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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Israel/World

Tehila Carl Is Learning and Growing at Darkaynu

Tehila Carl is spending her gap year studying at Darkaynu. She is from Teaneck and graduated from SINAI at Maayanot. Just as her classmates were pursuing their options for a year of serious learning in Israel, Tehila was also interested in this next step. This is exactly why Darkaynu was created.

Jerusalem College of Technology’s Physics Olympiad Spotlights Religious Scientists of the Future

(Courtesy of Jerusalem College of Technology) The talents of the religious scientists of the future were on full display as more than 100 yeshiva students from around Israel participated in Jerusalem College of Technology’s (JCT) sixth annual Physics Olympiad last week.

Nissim, Police Help ALEH Spotlight Disability Inclusion at 2019 Jerusalem Marathon

Six hundred ALEH supporters, including high schoolers from across Israel, promote inclusion and quality care for Israel’s disability community.

(Courtesy of ALEH) For ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, the

Reps. Gottheimer, Kustoff Introduce Action to List of Iranian Oligarchs, Entities

(JNS) U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) introduced the Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act earlier this week.

If enacted, it would require the Treasury and State departments, as well as the director of national intelligence, to “identify and compile a list of

Pompeo, Kushner Discuss Upcoming Mideast Peace Proposal With Jordanian King

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the Trump administration’s upcoming Mideast peace plan this week with Jordanian King Abdullah, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. source familiar with the

Cornell President Rejects BDS, Refuting Student Group’s Push to Divest From Israel

(JNS) The president of Cornell University has refuted calls from the school’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter for the university to divest from Israel.

“While I appreciate your dedication to the issues that are

NASA to Include Israeli-Manufactured Radiation Suit

(JNS) NASA will include a radiation suit produced by the Israeli firm StemRad Ltd. for its Orion Exploration-Mission 1, scheduled for June 2020, according to a blog post published last week on the European Space Agency’s website.

 

He Left His Soldiers to Save a Life

(Courtesy of Ezer Mizion) IDF Company Sergeant Major Ofek Yishai was in the midst of drill exercises with his soldiers in the artillery corps when he got the phone call that would change his life—and the life of a complete stranger. The phone call was from Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry, informing him that he was a match

Atara Rothwachs Is Loving Her Year at MMY

Atara Rothwachs is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Jerusalem. She grew up in Bergenfield, attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Ohr HaTorah.

Her next stop? Touro.

Why did

More Than 300 Israeli Women Participate in Israel’s Largest Event to Support Agunot

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone’s second annual “Women Moving Mountains” (“Eshet Hamidbar”) hike brought together more than 300 women from across Israel to show their support and to advocate on behalf of the plight faced by agunot—women trapped in Jewish marriages against their

Leket: Food Loss Affects Cost of Living, Increases Food Prices by 11 Percent

(Courtesy of Leket) Leket Israel, in partnership with BDO, released its Fourth Annual Food Waste and Rescue Report. The report presents, for the first time in Israel, a detailed model for the estimation of food loss in the household consumption sector, its value and impact on households in Israel and how Israelis compare to other

Center for Kehilla Development Teaches Potential Rabbis How to Serve Their Communities

From the outside, the Center for Kehilla Development (CKD) Ramat Eshkol building seems rather nondescript. But inside the Jerusalem-based hub of rabbinic studies, there is a passionate flurry of activity — where young men are delving into the depths of the Torah for not only their own personal