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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israel/World

Israeli Mother-Daughter Duo Weave Spirituality Into Home Design

Creating handmade crafts since she was a young girl, Noa Berenson, now 60, is not content anymore with only sharing them with her family. Together with her 26-year-old daughter, Yael Ramon, she has a vision for inspiring people around the world, while making their homes—and lives—more

US Mum on Outpost Bill as International Community Condemns Israel’s Move

(JNS.org) The U.S. has remained mum on the historic, yet controversial passage of an Israeli bill that retroactively legalizes settlement outposts in Judea and Samaria.

Rather than issuing a new statement, the White House immediately responded to the Regulation Law by referring to its statement

UN Envoys Haley and Danon Discuss Strategies to Change Bias Against Israel

(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon met with his counterpart, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, for the first time last week to discuss strategies to combat the world body’s bias against Israel as well as the Iranian threat.

In their meeting, Danon

EU Awards €7.7 Million to Israeli-Led Project Prolonging Food Shelf Life

(Anav Silverman/TPS) The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to develop a solution for extending food shelf life. The three-year project aims to demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable

Pats Owner Announces Football Stadium Near J’lem

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Fresh off a Super Bowl victory for his New England Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft announced funding for a professional-standard football stadium outside Jerusalem. Kraft will donate $6 million to the few-hundred-seat stadium that will be situated outside Jerusalem and is slated to open later this

Three Hamas Operatives Indicted for Planning Multiple Terrorist Attacks

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Three Hamas operatives were indicted Monday on suspicion of planning multiple terrorist attacks in Israel, including shootings, bombings and abductions.

Mamdouh Younis, 24, an Israeli Arab from the northern town of Arara, and brothers Hassan Zidan, 23, and

Orthodox Union Congratulates Betsy DeVos Upon Her Confirmation as Department of Education Secretary

(JLNJ Staff) On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—issued the following statement:

Amichai Malek Grows in Torah and Avodat Hashem at Har Etzion

Amichai Malek is studying in Yeshivat Har Etzion (“Gush”), in the Alon Shvut community in the Etzion bloc of Judea. He grew up in the country club neighborhood of Teaneck and davened at the Young Israel of Teaneck until his family moved to the “other side” of Teaneck, and they now daven at Congregation Rinat

‘Tamarim: Your Concierge in Israel’ Provides Mishloach Manot to Loved Ones

“I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Israel with my whole family—a trip made much smoother through the help of Tammy and Tamar at Tamarim Concierge. Both of these young ladies are knowledgeable, helpful, very timely in their responses and a pleasure to work with. They arranged a family dinner for the first

From Alabama to Armon Hanatziv: Eytan Morgenstern Is Strengthening Jerusalem Through Community

“Strengthening Jerusalem Through Community” is the motto of Garin Oz, meaning “a seed of strength,” which is a group of six Dati-Leumi young families who have taken upon themselves the strengthening of the spirit of Torah and Yahadut in the lower level of the community of Armon Hanatziv in Yerushalayim. Eytan Morgenstern;

Emunah of America Participates in Leadership Mission and 10th World Emunah Convention in Israel

A delegation of senior figures in Emunah of America attended World Emunah’s 2017 Leadership Mission in Israel, and represented the U.S. at the movement’s 10th Annual Convention this week. The delegation, which included women from across the country, was led by Karen Spitalnick, national president of Emunah

Experts Reveal How Parents Can Meet the Challenges of Making Aliyah With Children

Making aliyah is an achievable dream, but it is one that takes careful planning. A growing number of organizations are helping families with complex issues make a smooth transition to integrated life in Israel.

There are many challenges when making aliyah from North America to Israel.