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Monday, September 23, 2019

Israel/World

IDF Finds 18th Terror Tunnel

(JNS) While building an underground security barrier, IDF troops identified another tunnel under the Israel-Gaza border. It was found by the participants of a $700 million project aimed at preventing illicit tunnel constructions. On Twitter, the IDF shared their 18th tunnel finding, saying that the “IDF troops just revealed an underground

Accidental Homicide Sparks Ethiopian Riots

(JNS) On July 1, Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in Kiryat Haim. Upon hearing the news, over a thousand Ethiopian Jews began to protest on grounds of racial injustice; after the victim’s funeral, the protests morphed into violent

Lauder Highlights Low Votes for Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party

(JNS) World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder has affirmed that the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party “is over.” The Greek party could not even make it to the electoral threshold, a clear sign that Greek citizens are fed up with ultranationalist extremism. The president has

Iranian Ayatollah Assumes an Aggressive Military Position

(JNS) Last Friday, the Iranian Ayatollah Movahedi-Kermani addressed Iran in a speech regarding the country’s use of uranium. Claiming to have exceeded their uranium enrichment limit, the Ayatollah said he would enrich uranium “in any form, level or amount that is necessary” purely

Never Again Education Act Proposed With Bipartisan Support

(JNS) There has been bipartisan support from senators to pass the Never Again Education Act, a legislation designed to grant schools the needed training and resources to teach students about the Holocaust. Headed by Senator Marco Rubio, he claims that the act would enable students to “learn about the historical fact that Nazi Germany

Intense Search Mounted for Norfolk Rabbi Swept Out to Sea While Saving Student

(Yeshiva World News and combined sources) As of Wednesday midday, YWN sources on the ground reported there are U.S. Coast Guard cutters in the water continuing the search for Rabbi Reuven Bauman. Rabbi Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Baila Bauman went missing in the waters at a Virginia beach on Tuesday. Rabbi

The Real Cost of Israel’s ‘Do-Over’ Elections in September

While many in Israel bemoan the financial burden of the new elections this fall, the major cost to the country will likely lie in other realms.

Israel’s 21st Knesset voted to disperse itself on May 30, just one month after its inauguration. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to

More Than Summer Fun: The ALEH Swimming Pool Helps Israelis Learn to Walk

As the summer heats up, families around the world are taking refuge in the cool, relaxing waters of their local pools. In addition to providing a fun and healthy way to beat the heat, pool time also serves as an outlet for children to release their pent-up energy following the long school year and creates

IDF Soldier, Blind From Birth, Awarded Presidential Medal of Excellence

(Courtesy of Special in Uniform) Ori Salmon, one among 120 exemplary soldiers and commanders to receive this year’s Presidential Medal of Excellence, is a young woman who surmounted all odds in her quest to serve in the IDF—including blindness.

Hundreds of youths

OneFamily Marks Year of Seminary Volunteers From Abroad Working With Victims of Terror

(Courtesy of OneFamily) Every year, OneFamily, Israel’s leading organization that supports victims of terror and their families, invites seminary students, who spend a year in Israel post-high school, to come volunteer with the organization on a weekly basis. The women work primarily with youth who have been

Wearable Device to Better Monitor Oxygen Levels in Infants Wins JCT Second Annual Women’s Hackathon

(Courtesy of JCT) Over 100 religious women students from Jerusalem College of Technology / Machon Tal worked tirelessly around the clock last Wednesday through Friday morning as part of the 2nd annual [email protected], a 44-hour Hackathon for the school’s women students, all of whom range

Mosaic United and Jewish Agency Launch Global Jewish Service Initiative for Millenials

(Courtesy of The Jewish Agency) During the closing plenary of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual board of governors meeting in Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish