Sunday, August 25, 2019


First Orthodox Jew Elected to Serve in Belgian Parliament

(EJP/JNS) Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Freilich, former editor-in-chief of Joods Actueel in Antwerp, a Jewish magazine founded by his grandfather Louis Davids, was elected to a seat in the Belgian parliament.

Freilich, who ran on the list of N-VA (New Flemish Alliance), a right-wing Flemish nationalist

Israel Is Helping Solve the Global Shortage of Educators and Rabbis

Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel programs are celebrating the 20th anniversary of sending well-trained, creative and motivated educators and rabbis to serve Jewish communities throughout the world.

(JNS) Small- and medium-sized Jewish communities around the world are facing a

‘Hamas Does Not Want a Solution’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former national security advisor talked about regional challenges facing Israel’s security at an event in New York City last week organized by Friends of European Leadership Network 



Chabad of Poway Gunman Indicted on 113 Counts

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old man charged with shooting and killing congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding three people, including senior Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, at Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Shabbat-morning services on April 27, was indicted on 113 federal counts.


UAE, Saudi Participation in Bahrain Peace Conference Confirmed

(JNS) Following an announcement Sunday that Bahrain and the United States will host an economic leadership “workshop” to “share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by [the upcoming U.S.] peace

IDF Slams UN Rep for Meeting With Deputy Hezbollah Chief

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The Israel Defense Forces made its displeasure public following the meeting between United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and Hezbollah’s second in command, Gen. Naim Qassem.

After the

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Wins Truth Award

(JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer will be recognized for his public statements in defense of Israel by the American non-profit organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) at a gala dinner next month. The dinner benefits CAMERA’s educational work on college campuses and in the

Talya Markowitz Is Making the Most of Her Year at MMY

Talya Markowitz is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Baka, Jerusalem. She grew up in Bergenfield, attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school.

Her next stop? Stern College for Women.

Why did you choose to study at

A Home Away From Home

Mangals (BBQ grills) were fired up, songs were sung and parties were had across the country as Israel celebrated its 71st year. But for some high school students from around the world, this Yom Ha’atzmaut was a special one. Why? Because instead of celebrating from afar, they were able to bask in the excitement in their new (albeit

Natan Sharansky to Be Named Guardian of Zion

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University) Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies will present the 2019 Guardian of Zion Award to Natan Sharansky, former minister, deputy prime minister, and Jewish Agency chairman. Sharansky will deliver the Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled “How to Make Sure That

Trump Warns Iran That They Will ‘Suffer Greatly’ If ‘They Do Anything’

(JNS) Amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Tehran will “suffer greatly” if “they do anything.”

“We’ll see what happens with Iran. … If they do anything, they will suffer greatly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office in

Rep. Liz Cheney Says Tlaib’s Comments About the Holocaust Were ‘Sickening’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) doubled down this week her criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who recently said that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.

Cheney also doubled down on