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Yeshiva Student Stabbed At Chabad Headquarters

December 9, 2014, by

Police shot and killed a man who stabbed a 22-year-old Israeli student early this morning at Chabad World Headquarters in Brooklyn. Please recite tehillim for Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel. The Daily News has the latest on the attack.

Massive Oil Spill in Israel Nearly Twice the Size as Initially Though

December 8, 2014, by

As rains threaten to flood the delicate coral in the Gulf of Eilat with recently spilled pollutants, new figures released on Sunday night showed that the scale of the ecological disaster caused by a ruptured oil pipeline in southern Israel is nearly twice as bad as initially estimated. The data sent by the Eilat Ashkelon

Nachum Segal Provides a Glimpse into the 2014 OU Convention on JM in the AM

December 2, 2014, by

Nachum Segal hosted Dr. Shimmy Tenenbaum, Chairman of the Orthodox Union 2014 National Convention (from Teaneck) and Rabbi Judah Isaacs, Director of Community Engagement and Synagogue Services at the Orthdox Union live in the studio during this morning’s JM in the AM for a comprehensive preview of the upcoming 2014 OU Convention. This year’s convention

Early Elections for Israel?

December 1, 2014, by

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Finance Minister Yair Lapid Monday night in what was initially described as a last-ditch effort to salvage his coalition. However, a list of stiff demands presented by Netanyahu to Lapid during the meeting – as well as a harsh statement issued by him afterward – indicated that Israel may

Netanyahu’s Youngest Son Begins IDF Service

December 1, 2014, by

You’re in the army now! Avner Netanyahu, the youngest son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, began his three-year mandatory army service on Monday, enlisting in the IDF’s Combat Intelligence Collection Corps. Like every soldier on the first day of service, Avner, accompanied by his famous parents, arrived at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill. “Like any parents sending

Israel Ambassador to the UN Addresses General Assembly on Palestine

November 28, 2014, by

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, addressed the UN General Assembly on November 24. Read the full transcript below: To the nations that continue to allow prejudice to prevail over truth, I say “J’accuse.” I accuse you of hypocrisy. I accuse you of duplicity. I accuse you of lending legitimacy to those who seek

Families of the Four Har Nof Terror Victims Make Communal Request

November 20, 2014, by

The widows of the four Har Nof synagogue terror attack victims issued a letter calling for the coming shabbat as a day of ahavat chinam ( loving others freely without judgement). See a translation and the original letter in Herbrew below: We turn to acheinu Bnei Yisrael wherever they may be. Let us all come

North American Synagogues Answer Har Nof Terror with Heartfelt Prayer

November 20, 2014, by

The horrific attack in Har Nof made this a most difficult week in Israel, and for Jews around the world. Conventional wisdom has it that no two humans are separated by any more than six degrees of separation. But most any member of a Jewish community knows that just two — perhaps three — points,

Parole Attempt for Jonathan Pollard Fails

November 20, 2014, by

Despite a questionable choice in headlines, The Jerusalem Post has a comprehensive run-down of Jonathan Pollard’s failed bid for parole this year and his case in general. In July, for the first time since receiving a life sentence in 1987, Pollard went before a parole board. The results were not encouraging. Pollard’s lawyer believed that