Thursday, September 21, 2017


Syrian Opposition Leader Says Real Enemy Is Iran, Not Israel

(JNS.org) A leading member of Syria’s political opposition said that most Syrians view Iran as the real enemy and not Israel, adding that Israel could do more to help the Syrian people.

“We want peace with Israel, and today, among the opposition in Syria, most people understand that the

Vatican Names First Israeli Rabbi as Adviser

(Judy Siegel-Itzkovich/jpost.com) For the first time, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy—whose aim is to develop multidisciplinary discussions in the mirror of Christian ethics—has named an Israeli rabbi to its advisory committee.

Pediatric neurologist and Jewish medical ethics expert Rabbi

US Jewish Leaders Express Outrage After Israel’s Western Wall Prayer Decision

(JNS.org) American Jewish leaders reacted with outrage following the Israeli government’s rescinding of a decision to create an egalitarian prayer pavilion at the Western Wall.

The pavilion, which was originally approved by the Israeli cabinet in 2016, was slated to be constructed over a

MK Glick: My Wife Needs Your Prayers

“Two years ago she asked for prayers for me. Now, following a severe stroke, she needs your prayers,” writes MK Glick on Twitter.

(Arutz Sheva) MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) on Sunday published a call on Twitter for prayers for his wife, Yaffa, who suffered a stroke.

RCA Convention Focuses on Meeting the Future Where It’s At

During two stimulating days at the Stamford Crowne Plaza, members of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) caught up with old friends, recognized valued contributors to Jewish life, installed a new slate of officers to lead the organization for the next two years and studied Torah together. More than all that, though, they gave great

New Israeli High School Provides  Education Solution for Potential Olim

The dream of making aliyah is becoming more realistic for families with teenagers as new educational programs help teens overcome cultural and language difficulties.

Finding the right education for kids is a challenge for Jews who want to make aliyah. Language barriers aside, the

‘Shirat Gil-Ad’ Beit Haknesset and Community Center in Neve Talmon Nears Completion

Take a deep breath. You are driving up the winding road of the Western Benjamin region, 20 minutes from Modiin, 600 meters above sea level. The air is fresh and clean. Surrounding you is a green, natural landscape. Along this picturesque horizon lies one of the most beautiful areas of Eretz

OU Advocacy Mission Brings Community Leaders to Washington

More than 125 lay and rabbinic leaders of Orthodox Jewish communities from across the country convened on Capitol Hill and at the White House June 15 for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s annual Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C.

Orthodox Union

Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah Appoints New Rosh Yeshiva

Bnei Akiva of North America (BANA) (www.bneiakiva.org) and Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah (YTVA) (www.tvaisrael.org) are excited to announce the hiring of Rav Yair Eisenstock (Halevi) as Rosh Yeshiva to work alongside Rav Shaul Feldman, Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif and Rabbi Aaron Bayer in the administration of the yeshiva. He is currently the

US Advisers to Discuss ‘Next Steps’ With Israel, Palestinians

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) As United States President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday, a White House official told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that conversations between the U.S. administration and the leaderships of both Israelis and Palestinians have been ongoing ever since President Trump’s

Amos Gilead: ISIS Decline Increases Iran Threat

(TPS) Iran is the major threat facing Israel today, and that threat will only increase as the Islamic State continues to shrink, and Tehran and its proxies will take its place, Herzliya Conference Chairman Maj. Gen. (res) Amos Gilead said Wednesday, as he addressed the annual policy forum.

Israel Commences Gaza Power Cut

(TPS) Israel has reduced the supply of electricity to Gaza in line with a Palestinian Authority request, according to reports coming out of the Strip on Monday.

“The Israeli occupation authorities this morning reduced the 8 megawatts of electricity capacity on the Israeli lines feeding Gaza in