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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Israel/World

Unique Inspiration: SINAI Youngsters Give Back Through Art

Englewood—The tables in the crowded Midday Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey, were set with delicious hors d’ouvres and the walls were embellished with creative art work, but the most striking aspect of the SINAI art show on the evening of June 18 was the children. Their faces positively shone with pride as they observed the many visitors admiring and

Israel, US, Jordan Reportedly Coordinating Attack on Syrian Weapons

While the U.S. administration has officially adopted the position that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons and has declared publicly that it will provide the rebels with military aid, it appears that behind-the-scenes preparations are still being made for a much larger move.

Israel, Jordan, and the U.S. are jointly planning an attack aimed at

Rivka Gitstein, Bergenfield Chief for the Day

What would you do if you ran a town for a day?

That’s a question many of us could answer, but few will ever get the chance. On Friday, June 14, 2013, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with 24 local and county law enforcement agencies for the third annual countywide Chief for a Day celebration. This program gave 28 special children with

Frisch Girls Win Varsity Hockey Championship

On Sunday, June 16, the Frisch Girls Hockey Team faced off against the eight-time defending champions, the Ma’ayanot Rapids, in front of a packed crowd at the Frisch School in Paramus. This game was to be the rubber match between the two teams as they split their regular season matchups: an impressive 3-0 victory by Ma’ayanot just two months earlier and a

Yeshivat Maharat Ordains Orthodox Female Clergy

Riverdale—In an historic moment for the world Orthodox Jewish community, the first-ever Manhigei Hilchatit Ruchanit Toranit, or Maharats, were ordained on June 16 in the Ramaz Upper School. Graduates Ruth Balinsky Friedman, Rachel Kohl Finegold and Abby Brown Scheier will all be taking on positions of halakhic and spiritual leadership as a

Israeli Politicians Form New Caucus to Track American Jewish Views

JERUSALEM—The Washington Post reports former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer (now a professor at Princeton University) and former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Moshe Arens, recently launched the Knesset Caucus for Israel-U.S. Relations. The intention is to educate members of the Knesset about America’s official policies and “attitudes” toward

More Ruderman Family Foundation Poll Results

Jerusalem—In addition to learning that many Israelis want the Knesset to basically ignore anything American Jews have to say about Israeli policy, the poll had other interesting results:

Almost 32 percent of Israelis don’t want American Jews to say anything about the peace process, while 33.6 percent said they should only be considered to a small extent.

Mapping Out the ‘Actual Conditions’ of the Middle East

Israeli Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau caused a media stir last month when, at a cabinet meeting, he quoted from former Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban’s statement that Israel’s 1967 borders are reminiscent of “Auschwitz” because of their indefensibility. But New York attorney Mark Langfan has been saying—rather, portraying—that same point for

Peres Lauded in Star-Studded Ceremony (Virtual Jerusalem)

Jerusalem -- World leaders praised and serenaded Israeli President Shimon Peres in honor of his upcoming 90th birthday. The prime-time birthday celebration marked the start of the fifth annual Israeli Presidential Conference. More than 5,000 people participated in the event, and two of every three Israeli television viewers tuned in to the ceremony which,

Emunah Petitions High Court On Female Mashgichot

The Emunah Women’s Organization has petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court seeking to legitimize females in the field of kashrus mashgichim. Organization leaders tell the court there is no reason that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Kashrus Unit has not found a way to bring qualified women in to work as kashrus inspectors. Thirteen women have completed a

Charlie Harary Wows Englewood With his OHEL Awareness Shabbos Talks

Englewood—Charlie Harary, a longtime friend and supporter of OHEL, made his first ever appearance in Englewood, New Jersey, to share the important work that OHEL does in the community. This was the second annual OHEL awareness Shabbos held in Engelwood.

Charlie spoke four different times over the weekend. At each session Charlie electrified

Disused Train Station to Host Holocaust Museum

(The Prague Post)—The disused railway station at Prague-Bubny is a haunting reminder of the Holocaust. The depot, obsolete since the wartime period, was where the Germans and their collaborators rounded up the Jews and deported them to Terezin, Auschwitz and other places. The area around the station is being gentrified, and a temporary photo exhibit