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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Firefighters Rescue Torah Scrolls From Historic Duluth Synagogue

(JNS) Firefighters managed to salvage Torah scrolls from a 120-year-old synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota, before an overnight fire this week that started in a storage room wound up destroying the building.

Leaders of

Pompeo: Trump Could Meet Rouhani With ‘No Preconditions’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a U.N. General Assembly meeting, with “no preconditions,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week.

Pompeo’s remarks came during a news briefing to unveil new sanctions against Iran, including against

Seventh Century BCE Stamp Bearing Name of King David’s Son Unearthed in Jerusalem

(i24NEWS) A minute stamp seal from 2,600 years ago bearing the name of King David’s son was recently found in an excavation site in Jerusalem, the City of David Foundation announced Sunday in a press release.

The seal, believed to be used by the highest ranking ministers in ancient

Starting a New Chapter at Naale

It’s not always easy to pack one’s bags, travel to a new country and leave family and friends behind. This is especially true when you’re a teenager leaving home for the very first time.

For Naale Elite Academy students, leaving the nest may be bittersweet, but in doing so, they

Haverim Le’Refuah Saves Lives in Israel

Hanging on the wall in more than 240 Super-Pharm locations in Israel is a large blue and white pill-shaped container. One might think it’s a new publicity gimmick, but it’s actually a revolutionary game-changing idea.

On a daily basis, packages of

Keren Or Appoints Shira Reifman Director

Effective September 1, Keren Or welcomed Shira Reifman as director, who will replace Tamara Silberberg when she retires at the end of the year, after 13 years of devoted service.

Shira comes to Keren Or from Kishorit, a kibbutz in the Galilee for adults with special needs, where she has

From the Tanach to the Present…and a Return

From the Tanach—where Hashem told Avraham that his descendants would be numerous, the place where the Jews first entered Yisrael—close to Har Grezim and Har Evel is situated the revived, thriving community known as Elon Moreh. Beauty, tradition and strength of character characterize both the natural setting and the residents living

US State Department Offers $15 Million for Leads to Disrupt IRGC Operations

(JNS) The U.S. State Department has announced that it is offering up to $15 million for information leading to the disruption of operations surrounding Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its alleged oil-for-money scheme.

The department is seeking details related to the IRGC’s

France Proposes $15 Billion Package to Iran If Regime Complies With Nuclear Deal

(JNS) France has proposed an incremental $15 billion package to Iran in exchange for the regime adhering to the 2015 nuclear deal, reported the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency.

An Iranian delegation was in Paris earlier this week to finalize the details of the financial

Rwanda Gets Chabad Center, First-Ever Synagogue and First Permanent Rabbi

(JNS) A new Chabad-Lubavitch center is set to open in Kigali, Rwanda, that will include the nation’s first synagogue, served by the country’s first permanent rabbi, reported Chabad.org.

Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar

Israel Launches Largest-Ever Solar-Energy Project, Situated in the Negev

(JNS) A private Israeli company has inaugurated the largest solar project in the country, reported the Israeli financial daily Globes.

Located in the Negev Desert, the Ashalim solar-energy project is the size of a small town,

Hundreds of Thousands Lack Access to Bomb Shelters In Northern Israel

(JNS) Hundreds of thousands of Israelis in northern Israel do not have access to a bomb shelter or secure location, Israel’s Ynet news site reported.

According to the report, the Israel Builders Association released a study based on data from the Central Bureau of Statistics that found that as many as