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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Israel Set to Launch World’s First Privately Funded Mission to the Moon

(JNS) [At press time] Israel was scheduled to launch its initial mission to the moon on Thursday, February 21, which also represents the world’s first privately funded lunar voyage, announced Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

VP Pence Makes First Auschwitz Visit

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made his first-ever visit to Auschwitz last week, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.

“I traveled in our delegation with people who had

Swedish and Norwegian MPs to Seek Funding Cuts to PA

(JNS) Following Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus’ recent briefings before members of parliament and government officials in Norway and Sweden, Parliament members from both countries said they would seek changes in their governments’ funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Marcus provided

Ali Reich Is Having the Year of Her Life at HaRova

Ali Reich is studying at Midreshet HaRova in the Old City of Jerusalem. She grew up in East Brunswick, attended Kushner for elementary school and high school, and went to Camp Moshava IO in the summers. Her family davens at the Young Israel of East Brunswick.

Four AMIT Robotics Teams Head to National Competition

(Courtesy of AMIT) Four robotics teams from AMIT schools have advanced to the national round of the FIRST LEGO League competition after excelling at the regional stage.

Kipa Bots, the team from the AMIT Mr. & Mrs. Lester Sutker Art and Sciences Jr. and Sr. High School for

Central NJ Lone Soldier in Israel Reflects on His Derech

In perhaps most other cultures, if a child reached college age and immediately moved out of the country, resettled in another nation and joined their army, people might consider it highly unusual, eccentric and perhaps even disloyal. They might also wonder if there was something seriously wrong in the family

Yeshiva University Annual Kedma Competition Brings Hundreds Together in Song

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Saturday, January 26, 1,500 students gathered for the 21st Yeshiva University-Kedma Inter-Seminary Choir Competition, an annual event sponsored by Yeshiva University’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program in collaboration with the Israeli organization Kedma.

‘Run for Zion’ to Bring Christian Supporters of Israel to Jerusalem Marathon

Like many former residents of Teaneck, Jonathan Feldstein now happily makes his home in Israel, where he is an unabashed ambassador for the Jewish state. He is currently working on an initiative to encourage people to enter the March 15 Jerusalem Marathon. But he’s reaching out to churches—not synagogues—to

‘Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Congress’

U.S. President Donald Trump: “She [Omar] should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Both the president and the vice president of the United States reprimanded Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for recent anti-Semitic

US Envoy: Mideast Peace Plan Not Finished, Not Very Long

(JNS) U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt shot down a Fox News report claiming that the administration’s peace plan was complete and had gotten the endorsement of the president.

According to the Fox News report, which is based on two senior administration

Chabad of South Korea Completing Construction of First-Ever Mikvah

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Seoul, South Korea, are completing the first-ever mikvah built in the country. Jewish women seeking ritual-bath services have thus far had to travel quite a distance—to China or Japan. The beach was also an option, though an awkward

Rabbinical Court Tells Egged to Fire Worker for Refusing to Grant Divorce

(Jerusalem Post) The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court has issued a decision instructing the Egged bus company to fire one of its employees within 30 days because of his refusal to grant a divorce to his wife.

Even before the couple in question came to Israel several years ago, the husband had been violent