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After Texas, Jewish Security Network Launches ‘Be Aware’ Community Training Program

(JNS) The Secure Community Network—the safety and security organization of the Jewish community—launched a new training program to help protect community members from violence in the aftermath of the Texas hostage crisis that took place on January 15 during Shabbat.

“As we saw in Texas, we cannot

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Bennett to World Economic Forum: Iran an ‘Octopus of Terror and Instability’

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addressed the 2022 Davos World Economic Forum virtually this week, where he urged the international community to avoid financially supporting the Iranian regime.

“Iran is an

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Israel, US Successfully Test Arrow 3 Anti-Ballistic-Missile System

(JNS) Israel conducted a successful test of its Arrow 3 anti-ballistic-missile system this week, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), according to the Israeli Defense Ministry.

“This test was designed to

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Wins 2022 Genesis Prize

(JNS) Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has won this year’s Genesis Prize, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced.

The prize, referred to as the “Jewish Nobel Prize” by Time magazine, will be presented on June 29 by Israeli

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Marvel Series ‘Moon Knight’ to Feature First Overtly Jewish Superhero

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The highly anticipated Marvel superhero series “Moon Knight,” which is scheduled to debut on the streaming platform Disney+, has sparked a great deal of excitement among comic-book fans, among other reasons because it features, for the first time, a superhero who is overtly Jewish.

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‘It Didn’t Look Good’

Texas rabbi describes escape from gunman in synagogue hostage situation.

When Malik Faisal Akram knocked on the glass doors at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday morning, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker thought he looked like he could use a little

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World Zionist Organization and Bar-Ilan University Launch Enrichment Study for Jewish High Schoolers

Participants will be eligible to earn academic credit from Bar-Ilan University.

(Courtesy of WZO and BIU) The Department of Hebrew and Culture of the World Zionist Organization and Bar-Ilan University today announced a new partnership that will boost Hebrew

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Teaneck’s Yalla Gets Spammed by BDS Haters

On January 9, Teaneck Israeli restaurant Yalla experienced a sudden drop in its Google review ratings. A flood of one-star reviews with profane comments had appeared at the very top, bringing Yalla’s rating down by two full stars. But what was peculiar about these reviews was not their seemingly spontaneous

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Major Jewish Groups Urge Senate to Take Immediate Action to Replenish Iron Dome

(JNS) A dozen major Jewish organizations spanning the religious and political spectrum are urging the U.S. Senate to quickly approve funding for the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense system.

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved (420-9) legislation last September to provide

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NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Arrests Suspect for Attack on Two Jewish Men

(JNS) Detectives with the New York City Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force arrested Suleiman Othman, a 27-year-old man from Staten Island, for assaulting two Jewish men in Brooklyn late last month.

Othman is being

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Israeli Expert Urges Better Disaster Readiness Following Cyprus Quake

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook Cyprus early on January 11, and which was felt throughout Israel, again raised the question of the Jewish state’s preparedness for major tremor.

Israel is one of

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Israel Donates $500,000 to Afghan Refugees as Part of UN-Led Effort

(JNS) Israel donated $500,000 to the United Nations to pay for food, medical treatment and other aid for Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said.

Alon Ushpiz, director-general of the ministry, said Israel is proud to be part of the international effort to help Afghan refugees after the

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