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Israeli Father of 5 Attacked Outside His Home Saves His Children

March 2, 2016, by

From the JTA: A father of five who was attacked by two Palestinian teens said he managed to shove his assailants out of his West Bank home before they could hurt his family. Roi Harel was heading to army reserve duty in uniform at 5 a.m. Wednesday when the assailants attacked him with clubs and

1,600-Year-Old Wine Press Discovered in Old Jerusalem Army Base

March 2, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: An ancient wine press likely dating from Roman times was uncovered within the grounds of a disused IDF military base in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiques Authority said on Wednesday. The IAA excavated the former Schneller base ahead of the construction of residential buildings on the site for the capital’s ultra-Orthodox

5 Young Chinese Women Arrive in Israel to Make Aliyah

February 29, 2016, by

From the JTA: Five women in their 20s from the Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng arrived in Israel to make aliyah. The women, who have been studying Hebrew and Judaism in their native Kaifeng, arrived on Monday and then traveled to the Western Wall. They must still undergo a formal conversion by the Chief Rabbinate

Sudanese Stabber in Israel Was Islamic State Adherent

February 25, 2016, by

From the JTA: A Sudanese national who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Ashkelon was influenced to carry out the attack by the Islamic State, the Shin Bet said. The results of a joint investigation by the security service and police released Thursday determined that the assailant, Kamel Hassan, 32, was a devout Muslim and adherent

Losing My Second Son

February 25, 2016, by

The following is an excerpt from Miriam’s Song (Gefen Publishing House, 2016): I remember the exact time. Bat-El called from the army, we wished each other Shabbat shalom, and with the phone in my hand, I banged my head on the door of the kitchen cabinet. I shouted to Bat-El on the phone: “God, I just hit

Meet 5 Israeli Companies Driving Disability Tech

February 24, 2016, by

Ben Sales of the JTA has this story: After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur’s father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one Israeli pastime he couldn’t enjoy: hiking. “He’d say, ‘I’ll go in the car and meet you

Hundreds of Anti-Israel Posters Hung in London Subways

February 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Hundreds of posters in support of the Palestinians and calling Israel an apartheid state were hung in London’s Underground subway system. The ads were being removed Monday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Commuters first saw the signs during that morning’s commute after they were put up overnight. Transport for London, which

After Killing Dafna Meir, Teen Terrorist Went Home to Watch Movie — Indictment

February 22, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: On Monday, January 17, Morad Bader Abdullah Adais went into his kitchen, took a knife that his family used for cutting meat and decided to use it to kill Jews, according to the indictment filed against him Monday. Earlier that day, the 16-year-old had been watching Palestinian television, notably the

One Israeli Killed, Another Wounded in Stabbing Attack

February 18, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: One Israeli man was killed, and a second man was seriously wounded, in an apparent terror stabbing north of Jerusalem Thursday afternoon. The attack took place in a supermarket belonging to the Rami Levy chain in the Sha’ar Binyamin industrial zone, located southeast of Ramallah in the West Bank. One

A Recap From India

February 18, 2016, by

We would like to thank OU Israel Center for organizing our “halachic adventure” to India. We have not usually shared our adventures but felt that this was something so exceptional that the story had to felt and seen by more than the two of us. Experiencing some these historical events like the restoration of the

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