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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Israel/World

US Envoys Attend Inauguration of Ancient ‘Pilgrimage Road’ in Jerusalem Amid Palestinian Ire

(JNS) Senior American and Israeli officials attended the festive unveiling on Sunday of a section of the ancient road that served as the main thoroughfare between the Shiloach Pool, where pilgrims would ritually purify themselves, and the Second Temple. The event comes after six years of painstaking archaeological excavations by

Touro College Israel Welcomes New Dean

(Courtesy of Touro College) Rabbi Shmuel Klammer, Ed.D., was appointed academic dean of Touro College Israel (TCI), Dr. Alan Kadish, Touro president, announced today.

A leading expert in Jewish education, Rabbi Klammer recently directed curriculum development for the Jewish Education Program at

American Olim Help Spread Joy in Israel Through Flower Donations

(Courtesy of Israel Blooms) Two American Olim—Carla Sprung, formerly of New Jersey, and Karen Levine of California—recently launched Israel Blooms, a non-profit flower donation service dedicated to bringing smiles to Israel’s needy through flowers donated after events.

The long-time

A Kiddush Hashem at the UN

“We are going to flood the internet to encourage people to do good deeds…to do random acts of kindness, which will bring light to the world,” said Chabad of Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein at the U.N. General Assembly’s special meeting on the theme “Combating Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The

Kushner in Bahrain on Middle East: ‘Turn Region From Conflict to Commerce’

(JNS) White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said that while a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is necessary, economic conditions are crucial to solve the seven-decades-long issue, remarking, “Today is not about the political issues. We will get to those at the right time.”

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak Announces Comeback, New Party

(JNS) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced on Wednesday the formation of a new party in an effort to unseat the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he called “corrupt and messianic” and said that his “time as a political leader is over.”

“These are dark days the likes

Rujum-Zionist Entrepreneurship Offers Tourism With Value in Memory of Ari Fuld, HY”D

On the eve of Yom Kippur 2018, Ari Fuld, HY”D, was ambushed by a terrorist in the tzomet of Gush Etzion. Before succumbing to his fatal wounds, he managed to disable the terrorist, thus heroically preventing further loss of life. After losing their friend, a group from Efrat decided to establish a fitting memorial to Fuld: a new

Naale: An Exceptional School Producing Outstanding Students

Set in lush and well-kept grounds, the Naale Elite Academy on the Mosenson Campus in Hod HaSharon has the feel of an early state Zionist community or perhaps even of somewhere outside of Israel.

However, the Mosenson students learn alongside an Israeli high-school and

Jack Stepner Has Tremendous Year At Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah

Jack Stepner is studying at Bnei Akiva’s Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah-Chovat Hatalmidim in Jerusalem. He grew up in Teaneck and attended Frisch School for high school. In the summers he attended Camp Morasha.

His next stop? Yeshiva University, though Jack is focusing on this year for

Iran Creating Dangerous Standoff in Mideast

In recent weeks, Iran and its proxies have begun operating under a new directive best described as a policy of controlled escalation. Still, the potential for miscalculation and regionwide conflict has grown considerably.

Responding to the chokehold of U.S. sanctions put in place by the

Jewish Groups Slam Ocasio-Cortez for Comparing US Border Control to ‘Concentration Camps’

(JNS) Outrage from pro-Israel and Jewish groups is growing at U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her remarks on her Instagram account that the United States is “running concentration camps on our southern border,” in reference to the Trump administration’s policies regarding illegal immigration.

New York Enacts Law Ending Religious Exemptions for Immunizations

(JNS) Amid a rampant measles outbreak, New York enacted a law on June 13 ending religious exemptions for vaccinations.

The current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in more than 25 years, according to the U.S.