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Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Israeli and French Jewish Leaders Express Sorrow Over Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

(JNS) As the burning of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sent shock waves around the world on Monday, Israeli and French Jewish leaders expressed their sorrow and condolences for the loss to French national culture the tragedy represents.

Trump Defends and Protects Israel From International Criminal Court

(JNS) In what can be seen as an incredible show of support for Israel, the U.S. administration included Israel in its efforts to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from investigating war-crimes allegations. In a statement attributed to Trump, the White House said, “Since the

Netanyahu Implies That Israel Is Behind Latest Airstrike in Syria

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to imply that Israel was behind a weekend airstrike that targeted an Iranian-linked munitions factory in central Syria.

“We are continuing to operate on all fronts,

Israeli President Rivlin Set to Call on Netanyahu to Form Next Unity Government

(JNS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is expected to select Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next governing coalition.

He previously met with the leaders of the parties elected to the Knesset in last

Backlash Follows Proposed Quebec Ban on Yarmulkes, Religious Clothing

(JNS) A proposal introduced in Quebec last month to ban yarmulkes and other religious clothing has come under fire, with one Jewish mayor of a town in the Canadian province equating it to “ethnic cleansing.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also opposed the measure.

Israeli Scientists ‘Print’ World’s First 3D Heart With Human Tissue

A team of Israeli researchers has “printed” the world’s first 3-D, vascularized, engineered heart.

This week, a team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological material. Until now, scientists have successfully printed

Miriam Brickman Makes the Most of MMY

Miriam Brickman is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. She was born in California but grew up in West Orange, attended JKHA in Livingston for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Etz Chaim in Livingston.

A United Front: Leading by Example, Together

When speaking with Yosef Platt, it is impossible to ignore how he looks at his wife, Racheli. When she talks, his face radiates pride and it’s clear he is listening to her every word. At one point when asked a question, with a shy, deferential smile, he points to Racheli and says, “You should ask her, she’s better at this

A Seat at the Table: Promoting Disability Inclusion at the Passover Seder

When done right, the Passover seder is the ultimate opportunity for experiential learning. Centered around our children, the seder provides countless opportunities for the inclusion and engagement of children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

After many weeks of practice at school and at

Victory for Israel’s Right

With nearly all the votes counted, at press time it appeared likely that Benjamin Netanyahu would remain as prime minister, despite his Likud Party coming in a virtual tie with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz.

With 97 percent of poll sites reporting, Likud and Blue and White

US Officially Designates Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a Terrorist Entity

(JNS) The Trump administration announced this week that the United States will officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group.

“Today, I am formally announcing my administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its

Senators Submit Resolution on Protections for Israeli-Americans Against Bias

(JNS) A resolution has been introduced by three Republican senators that recognizes Israeli-Americans for their heritage and culture, and as a group that should have protections against discrimination.

Introduced by Sens. Kevin