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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Israel/World

Iran Instigating Sunni-Shiite Confrontation

(TIP) Arab media outlets are reporting on growing regional fears that Iran is seeking to ethnically alter the landscape of the Middle East, and to flood areas of Syria with Shiites in order to solidify sectarian control of the area. Tehran is reportedly spending billions of dollars to purchase land in the country, which has become the epicenter for what analysts

Sphinx Paws Statue Found In Israel

(Livescience.com) This sphinx fragment was found by archaeologists with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during excavations at Hazor.

Archaeologists digging in Israel found the feet of an Egyptian sphinx linked to a pyramid-building pharaoh. They were found in Hazor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just north of the Sea of Galilee. a hieroglyphic

Million-Year-Old Cave Discovered

The popular Sorek (Avshalom) Cave near Jerusalem is thought to be much smaller than the newly discovered cave complex in Tzofim. (Shutterstock)

A rare and beautiful cave complex of stalagmites and stalactites, that is thought to be one million years old, has been discovered near the village community of Tzofim, northeast of Kfar Saba.

The cave was found

Camp Simcha Trips the Lights Fantastic on B’way and Times Square

New York—Nearly 500 campers and staff and medical personnel from Camp Simcha, an overnight camp for children and teens with cancer and other hematologic illnesses, gathered in Times Square for a special and inspirational musical performance. In a unique twist, the campers were joined by members of the New York City Police Department and members of the

Bike4Chai Raises $2 Mil

More than 300 cyclists will kick off Chai Lifeline’s fourth annual Bike4Chai fundraiser at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Asbury Park, N.J. The two-day, 175-mile ride concludes at “The World’s Greatest Finish Line” at Camp Simcha, the special overnight summer camp designed to meet the medical and social needs of children and teens with cancer

Teaneck Councilman Elie Katz Finds Gun After Shootout

Last week, two Pomona, New York men took potshots at a car carrying four people, including a 2-year old. One of the four passengers in the car that was shot at told police that the two men began following him earlier in the day at Garden State Plaza and he had no idea why they chose to target him. He was on foot as they chased him along Route 4, jumped into

Leonard Grunstein Joins Bernard Revel Graduate School Board

New York—Leonard Grunstein, Esq. of Teaneck, NJ, is the newest member of the Board of Overseers of Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He and his wife, Chana Tambor Grunstein, are generous benefactors of Yeshiva University. Their three children, Eli, Michal, and Rachel, as well as their daughter-in-law and sons-in-law, are

High Holiday Seats’ Cost dropped at the Teaneck Jewish Center

Teaneck, NJ – To many people, the High Holidays are a time when people take out their wallets to pay for their family to have seats and when synagogues take in the most revenue from this collecting.

That tradition, however, is coming to end this year for the Teaneck Jewish Center. No longer will people have to pay to get High Holiday Seats; it will instead be

Enroll America Mobilizing Locally to Promote New Health Insurance Marketplace for Individuals

Leonia, NJ—As part of The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, adults over the age of 18 will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. Enroll America, a non-profit, non-partisan group, has launched the Get Covered America Campaign to reach the uninsured and explain how they will benefit from buying coverage when the new Health Insurance Marketplace

OHEL Welcomes Rabbi Jeremy Donath to Its Bergen County Team

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is proud to welcome Rabbi Jeremy Donath to their family, as OHEL’s first Bergen County Community Coordinator.

Rabbi Donath lives in Fair Lawn with his wife Shira, and is the Rav of Congregation Darchei Noam. He is a member of the RCBC and he is a teacher and Rabbi at TABC in Teaneck.

A native of

‘See You in Israel’ Dating Website for Aliyah-minded Singles Goes Live in Time for Tu B’Av

Jerusalem—Nefesh B’Nefesh has joined forces with popular Jewish dating site Saw You at Sinai to produce ‘See You In Israel’ www.seeyouinisrael.com, a dedicated online dating service for Aliyah-minded singles. The site allows singles living abroad, as well as those living in Israel – both Olim and Israelis - to join a common dating network, thus ensuring that

One Night Art Show by Israeli and Arab Children At Puffin Cultural Forum

Teaneck—The Puffin Cultural Forum will present a photography exhibit created by young Israelis and Arabs on Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m. Entitled, “Through Other’s Eyes,” the exhibit is part of a project created by Givat Haviva, a nonprofit educational organization in Israel.

Givat Haviva is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 as the national