Saturday, June 23, 2018


Aliza Ochs Is Learning and Growing at Michlala

Aliza Ochs is studying at Michlala Yerushalayim in the Bayit Vagan neighborhood of Jerusalem. She grew up in Passaic, attended Yeshivas Beis Hillel for elementary school, and Bruriah for high school. In the past, Aliza worked at Camp Sternberg as kitchen staff and as a counselor, and, more recently, she attended Camp

TeAMS Introduces Affiliate Beit Midrash Program for Observant Medical Students

(Courtesy of TeAMS) The Technion’s American Medical School (TeAMS) announces the launch of an affiliate medical beit medrash program, Beit Medrash Govoha for Medical Professionals.

The beit medrash program is under the distinguished rabbinical leadership of Rabbi Asher Weiss, shlit”a, a renowned

Israel’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Is on the Trail Of Goliath

(Courtesy of American Friends of Bar-Ilan) The biblical city of Gath, often referred to as “Gath of the Philistines,” was one of the five Philistine city-states established in northwestern Philistia. Gath is often mentioned in the Torah and its existence is confirmed by ancient Egyptian inscriptions. It is said to be

Trump Puts Syria on Notice

President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Trump was responding to a Russian warning on Tuesday that

Russian Foreign Ministry Summons Israeli Ambassador Over Latest Airstrike in Syria

(JNS) Israeli ambassador to Russia Gary Koren was summoned by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov this week regarding an airstrike that killed 14 people on a Russian military base in Syria.

Though Israel has not officially taken responsibility for the missile strike on the Tiyas, or

Guatemala to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Shortly After U.S. Opening

(JNS) Guatemala will purportedly move its embassy to Jerusalem just two days after the expected opening of the new United States embassy in Israel’s capital in May, as announced by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on his Facebook page this week.

“I met this morning with Ambassador Guatemala in Israel Sarah

Honduran President Cancels Participation in Israel’s 70th Anniversary Ceremony

(JNS) The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will not take part in a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day.

It was announced last week that Hernandez would become the first foreign leader to take part in the annual

Arab Students at Hebrew University Call for ‘Intifada’

(JNS) Arab students at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University called for “intifada” against Israel during a protest held last week at the university’s Mount Scopus campus in response to riots in Gaza.

“From Gaza a decision was made: intifada and victory; Oh, shahid, rest in your bed, we will continue

Extending the Lessons of Lag B’Omer

Sixty years after the destruction of the Second Temple, the 24,000 students of the legendary Rabbi Akiva perished during a terrible plague. Then, the tide turned—on the 33rd day of the Omer, Lag B’omer, they ceased dying.

As children, we learned that the students suffered this horrible

Inbal Hotel Expanded Concierge Service Creates Unique Experiences for Guests

(Courtesy of The Inbal Hotel) The Inbal, Jerusalem’s premier luxury hotel, has expanded its concierge department to help an increasing number of guests wanting to customize unique experiences in the city. Ariel Jerozolimski, the well-regarded concierge at The David Citadel in Jerusalem, heads the new department.

Ohr Torah Stone Marks International Agunah Day With ‘Cage’ Exhibit

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) In observance of Yom Ha’Agunah, this year held on the Fast of Esther, February 28, the Knesset called a special session to discuss the issue of prenuptial agreements. Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, an Ohr Torah Stone program, placed

CIJE Journey to the Startup Nation

Over the past decade, the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE), has been committed to improving and enriching the quality of general studies education, with an emphasis on STEM education, in Jewish schools throughout the United States. Currently, CIJE programs are being implemented in 210