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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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Iceland Jewish Community Celebrates Its First Permanent Torah Scroll

(JNS) The Jewish community in Reykjavik, Iceland, celebrated the completion and inauguration of the island’s first permanent Torah scroll this week. Last Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter, who is Jewish, hosted at the embassy a reception to celebrate and honor the

IDF Foils Hamas Plot to Hack Phones of Soldiers by Posing as Attractive Women

(JNS) The Israeli military thwarted efforts by Hamas to hack the phones of soldiers by posing as young attractive women on social media, the Israeli Defense Forces said.

“Hamas created fake social-media profiles, using photos including this one, in an attempt to hack the phones of IDF soldiers,” the

JCT Launches Israel’s First English-Language Computer Science Degree for Women

(Courtesy of JCT) Last year, the Jerusalem College of Technology made a groundbreaking announcement.

After much consideration and planning, it was launching Israel’s first English-language computer science degree for women, responding to a strong demand for non-Hebrew speaking religious women

Time to Rid Our Society of the Sin of Neglect

Neglect is one of any society’s most egregious sins. Widespread neglect involving children is detrimental to our moral strength as well as our national future. As Nelson Mandela once said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

The

BDS Activists Pressure Dems on AIPAC

The anti-Israel group IfNotNow approached the leading Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire, ahead of the state’s primary, to ask if they will skip the annual AIPAC Policy Conference next month—only to get one commitment so far.

That commitment was from Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Report: Netanyahu Seeks To Push Otzma Yehudit Over Electoral Threshold

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s advisers are holding talks with the head of the far-right Otzma Yehudit Party to try to find a way for Otzma to pass the electoral threshold in Israel’s March 2 election.

Having realized that there was no chance of convincing Otzma leader Itamar

Report: Poll Finds 94 Percent Of Palestinians Reject Trump Mideast Peace Plan

(JNS) A Palestinian public-opinion survey released this week found that U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan is opposed by 94% of Palestinians, and that 64% favor terrorism as a response to the plan. The poll was carried out by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey

Former Qatari Prime Minister: Israel and Gulf States to Sign Non-Aggression Pact

(JNS) Qatar’s former prime minister said this week that Israel and the Gulf states would soon sign a non-aggression pact, that could also include Morocco.

“Now it [Trump’s peace plan] will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in

‘I Am a Palestinian Jew’

(Part II)

Last Friday night, Shabbos Chanukah, I found myself at a tish with my Vizhnitz friend, Moishe. Hundreds of chasidim lined the bleachers hopping like energizer bunnies in perfect synchronization; peyos swung wildly and only Yiddish could be heard. The shul served as a portal to a previous

Netanyahu Endorses ZOA Coalition (Slate #11) In American World Zionist Congress Election

(This article first appeared in DailyWire.com) American Jews are now embroiled in an important election battle over the U.S. seats at the World Zionist Congress (WZC) for the next five years. Record numbers of Jewish U.S. residents have been casting votes in this online election, which ends on March 11.

The Day to Day Life of Naale Students at Shaalvim

A trip to the Na’ale Elite Academy at the Shaalvim campus close to Modi’in is always worthwhile and interesting. Having the opportunity to spend some time with, and interview, highly intelligent Jewish teenagers from around the world and understand their stories is a rare privilege.

Shavei Israel and RCA to Open English-Language Conversion Institute in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem-based non-profit Shavei Israel, in partnership with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), is opening a new English-language conversion institute in Jerusalem. The institute, named Machon Milton, will operate under the auspices of Israel’s chief rabbinate and prepare candidates for the conversion process.