hatzadik train station, north of the Old City of Jerusalem. After plowing into pedestrians, the terrorist continued driving, hitting multiple cars. He soon exited his vehicle with an iron bar and began to

Israeli College Students Meet New Friends at Johns Hopkins JLIC

October 29, 2014, by

The last stop for a trip of Israeli college students learning about their Jewish heritage was a meeting with their college counterparts of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Israeli students were part of the Generations of Israel, a program for non-religious students of Ben Gurion

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Lech Lecha

October 27, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special