Friday, May 29, 2020


Michal Katz Is Loving Life at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Michal Katz, daughter of Avi and Rebecca Katz, grew up in Teaneck and after graduating from Yeshivat Frisch last year, is now learning at Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum. Katz was chosen to be a member of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s first cohort of the Matmidot Scholars program. In addition to a special program in


House Passes Bill With $3.3 Billion For Israel, Jewish-Related Priorities

(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.37 trillion appropriations bill this week that includes the annual $3.3 billion in security assistance to Israel. It also addresses other Jewish and Israel-related priorities.

No U.S. aid will go to the Palestinian Authority. There is also no U.S.


Senate Passes Measure Giving $500 Million in Aid to Israel; Sanctions Iran and Assad

(JNS) The U.S. Senate passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week, which includes U.S.-Israel missile-defense cooperation and up to $25 million for U.S.-Israel counter-unmanned aerial-systems cooperation, as well as sanctioned President Bashar Assad’s regime in


Jersey City Official Urged To Resign After Anti-Semitic Rant on Social Media

(JNS) Calls for the resignation of a Jersey City, N.J., board of education member are mounting after she seemed to support the attack on a kosher supermarket and blamed Jews for the rise of hate in that city.

Joan Terrell made her hate-filled rant on Facebook in response to a Dec. 14 column on InsiderNJ


AMIT Students Hit Social Media Denouncing Domestic Violence

(Courtesy of AMIT) Students from AMIT HaOfek Technological High School joined activists around the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a campaign aimed at raising awareness about gender-based violence.

Members of the student council at the AMIT


Talmud Israeli’s Premier Chidon Olami Features Local Contestants

On Sunday morning, December 15, the Jerusalem Theater reverberated with the exciting sounds of Torah as it hosted the Premier Chidon Olami, the worldwide contest of Talmud Israeli (TI).

The gathering included family and friends of the 15 finalist duos as well as hundreds of excited


Trump to Sign Executive Order Addressing Anti-Semitism in U.S. Education, Particularly on Campus

(JNS) At press time, U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to sign an executive order addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred toward Jews in education in the United States.

The measure is particularly focused on activities on American college campuses, where the anti-Israel BDS movement has


Natan Sharansky Receives 2020 Genesis Prize

(JNS) Natan Sharansky, the former Russian Prisoner of Zion who would later become head of Israel’s Jewish Agency, was named the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize in recognition of his “extraordinary lifelong struggle for human rights, political freedom and his service to the Jewish


Knesset Officially Dissolves, Leaving MKs to Vote on Election Day Date

(Ynetnews) The Knesset was officially dissolved at midnight Wednesday as the deadline to form a new government passed, almost three months after Israel last went to the polls.

Israeli law states that should no government be formed within the allotted period after an election, parliament is dissolved and


Shock! 13 Nations Support Israel at UN

On September 22, 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the UN General Assembly and said that he had a message that would shock the audience: “Israel has a bright future at the UN.”

“So when it comes to Israel at the UN, you’d probably think nothing will ever


Bloomberg Presidential Campaign Becomes First to Hire Jewish Liaison for 2020 Cycle

(JNS) The presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hired writer Abigail Pogrebin as director of Jewish outreach, becoming the first 2020 campaign to employ such a role.

Bloomberg announced his candidacy last week, becoming the fourth Jewish candidate in the now


Rep. Rashida Tlaib Compares U.S.-Mexico Border Situation to Gaza Strip

(JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend compared the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border to that of Gaza and Israel.

“Do you know what I saw at the border? I saw Gaza,” said Tlaib, the first Palestinian American