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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Israel/World

Charlie Harary Wows Englewood With his OHEL Awareness Shabbos Talks

Englewood—Charlie Harary, a longtime friend and supporter of OHEL, made his first ever appearance in Englewood, New Jersey, to share the important work that OHEL does in the community. This was the second annual OHEL awareness Shabbos held in Engelwood.

Charlie spoke four different times over the weekend. At each session Charlie electrified

Disused Train Station to Host Holocaust Museum

(The Prague Post)—The disused railway station at Prague-Bubny is a haunting reminder of the Holocaust. The depot, obsolete since the wartime period, was where the Germans and their collaborators rounded up the Jews and deported them to Terezin, Auschwitz and other places. The area around the station is being gentrified, and a temporary photo exhibit

Votee Park Fields Get Upgrades

Teaneck—The Teaneck Town Council has finally decided to get residents out of the mud, and approved $2.8 mil to upgrade the playing fields at Votee Park with good drainage and artifical turf. Two soccer fields, which do double duty as football fields, will get the artificial turf and a new drainage system to overcome the fields’ frequent flooding. Also

Rabbi Kenneth Brander Appointed YU Vice President for University and Community Life

New York--Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel has appointed Rabbi Kenneth Brander as vice president for university and community life. For the past eight years Brander has served as the inaugural David Mitzner Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).

 

Rabbi Kenneth Brander has been appointed vice president for university and community

U.S.-Israel Cooperation

U.S.-Israel Cooperation

(Jinsa Security Digest)—A number of recent joint activities with the U.S. highlights U.S.-Israel relations. * A subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems delivered its first advanced composite component for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, marking the first composite part manufactured by a country committed to purchasing the next

Streisand Takes on Equal Rights in Israel

(Arutz 7)—While she was in Israel to celebrate Shimon Peres’ birthday by performing in two concerts, Academy and Grammy Award winner, Barbra Streisand, long an activist and philantropist to Israeli causes, particularly Hebrew University (which just gave her an honorary doctorate), expressed her disappointment in a speech at the university about the discriminatory

Gaza Kids Play ‘Kidnap Israeli Soldier’ in Summer Camp

Gaza Kids Play ‘Kidnap Israeli Soldier’ in Summer Camp

(Ynet News)—In a somewhat unorthodox summer camp in the Gaza Strip, children aged between 6 and 16 picked up AK-47s and engaged in a series of quasi-military drills, including a lively game of “kidnap an Israeli soldier” in the sand dunes of Rafah.  An AFP correspondent listed some of

Miss Israel Visits Solomon Schechter Day School: On US Trip to Raise Funds for Netanya Community Center

The eyes of 100 hundred sixth and seventh grade middle school students were glued on Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013, as she walked into the assembly hall at the Solomon Schechter Day School (SSDS) in New Milford on Friday, June 14th. With her regal bearing and stunning blue dress, she looked every inch a queen. And at 6’2”, that’s a lot of

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

(JNS.org)--The ADL)has expressed concern over “summer camps” and “summer institutes” being organized by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)—groups ADL said have “established records of stoking anti-Israel

Pro-Israel Irish Christians To Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister: Reject Israel Boycott

Pro-Israel Irish Christians To Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister: Reject Israel Boycott

(JNS.org) Irish Christian Friends of Israel (ICFI) called on Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s minister for foreign affairs and trade, to reject a push to label West Bank goods as “settler” products at the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting of June 14.

Lapid Threatens to Bring Down the Govt on Haredi Army Issue

Jerusalem—According to reports in JTA, Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid threatened to bring down the Israeli government if a bill requiring the enlistment of haredi Orthodox men does not include imprisonment for avoiding conscription. Lapid, made the threat during a party meeting following marathon talks of the Peri Committee, also known as the

Design Museum Holon Showcases Ron Arad

Israel’s Design Museum Holon will unveil a new exhibition showcasing the works of Israel-born architect Ron Arad, designer of New York’s epic 9/11 memorial. The new exhibition, entitled “In Reverse,” opens June 19 and will showcase videos depicting the creative process of Ron Arad and feature a collection of specially created design pieces, as well as dozens of