Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Gantz: Preliminary Investigation Indicates Al Jazeera Journalist Wasn’t Killed by IDF Fire

(JNS and combined sources) Israel’s defense minister said that preliminary findings from the military’s investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin indicate that she was not killed by Israeli forces.


Lufthansa Apologizes for Preventing Number of Jewish Passengers From Flying

(JNS) Germany’s leading airline Lufthansa has apologized for keeping more than 100 identifiably Jewish individuals from flying with the airline last week from Germany to Hungary.

The passengers had been en route from John F.


Rabbi Punched, Kicked in Pre-Shabbat Attack in Brooklyn

(JNS) The New York City Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a violent antisemitic attack on a rabbi in Brooklyn on May 6 that resulted in the victim being hospitalized.

Rabbi Yehoshua Lefkowitz, 32, was


Israel to Start Its Own Web Domain in Hebrew

(JNS) The Israel Internet Association has announced that it is launching a new domain,.Israel, which will allow users to enter Internet addresses in Hebrew.

The association is allowing trademark holders to pre-register for


IDF Intercepts Attempt to Smuggle in Submachine Guns, Ammunition From Lebanon

(JNS) The Israel Defense Forces announced that it thwarted an attempt to smuggle submachine guns and ammunition into Israel from Lebanon.

According to the Israeli military, observation soldiers detected suspects approaching Israel from Lebanon in the vicinity of the Ghajar border town. The suspects threw


Jewish and Pro-Israel Groups React to Appointment of New White House Press Secretary

American Jewish organizations are divided in their reception of the new White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, who has a history of taking anti-Israel positions, with criticism of the appointment coming mostly from right-leaning Jewish groups, who think that the White House is further exacerbating the out-of-control rise in


AMIT Student From Tzfat Wins International Chidon HaTanach Competition

(Courtesy of AMIT) Dvir Chaim Martzbach, a 12th-grade student from AMIT Florin Taman High School for Boys, Tzfat, was the winner of Israel’s International Chidon HaTanach competition. AMIT is Israel’s premier network of schools, educating 44,000 children each year across 110 schools in 31 cities.


EFRAT Empowers Women and Builds Families

EFRAT organization expands its activity in Israel.

(Courtesy of EFRAT) For over four decades, the EFRAT organization, under the leadership of the devoted Dr. Eli Schussheim z”l, has been saving Jewish babies by giving their mothers the ability to overcome their distress and make the best choices for


No Student Left Behind: 20 Gap Year Programs Participate In Annual Mizrachi Campaign


(Courtesy of Mizrachi) World Mizrachi’s Yeshivot and Seminaries Department will host its third annual online fundraiser, Campaign for Yeshivot & Seminaries in Israel, from May 15 through May 16. This year, World Mizrachi, the umbrella group for religious Zionism globally, is aiming to raise several million dollars for


Israel Remembers Its Fallen

Israel’s Memorial Day, Yom HaZi­karon, officially began at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, May 3, with the sound of the siren for one minute followed by a ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.

President Isaac Herzog in a speech at the Western Wall Plaza echoed remarks made earlier


For Shavuot Programs & Kosher Summer Vacation, My Jewish Listings Has the Info You Need

Shavuot, which commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, is approaching. The holiday takes place seven weeks after Passover because it is believed the Jews received the Torah seven weeks after their exodus from Egypt. It is one of the most joyous occasions on the Jewishcalendar.

This year, Shavuot


R. Zechariah Wallerstein, z"l, Passes Away at 64

(VINnews) Popular educator and speaker Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein passed away on Monday morning, May 2.

Rabbi Wallerstein was famous for being the founder of the Ohr Naava institute. After seeing tremendous success, the organization grew into an umbrella organization composed of numerous

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