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Monday, September 23, 2019

Israel/World

Kushner in Bahrain on Middle East: ‘Turn Region From Conflict to Commerce’

(JNS) White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said that while a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is necessary, economic conditions are crucial to solve the seven-decades-long issue, remarking, “Today is not about the political issues. We will get to those at the right time.”

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak Announces Comeback, New Party

(JNS) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced on Wednesday the formation of a new party in an effort to unseat the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he called “corrupt and messianic” and said that his “time as a political leader is over.”

“These are dark days the likes

Rujum-Zionist Entrepreneurship Offers Tourism With Value in Memory of Ari Fuld, HY”D

On the eve of Yom Kippur 2018, Ari Fuld, HY”D, was ambushed by a terrorist in the tzomet of Gush Etzion. Before succumbing to his fatal wounds, he managed to disable the terrorist, thus heroically preventing further loss of life. After losing their friend, a group from Efrat decided to establish a fitting memorial to Fuld: a new

Naale: An Exceptional School Producing Outstanding Students

Set in lush and well-kept grounds, the Naale Elite Academy on the Mosenson Campus in Hod HaSharon has the feel of an early state Zionist community or perhaps even of somewhere outside of Israel.

However, the Mosenson students learn alongside an Israeli high-school and

Jack Stepner Has Tremendous Year At Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah

Jack Stepner is studying at Bnei Akiva’s Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah-Chovat Hatalmidim in Jerusalem. He grew up in Teaneck and attended Frisch School for high school. In the summers he attended Camp Morasha.

His next stop? Yeshiva University, though Jack is focusing on this year for

Iran Creating Dangerous Standoff in Mideast

In recent weeks, Iran and its proxies have begun operating under a new directive best described as a policy of controlled escalation. Still, the potential for miscalculation and regionwide conflict has grown considerably.

Responding to the chokehold of U.S. sanctions put in place by the

Jewish Groups Slam Ocasio-Cortez for Comparing US Border Control to ‘Concentration Camps’

(JNS) Outrage from pro-Israel and Jewish groups is growing at U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her remarks on her Instagram account that the United States is “running concentration camps on our southern border,” in reference to the Trump administration’s policies regarding illegal immigration.

New York Enacts Law Ending Religious Exemptions for Immunizations

(JNS) Amid a rampant measles outbreak, New York enacted a law on June 13 ending religious exemptions for vaccinations.

The current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in more than 25 years, according to the U.S.

California Man Indicted for Plotting Synagogue Shooting

(Israel Hayom/JNS) A California man who threatened to carry out a mass shooting at a synagogue was arrested this week, local authorities said.

Ross Anthony Farca, 23, of Concord, Calif., had made repeated threats on his account

Toronto Jewish Community Invests $1 Million USD in ‘Shalom Corps’ Jewish Service Initiative

(Jewish Agency) Toward the end of May, Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, met with the leadership of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to formalize the Toronto Jewish community’s commitment of $1 million USD to

Batya Feman Makes the Most of Her Magical MMY Year

Batya Feman is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Baka, Jerusalem. She grew up in Teaneck, attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Beth Abraham. In the summers she’s attended Camp Dina and Camp HASC.

Her next

100th Trip to the Holy Land Tells the Story of Israel

“On my first trip to Israel, the furthest south we got to was Be’er Sheva, and when you disembarked the plane, you received food coupons because everything was rationed at the time,” reminisced Bob Levine of Teaneck, New Jersey, as he gazed across the colorful expanse of the Ramon Crater, located deep in the Negev