Thursday, February 02, 2023


Rabbi Schacter Reflects on a First-of-Its-Kind Selichot Reader

Highlighting: The Koren Selichot Minhag Lita introduction and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter. Koren Publishers Jerusalem; Bilingual edition (August 1, 2022); Language: Hebrew, English; Hardcover: 1,314 pages; ISBN-10:  9657766680; ISBN-13: 978-9657766682.



Eretz Hakodesh Chairman Calls for Freeze of Funds Transfer to Reform Movement

The freeze was requested in light of findings of an investigation against MK Gilad Kariv.

(Courtesy of Eretz Hakodesh) The chairman of the Eretz Hakodesh movement, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, called upon the Israeli Supreme Court to place an immediate hold on the transfer of NIS 30 million to


Preserving and Transmitting Yiddish Culture in Israel, From a Tel Aviv Bus Station

Less than a century ago, Yiddish, referred to as “mame loshen” (mother tongue), was spoken and understood as a primary language by an estimated 11 million Jews. Yiddish literature, music and theater, thrived. However, due in large part to factors such as assimilation and the Shoah, Yiddish and Yiddish culture suffered unfathomable


Lapid to King Abdullah: Israel Committed to Halting Terrorism Ahead of High Holidays

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid met with Jordanian King Abdullah II on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Lapid expressed the need for “calming the situation on the ground and halting terrorism” ahead of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays, according to a statement


Central Bureau of Statistics: Israel’s Population Nears 10 Million

(JNS) The population of Israel is just over 9.5 million people ahead of Rosh Hashanah, according to data issued by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

The country has a population of 9.593 million people, according


NY Man Charged With Hate Crime for Antisemitic Assault

(JNS) A New York City resident was arraigned on Sept. 15 before a Queens Criminal Court judge for allegedly attacking and shouting antisemitic remarks at a Jewish man in the Far Rockaway neighborhood two days earlier..



Body of Palestinian Suspected Of Killing Elderly Woman in Terror Attack Found in Tel Aviv

(JNS) The body of the Palestinian suspected of murdering an 84-year-old Israeli woman in a terror attack was discovered in the heart of Tel Aviv the next morning, the Israel Police said.

Initial indications were that the


UK Ambassador ‘Optimistic’ King Charles Will Visit Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) British Ambassador to Israel Neil Wigan expressed hope this week that King Charles would visit Israel during his reign.

Speaking to Israel Hayom, Wigan, who was in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, said that King Charles has a good and warm relationship with the Jewish


NY Mayor Says Federal Intervention Welcome To Help Fight Hate Crimes Against Jews

Eric Adams said recent state reforms are designed to protect criminals.

New York Mayor Eric Adams has said that he would welcome federal intervention to help fight the city’s wave of antisemitic hate crimes.

Adams held a roundtable discussion at City Hall


Hidabroot Empire Continues Bringing Our Estranged Brothers Home

(Courtesy of Hidabroot) The “Hidabroot” teshuva movement, established at the urging of prominent rabbanim and gedolei Yisroel, led by HaRav Wosner, ztl, runs one of the biggest channels on Israeli media and is followed by millions of Jews around the world.

Yidden around the world, of all types and


Masa Releases Report Revealing Long-Term Israel Programs as Key to Jewish Continuity

The report, based on an Impact:NPO study, sheds light on the transformative impact of long-term Israel programs in fostering deep community engagement among unengaged Jewish young adults.

(Courtesy of Masa) Masa Israel Journey, a joint initiative of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency and a


Announcing the Ari Fuld Lion of Zion Prize 2022/5783

(Courtesy of The Ari Fuld Project) It was the Second Lebanon War. A battalion of IDF soldiers was moving forward on a city street as enemy fire rained upon them from a position above them. Ari Fuld and his unit ran into the field of fire to assist those soldiers. After 30 minutes, Ari’s unit was called back to help their own

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