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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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California Man Indicted for Plotting Synagogue Shooting

(Israel Hayom/JNS) A California man who threatened to carry out a mass shooting at a synagogue was arrested this week, local authorities said.

Ross Anthony Farca, 23, of Concord, Calif., had made repeated threats on his account

Toronto Jewish Community Invests $1 Million USD in ‘Shalom Corps’ Jewish Service Initiative

(Jewish Agency) Toward the end of May, Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, met with the leadership of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to formalize the Toronto Jewish community’s commitment of $1 million USD to

Batya Feman Makes the Most of Her Magical MMY Year

Batya Feman is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Baka, Jerusalem. She grew up in Teaneck, attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Beth Abraham. In the summers she’s attended Camp Dina and Camp HASC.

Her next

100th Trip to the Holy Land Tells the Story of Israel

“On my first trip to Israel, the furthest south we got to was Be’er Sheva, and when you disembarked the plane, you received food coupons because everything was rationed at the time,” reminisced Bob Levine of Teaneck, New Jersey, as he gazed across the colorful expanse of the Ramon Crater, located deep in the Negev

Dr. Miriam Adelson Receives Honorary Doctorate in Israel

(Courtesy of Bar-Ilan) Dr. Miriam Adelson, the distinguished physician, scientist and philanthropist who was awarded the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump, has now received an honorary doctoral degree from Israel’s Bar-Ilan University at a gala ceremony on its campus in Ramat Gan. The ceremony took

Yeshivas Mishkan HaTorah Offers Post Gap Year Learning in Yerushalayim

For many young men and women returning from one or two years of study in Israel post high school, referred to as their “gap year(s),” difficult decisions await them. Coming off their Israel experience, many realize that they wish to make their lives in Eretz Yisrael, or even just stay a little longer,

Buttigieg Promises to Re-Enter US Into Iran Nuclear Deal, Cut Aid Over West Bank Annexation

(JNS) Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump this week for withdrawing from the 2015 Iran deal in May 2018, saying that it was “close to a true ‘art of the deal,’” a reference to one of the president’s

US Reps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Purchase Iron Dome Air-Defense System

(JNS) U.S. Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday the U.S.-Israel Indirect Fire Protection Act of 2019 to authorize the Secretary of the Army to procure for the U.S. military two Iron Dome short-range air-defense-system

Government Turmoil Aside, Moldovan Premier Declares Embassy Move to Jerusalem

(JNS) Amid turmoil within Moldova’s government, the country’s prime minister announced this week that the Moldovan embassy in Israel will be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the Cabinet of Minister approved the sale of the plot of land for its construction.

Rep. Zeldin Expected to Reintroduce Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in Congress

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is expected to reintroduce the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in the near future, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told JNS.

The congressman has been an outspoken critic of

White House: Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to Attend Bahrain Summit

(JNS) Egypt, Jordan and Morocco are expected to attend the Bahrain economic summit on June 25-26 as part of the first part of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Mideast peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.

Williamsburg Yeshiva Shuttered Amid Worst US Measles Outbreak in 25 Years

(JNS) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in over 25 years, as the City of New York closed another yeshiva in Brooklyn due to failure to vaccinate students.

According to a report on