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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Israel/World

WayFind Goes to Israel to Meet With Seminary Girls

(Courtesy of WayFind) Many seminary girls return home from their year in Israel unsure about what to do next. Understandably, they are nervous about making a decision that will impact the rest of their lives and are not really sure how to make that decision. There are so many options. Do I even know all of the options? Which will I

House Delays Vote on Anti-Semitism Bill

(JLNJ Staff and combined sources) At press time it was reported that House Democrats would not vote on an anti-Semitism resolution on Wednesday as planned, as they were still refining the language of the measure, with multiple members saying it was likely to be broadened to reject other forms of religious bigotry such as

Is Israel Yeshiva Overcrowding a Drawback of Communal Growth?

Our Israeli seminary/yeshiva system has rejected a number of students due to what they explain is overcrowding. After 12 or more years in the yeshiva system, my 18-year-old, who wanted to continue learning for an additional year to develop his spirituality, closeness to Hashem, Torah learning and love of Israel, was told

US Sanctions Paramilitary Group Based in Iraq and Backed by Iran

(JNS) The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned the Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary group Harakat al-Nujaba.

The group’s secretary general, Akram al-Kaabi, “has said he would overthrow the Iraqi government if ordered to do so by

When Waze Doesn’t Know the Way

We know it is Israeli and we know it is amazing. Who doesn’t drive with Waze these days? Every time we look at that map on our phone as we are driving we shep nachat from where the system came from, and we now consider Susan (our chosen voice) a good family friend. However, she recently let us down for the second time. The first

Mayors From Around the World Form Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism, BDS

(JNS) Mayors from around the world have announced a coalition to combat anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment.

Announcing the launch last week of a Global Mayors Coalition Against Hate, Antisemitism and BDS were Mayor Uwe Becker of Frankfurt, Germany; Mayor Gabriel Groisman of Bal Harbour, Florida.; and

New Pre-Military Academy to Ease Transition to IDF Service for Religious English-Speakers

When David Breau, currently a resident of Englewood, graduated college, he couldn’t pass up what seemed to him like an historic opportunity to join the IDF and defend the State of Israel and the Jewish people. So he became one of the thousands of young Diaspora Jews to enlist as a lone soldier. At the

My Goal Is to Give 100 Percent of Myself to Everything I Do

(Courtesy of AMIT) “My goal is to give 100 percent of myself to everything I do,” says the top cyber student.

When a new cyber program was introduced in the middle of last year, the students at AMIT Technological High School in Ashdod were pretty surprised. They hadn’t heard much about it

Taking Jewish Thought Into the 21st Century in Jerusalem

Out of all the full scholarship programs within the Naale network of boarding schools in Israel, Dror is one of the most ambitious. Located in Kiryat Moshe, with dorms in the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem, it particularly shines as a unique high school among the other Orthodox schools, both in Israel and the

Daniel Honickman Is Doing the ‘Israel Experience’ at Bar Ilan

Daniel Honickman is studying at the Bar Ilan Israel Experience in Ramat Gan. He grew up on the Upper East Side and moved to Teaneck after graduating middle school. He attended Manhattan Day School for elementary school and TABC for high school. His family davens at Beth Aaron. This past summer he had an incredibly

Bennett: Only the Right Can Resist

New Right Party chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett warned that the Trump administration’s peace plan posed a danger to Israel following remarks by Trump adviser Jared Kushner about the plan.

“Kushner’s words prove what we already knew: the day after the elections, the

Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Focuses on ‘Drawing Borders’

(JNS) White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told Sky News Arabia this week that the highly anticipated U.S. Mideast peace plan will be about “drawing the borders” between the Israelis and the Palestinians, in addition to resolving fundamental issues surrounding the 70-plus-year tension.

“What we