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NBA Star Omri Casspi posts Instagram photo wearing Tefillin

July 12, 2016, by

  NBA star Omri Casspi posted the most amazing shot of himself in prayer on Instagram. “In the past few days I had the privilege of meeting Rabbi Yakov Ades, a righteous and pure man,” he wrote. “We spoke of the merits of Tefillin, Shabbat, Kashrut, modesty, Jewish values and ethics and more. I learned so

New Archaeological Finds in Israel Bring Ancient History to Life

July 11, 2016, by

After more than 30 years of excavating the remains of a Philistine city, a team of archaeologists says it believes it has found a cemetery belonging to the Philistines, an ancient people on the outskirts of Ashkelon, the New York Times reports. And to the north, on a hill above the Kinneret, archaeologists have discovered one

An Important Message from HaRav Asher Weiss

June 20, 2016, by

Watch as HaRav Weiss shlit”a tells the incredible story of his father’s survival through the horror of the Shoah and how that led to a life of helping his fellow Jew. HaRav Weiss is running a special 24-hour campaign to help support his crucial work on behalf of the Jewish people. Click here to learn

Tel Aviv victims: professor, mother of 4, ex-commando, engaged woman

June 8, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Police have released the names of the four victims killed in Wednesday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market. Forty-two-year-old Ido Ben Ari from Ramat Gan, 39-year-old Ilana Naveh from Tel Aviv, 58-year-old Michael Feige from Ramat Gan and 32-year-old Mila Mishayev from Rishon Lezion were killed when two Palestinian

Israel Celebrates 68th Independence Day

May 12, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Throngs of Israelis crowded national parks, beaches and IDF bases opened to the public across the country to celebrate Israel’s 68th Independence Day. The day’s festivities were marked with the traditional barbecues, flybys by the Israeli Air Force, parties and other forms of celebrations. Israelis were treated to IAF flyovers

Bene Israel has genetic evidence of Jewish roots, study shows

May 12, 2016, by

From the JTA: A scientific study has found genetic evidence of claims that the Bene Israel, a community in western India, has Jewish roots. The study from Tel Aviv University, which was published in late March in the PLoS One scientific journal, analyzed the genomes of 18 Bene Israel community members. It found that the Bene Israel

London’s Muslim mayor reaffirms plan for Israel trip

May 12, 2016, by

From the JTA: Sadiq Khan, who was sworn in as London’s first Muslim mayor last week, reiterated plans to lead a trade delegation to Israel. In an interview with London’s The Jewish News published Monday, Khan, the first Muslim mayor of any Western capital city and London’s first Labour Party mayor in eight years, also said he

Their Job is to Look After Israel, our Job is to Look After Them

May 9, 2016, by

The emotionally charged expression “Sharing the Burden” means different things in different contexts.  In the context of the Jewish Day School tuition crisis conversation, sharing the burden means helping families find relief from the debilitating levels of tuition. In the presidential election season, sharing the burden is code for raising taxes. When it comes to

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