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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Armed Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer to Enter Woodmere Synagogue

(JBN) Nassau County police are reporting the arrest of a 29-year-old Far Rockaway man who allegedly impersonated a police officer during Saturday morning services at Young Israel of Woodmere on Peninsula Boulevard, which has the largest Orthodox Jewish congregation in the nation.

The Far

Trump Condemns KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists as ‘Repugnant’

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump, facing criticism over his initial statement on Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monday directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis as “repugnant” to American values.

“Racism is evil—and those who cause violence in its name are

Swiss Government Denounces Anti-Semitism After Outrage Over Hotel Sign

(JNS.org) The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semitism in a message to Israel following outrage over a sign at a Swiss hotel stating that Jewish guests must shower before entering its pool.

Swiss foreign ministry spokesman Tilman Renz told the AFP it had been in touch with the Israeli Ambassador to

233 American Jews Arrive on Immigration Flight to Israel

(TPS) Talia Friedman, the daughter of American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, was one of 233 American Jews who immigrated to Israel Tuesday.

The immigrants, who arrived on a charter flight sponsored by the Jewish Agency and the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport

Netanyahu Condemns ‘Expressions of Anti-Semitism’ in Charlottesville

(JNS.org) Three days after white supremacists staged a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, while displaying Nazi symbols, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the demonstration.

“Outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should oppose this

Boston Holocaust Memorial Vandalized for the Second Time This Summer

(JNS.org) The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday for the second time this summer.

A 17-year-old male reportedly threw a rock at one of the memorial’s glass panels, shattering it to pieces, before being tackled by two bystanders and held at the scene

Senators Concerned About Extremist  Summer Camp for Palestinian Americans

Two prominent U.S. senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah that is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around the world, many of them Americans.

The controversial summer program, called “Go Palestine,” is run by the

Gone From the Gush but Never Forgotten

It is now 12 years since the tragic Gaza Disengagement. Recently, on a trip to Halutza, I met Yedidya Harush, the JNF Halutza liaison, who gave me insight into his personal experience as someone expelled from his home. His story struck me as a tragedy with hope and a lesson to be taught. When all was

NJ Undergrads Making Their Mark on Bar-Ilan University Laboratories

Seventh annual Bar-Ilan University/Yeshiva University Academic Summer Program provides invaluable training and hands-on laboratory experience to science majors from US universities.

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University)  Ramat Gan,

Olim Advisors Can Help With Aliyah Questions

(Courtesy of Olim Advisors) For some, making aliyah is a lifelong dream fulfilled. For others, it’s more of a spontaneous decision. For some, it’s an opportunity to retire in a place that they want to call home. For others, it’s a time to start building a home. There are so many reasons why people make

AMIT Students Win President’s Award for Volunteerism

Afula, Israel—A group of students from the AMIT Yehuda Jr. and Sr. High School in Afula received the “President’s Award for Volunteerism” in a special and moving ceremony held at the President’s residence last week in Jerusalem.

A program called Maagalim has been operating at the

North American Olim, Including 68 Future Lone Soldiers, to Make Aliyah on Monday

(NBN) On Monday, August 14, 233 North Americans will board an El Al Boeing 777 chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh and immigrate to Israel together from JFK Airport. The flight is being facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), The Jewish Agency for Israel, JNF-USA