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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israel/World

Tamarim Concierge: Aliyah Headaches Are Now a Thing of the Past

Jerusalem—“Before we made aliyah, we heard horror stories about how our friends arrived in Israel and had to deal with the shlepping, coming to an empty house and having to start from scratch to put their home together on no sleep… Thanks to Tamarim, we arrived in our home and it was completely ready for us to live

Margalit Silver Goes Native at Nishmat

Margalit Silver is studying at The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women (Nishmat) in the Pat neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is from Teaneck, New Jersey, attended the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for high school. Her family davens at

Trump and Netanyahu Meet Amidst Russian Intel Turmoil

(JNS and combined sources) President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference on Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a private meeting that was expected to herald warmer ties between the Israeli and American administrations.

Gov. Christie Signs NJ Law Allowing Parents 15 Days to Name Babies

(JLNJ Staff) Governor Chris Christie signed into law last week a bill that allows parents with religious concerns 15 days to submit a name for their newborn child, rather than the five days they were allowed previously. This legislation eases the emotional and legal burden on families who wish to wait until after their son’s brit

CIA Chief Reportedly Meets With Abbas in Ramallah Ahead of Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

(JNS.org) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah earlier this week. The meeting between Pompeo and Abbas is the first high-level discussion between the Trump administration and the Palestinian leader.

Israel Reportedly Pulls Its Egypt Ambassador Over Security Concerns

(JNS.org) Israel has reportedly pulled its ambassador to Egypt from the country over security concerns.

Ambassador David Govrin, who took over the post last summer, was quietly pulled out of the country at the end of 2016 over concerns for his safety and has since been working from Jerusalem,

Israeli Legal Agency Calls on Tillerson to Cut Funding for US Aid Agency Financing Terror

(JNS.org) The Israeli legal nongovernmental organization Shurat HaDin is calling on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to terminate government funding to the U.S. relief agency, American Near-East Refugee Aid (ANERA), after an investigation by Shurat HaDin found ANERA was “actively assisting” terrorist organizations.

Senate Bill to Honor WWII Vet Who Protected Jewish Soldiers in German POW Camp

(JNS.org) Several senators have introduced a bill seeking to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Army Master Sgt. Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds for his heroic actions in a German prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag IXA, that saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish-American soldiers.

Jewish Group Hosts Inclusion Events Across Israel for Disabilities Awareness Month

(JNS.org) The Jewish National Fund (JNF) nonprofit is hosting 60 inclusion-related events throughout Israel during February’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, with the stated goal of “ensuring that no member of Israeli society is left behind.”

“Many people with

Devorah Miller Values the Intellectual Honesty and Respect for Others at MMY

Devorah Miller is studying in Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is from Passaic and attended Yeshivas Beis Hillel for elementary school and Bruriah for high school.

Her plans for next year? Queens College, where she plans on taking the lessons

NJ Undergrads Discover Their Jewish Futures With MEOR in Poland

Jerusalem—After spending an intense winter break in Poland, 133 college students, including 33 from New Jersey, are now intent on protecting and preserving Jewish tradition for future generations. While they never thought that their paths to Jewish connection would

Historic Direct Bus Line Launched Between Jerusalem and Ben Gurion International Airport

Tel Aviv—Since the reunification of the city of Jerusalem in 1967, some things have remained constant in Israel’s capital. Traffic has, is and always will be at a standstill at the merge on Ben Gurion Blvd. near the iconic “Beruchim Haba’im/Welcome” signs at the city’s entrance. A dhwarma sandwich