Friday, August 18, 2017


OU Advocacy Mission Brings Community Leaders to Washington

More than 125 lay and rabbinic leaders of Orthodox Jewish communities from across the country convened on Capitol Hill and at the White House June 15 for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s annual Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C.

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Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah Appoints New Rosh Yeshiva

Bnei Akiva of North America (BANA) (www.bneiakiva.org) and Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah (YTVA) (www.tvaisrael.org) are excited to announce the hiring of Rav Yair Eisenstock (Halevi) as Rosh Yeshiva to work alongside Rav Shaul Feldman, Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif and Rabbi Aaron Bayer in the administration of the yeshiva. He is currently the

US Advisers to Discuss ‘Next Steps’ With Israel, Palestinians

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) As United States President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday, a White House official told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that conversations between the U.S. administration and the leaderships of both Israelis and Palestinians have been ongoing ever since President Trump’s

Amos Gilead: ISIS Decline Increases Iran Threat

(TPS) Iran is the major threat facing Israel today, and that threat will only increase as the Islamic State continues to shrink, and Tehran and its proxies will take its place, Herzliya Conference Chairman Maj. Gen. (res) Amos Gilead said Wednesday, as he addressed the annual policy forum.

Israel Commences Gaza Power Cut

(TPS) Israel has reduced the supply of electricity to Gaza in line with a Palestinian Authority request, according to reports coming out of the Strip on Monday.

“The Israeli occupation authorities this morning reduced the 8 megawatts of electricity capacity on the Israeli lines feeding Gaza in

Jewish and Christian Leaders, Legislators Honor Life on Capitol Hill

On June 15, dozens of Jewish leaders from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Israel and the U.S., along with Christian leaders and legislators, gathered on Capitol Hill in honor of the 40th anniversary of EFRAT (http://www.efrat.org.il/english/), an

Gedaliah Borvick Loves the Product He Sells

* Grew up in Long Beach and Far Rockaway

* Graduate of HALB and MTA

* Two years at Yeshivat HaKotel

* Studied at Yeshiva University, majored in economics, then attended Cardozo School of Law

Teaneck Welcomes Law-Abiding Deer Couple

On Tuesday, those lunching around Teaneck’s Plaza on Queen Anne Road enjoyed meeting two young deer, who politely adhered to the Walraven Avenue stop signs and the crosswalk, before continuing on to their destination. The many people who met them assumed they were on the way to mincha in the Teaneck apartments.

‘Jewish Food Fest’ Is Coming to Yankees Triple-A Stadium in Scranton

The annual Jewish Food Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will be held Sunday, July 2, through Tuesday, July 4, at PNC Field, home of the Scranton/WB RailRiders, the NY Yankees Triple-A affiliate.

Organized by Chabad in northeastern Pennsylvania, the free-admission event features kosher food

Summer Spirituality: MEOR Helps 36 Rutgers,  NYU Undergrads Discover Their Jewish Souls in Israel

As their school year drew to a close, nearly 200 undergraduate student leaders from America’s top colleges and universities—including 36 from Rutgers and NYU—closed the book on their academic studies and readied themselves for a spiritual adventure. With their sights set on

PUAH Holds Annual Women’s Health Conference

PUAH’s annual conference in Jerusalem, which took place Tuesday, June 6, drew close to 1,100 participants. The conference, intended as an educational event for women who work in fields related to PUAH’s scope of activities, attracted doctors, nurses, midwives, mikvah attendants, bodkot taharah and

Tzav Piyus, Promoting Israeli Unity From a Young Age, Awarded Jerusalem Unity Prize

Jerusalem—This past Thursday, over two million people around the world participated in the third annual Unity Day, celebrating the amazing unity that came about during the difficult weeks while awaiting news of missing Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrach in the summer of 2014. In Jerusalem,