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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Israel/World

Yoram Raanan—Bloomfield, New Jersey

Raanan is one of Israel’s most successful contemporary Jewish artists. He is inspired by the land’s beauty, as well as its biblical heritage and people. His paintings hang in multiple locations in Jerusalem, including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art. He has others in museums, galleries and private

Zehava Arky— Morristown, New Jersey

Arky, along with her partner, Bruria Efune, developed a full-suite digital marketing agency called Aleph to Zee, which earlier in 2019 won first place at the Nefesh B’Nefesh’s inaugural Entrepreneur Boot Camp Pitch Night. It is designed to offer high-quality digital marketing solutions while serving as a training academy for

Jerusalem Lights Up the Night In Purple in Support of Shalva’s Children With Disabilities

(Courtesy of Shalva) This Chanukah, Jerusalem kicked off the holiday season dressed in purple to support the Shalva organization, which provides direct-care services to over 2,000 individuals with disabilities and their families. As millions of Jews around the world gathered to celebrate the festival of lights

Jewish Man Attacked in New York

(Arutz Sheva) A 28-year-old man spewed anti-Semitic hate as he allegedly attacked an Orthodox Jewish man in Midtown Manhattan, police said Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

Police say the suspect, Steven Jorge, punched

Report: Netanyahu Puts Jordan Valley Annexation on Hold

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting of an inter ministerial team that was deliberating the annexation of the Jordan Valley following the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to launch a probe into alleged Israeli “war crimes” against the

2019 Immigration to Israel Hits Highest Number in a Decade

(JNS) An estimated 34,000 immigrants moved to Israel in 2019—the largest number per year in the past decade, according to numbers published by the Jewish 

Agency.

The data includes those who immigrated during the period of January-November 2019 and the number

Fundraising Continues for Chavat Eitam, In Memory of Ari Fuld, HY”D

On Monday evening, December 16, Yoel and Chaya Fuld, cousins of Ari Fuld, HY”D, opened their home to Steve Gar and Elyashiv Kimchi, who are on a cross-country mission to raise funds for Chavat Eitam, the expanse of land located adjacent to Efrat that is being developed as an educational farm for youth in Israel and

Michal Katz Is Loving Life at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Michal Katz, daughter of Avi and Rebecca Katz, grew up in Teaneck and after graduating from Yeshivat Frisch last year, is now learning at Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum. Katz was chosen to be a member of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s first cohort of the Matmidot Scholars program. In addition to a special program in

House Passes Bill With $3.3 Billion For Israel, Jewish-Related Priorities

(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.37 trillion appropriations bill this week that includes the annual $3.3 billion in security assistance to Israel. It also addresses other Jewish and Israel-related priorities.

No U.S. aid will go to the Palestinian Authority. There is also no U.S.

Senate Passes Measure Giving $500 Million in Aid to Israel; Sanctions Iran and Assad

(JNS) The U.S. Senate passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week, which includes U.S.-Israel missile-defense cooperation and up to $25 million for U.S.-Israel counter-unmanned aerial-systems cooperation, as well as sanctioned President Bashar Assad’s regime in

Jersey City Official Urged To Resign After Anti-Semitic Rant on Social Media

(JNS) Calls for the resignation of a Jersey City, N.J., board of education member are mounting after she seemed to support the attack on a kosher supermarket and blamed Jews for the rise of hate in that city.

Joan Terrell made her hate-filled rant on Facebook in response to a Dec. 14 column on InsiderNJ

AMIT Students Hit Social Media Denouncing Domestic Violence

(Courtesy of AMIT) Students from AMIT HaOfek Technological High School joined activists around the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a campaign aimed at raising awareness about gender-based violence.

Members of the student council at the AMIT