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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Israel/World

The ‘Summer Vacation Yeshiva’ That Has Transformed Secular Youth Into Bnei Yeshiva

When Israel’s leading secular news channel decides to devote an entire segment of its news coverage to a story that decries your organization’s efforts to promote teshuva among youth, you know you are being successful. That is exactly what transpired last week, when Israel’s Channel 2 broadcast an “expose” on Acheinu’s

Greenblatt, Kushner Go to Israel for Talks

Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner will arrive in Israel Wednesday ahead of talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials Thursday.

The visit, which takes place as part of a swing through the

Year in Israel, for Beginners

A year ago at this time, I was preparing for the next stage of my life: a stage that was so different from anything I’d ever done before that I had no idea what to expect. It wasn’t the step I’d always figured I’d be taking right after high school. No, this was very different. I was going to Israel for the year.

Netanyahu Tells Putin: Iranian Presence in Syria Threatens Israel and Entire World

(Ilan Evyatar/TPS) Iran’s growing presence in Syria constitutes a threat not just to Israel, but to the entire world, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two leaders met in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday.

“Iran makes huge

Intact Byzantine-Era Inscription Unearthed in Jerusalem

(TPS) Archaeologists announced Wednesday that they have unearthed a Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian on a mosaic floor near Damascus Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The 1,500-year-old mosaic was discovered earlier this summer following groundwork to lay

Israeli Unemployment Hits New Lows

(TPS) Israel will strive to push unemployment below 4 percent, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said after the Central Bureau of Statistics published the latest unemployment figures, which hit a low of 4.1 percent Monday evening, down from 4.3 percent last month.

The figure is the lowest since

US Official Praises Israel’s Treatment of Syrian Refugees

(TPS) U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Secretary of State Michael Ratney said Monday he was “astounded” by Israel’s humanitarian treatment of Syrians wounded in that country’s six-year-old civil war and said the medical treatment the refugees have received at Ziv Medical Center in Safed has been an illustration of “Israeli

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Latest Syria Talks Amid Israel’s Concern Over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Aug. 23 in the Russian resort town of Sochi to discuss the “latest developments” in the Middle East, the Israeli leader’s office said Sunday.

The issue of Iranian forces attempting to establish a

Mikvahs Excavated At Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna

Team of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists are following a 19th-century plan for the restoration of the synagogue’s mikvah facilities that was discovered in the Vilna city archives.

A team of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists has unearthed the remains of two

Over 1,500 Rabbanim Join Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce in Support of Anti-BDS Effort

Well over 1,500 Orthodox rabbanim from across the United States, hailing from a cross section of communities, have joined the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s call to support the Israeli government’s effort to combat the BDS movement, which promotes a boycott of Israel and related individuals and businesses around the

Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews Thinking of Leaving UK Over Anti-Semitism

Nearly one-third of Britain’s Jews have contemplated leaving the country in the past two years, one in seven British Jews feels unwelcome in Britain, and over one-third say they have felt the need to hide their Jewishness in public, according to findings from a YouGov poll published Sunday.

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