Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Sheldon Adelson Dies at 87

(JNS) Sheldon Adelson, the multi-billionaire casino mogul, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at the age of 87.

Miriam Adelson, Sheldon’s wife, said in a statement that her husband died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.


Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization

It has been more than a decade since Turkey and Israel, once strategic partners, broke up badly, with an angry Ankara passionately vowing to isolate Israel internationally. It has also been exactly four years since the two countries decided to give peace a chance once more and appointed ambassadors. They would have to pack up and


Andrew Shafer Shteigs at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah

Andrew Shafer is studying at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in the Aish Gesher program in the Old City by the Kotel. He was born and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and attended Moriah in Englewood for elementary school and SAR Academy for high school. His family davens at East Hill Synagogue in Englewood.


Meir Panim: Redefining Giving With Dignity

COVID-19 has altered all our lives irrevocably, but for the Meir Panim organization, which for 20 years has been feeding Israel’s hungry, it has upended operations, forcing them to come up with creative solutions. “We’d always received donations of fruit and vegetables, but all our cooked


Violence Erupts in DC

As the U.S. Senate prepared to certify the results of the presidential election on Wednesday, January 6, protestors stormed the Capitol grounds, with hundreds of people crowding the steps and several gaining access to the building. Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden called for the crowds to


Pollard Lands in Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (l) greets Jonathan Pollard upon his arrival in Israel on December 30, 2020. (Credit: JNS.org)


Ashreinu: An Israeli Yeshiva With NJ Roots

If you’re a New Jersey yeshiva high school student or their parent and, in checking out options for gap-year programs in Israel, you find something strangely familiar about Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh—no, it’s not your imagination. It’s the school’s strong roots in New Jersey.

Three of the Yeshiva’s administrators/instructors


Home at Last: Jonathan Pollard Arrives in Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Jonathan Pollard landed in Israel early Wednesday morning, December 30, one month after his parole restrictions were lifted and five years after he was released from U.S. federal prison after serving 30 years for spying for Israel. He was accompanied on the flight by his wife, Esther. Due to Esther’s


Israel’s President Rivlin: ‘ADI’S Inclusive Village Is a Slice of Godliness’

(Courtesy of ADI) On December 17, 2020, the seventh day of Chanukah, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, the state-of-the-art residential and rehabilitative village in Israel’s south, to light Chanukah candles with the residents—children, adolescents and adults with severe


Israel Leads the Way in Vaccine Rollout

Israel is so far the fastest country in inoculating its population against the novel coronavirus.

Our World in Data, a global, aggregated database on COVID-19, presented a comprehensive picture of the state of COVID-19 inoculations around the world. On a scale of the number of COVID-19


US-Israeli Delegation Makes History in Morocco, Signs Diplomatic and Economic Deals

(JNS) A joint Israeli-American delegation met with senior officials in Morocco this week, as part of a move to normalize relations between Israel and Morocco.

Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, senior adviser to the U.S. president Jared Kushner and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser


Cuomo Orders State Officials To Assist Jewish Day School After Anti-Semitic Hacking

(JNS) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered state officials from the Division of Human Rights and the Cyber Incident Response Team to provide assistance to the North Shore Hebrew Academy school community in the wake of a disturbing anti-Semitic hacking attack, which is being investigated by