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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Israel/World

Netanel Shedlo Loves the Warm Torah Environment at Lev Hatorah

Netanel Shedlo is studying in Yeshivat Lev Hatorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh. He is from Teaneck, and attended Yeshivat Noam for elementary school and Torah Academy of Bergen County for high school. His family davens at Congregation Beth Aaron.

His next stop? Civil Engineering at Rutgers

Truck Ramming Attack by Islamic Terrorist Leaves Four Israeli Soldiers Dead

Jerusalem—The Tenth of Tevet, one of the sadder dates on the Jewish calendar, became even more tragic this year in the wake of the most recent vehicular attack in Israel’s capital. IDF soldiers, all of whom were destined for non-combat positions, were taken on a day trip in the midst of their officers’ course to see

Trump Names Son-In-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

(JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as senior adviser to the president.

The 35-year-old Kushner, an Orthodox Jew married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism, played a key role in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Israeli Security Forces Uncover Gaza Smuggling Ring That Used Washing Machines

(JNS.org) A joint operation by Israel’s police, military and Shin Bet security agency uncovered a network of Palestinian smugglers who were using common household devices to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip that were destined for the Hamas terror group.

According to the Shin Bet, the

High Court Orders State to Explain Refusal to End Western Wall Discrimination

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The High Court of Justice has given the state 30 days to explain why women are not being allowed to pray freely at or near the Western Wall.

Attempts by non-Orthodox Jewish groups to read the Torah, to wear Jewish prayer shawls and to hold mixed-gender prayers at the holy

Israeli Legal Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Role in Islamic State Attacks

(JNS.org) The Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, a Tel Aviv-based legal rights organization, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter over the social media giant’s alleged role in aiding and abetting the Islamic State terror group in attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Brussels (March 2016).

Shurat

Israeli Security Cabinet Orders IDF to Raze Home of Jerusalem Terrorist

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet approved several security measures in the wake of the Jerusalem truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers and wounded at least 16 Sunday.

Israeli government ministers voted unanimously to order the Israel

Hamas Hacks Cellphones of IDF Soldiers to Gain Sensitive Information, Probe Reveals

(JNS.org) A joint Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Shin Bet security agency operation has uncovered a Hamas network aiming to hack the cellphones of Israeli soldiers by posing as women on social media in order to gain sensitive information.

Israel’s “Operation Hunter’s Network” was

‘If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Forget Her Cunning’

Arab response to the decision by US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to introduce The Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, legislation to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has been predictable.

Palestinian Arab Response

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Mission to Israel Features Governor Mike Huckabee

Early this month, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce launched its first-ever “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel, aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic and diplomatic relationships, and fighting the BDS movement, UN anti-Semitism and other threats to Israel and the Jewish business world.

Rachel Eckstein Savors Living Like a Local

Rachel Eckstein is studying at The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women (Nishmat) in the Pat neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is originally from Passaic, NJ and attended Bruriah for high school.

Her plans for next year? Making aliyah in the summer and serving her

Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week introduced The Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, legislation that would fulfill America’s commitment to Israel to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The bill differs from past legislation in that it creates a freeze