Saturday, December 04, 2021


Making a House a Home for a Family in Need

Volunteer EMTs take it upon themselves to raise money and renovate the house of a family in need.

Two weeks ago, on Saturday night, United Hatzalah volunteers helped a woman give birth to her 16th child in her home in Geula,


Gantz and US Lawmakers Discuss Region’s ‘Pressing Challenges’; Lapid Meets With J Street Delegates

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with a bipartisan delegation of U.S. Congress members this week in Shlomi, a town in northern Israel near the Lebanese border.

The meeting occurred at the newly unveiled Rafael Defense Systems’ factory in the area.



US, Israeli Officials Hold ‘Constructive Discussion’ On NGO Terror Designation

(JNS) U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the Biden administration had a “constructive discussion” with an Israeli delegation that visited last week to present information behind the decision to blacklist six Palestinian NGOs.


Ra’am Party Leader Mansour Abbas Meets in Amman With Jordan’s King Abdullah

(JNS) Ra’am party chairman Mansour Abbas met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman this week, reported Israel’s Channel 12 news.

According to an additional report by Walla, sources in the office of Prime Minister


Erdan Holds Event at UN to Bolster Relations Between Israel and Africa

(JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan held a program this week to showcase Israel’s technology and boost ties between the Jewish state and Africa.

The event, held in collaboration with Innovation: Africa and its founder Sivan Ya’ari, was attended by 25 ambassadors from Africa at


Austria Dedicates Memorial to Murdered Jews

On the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht and in a clear gesture that it is finally taking public responsibility for its past, the government of Austria unveiled the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial, its first public Holocaust memorial. Located in Ostarrichi Park in the center of Vienna, it pays tribute to the 64,440 Austrian Jewish


Israel Welcomes Back Individual Tourists

(Israel21c) This is the moment that so many travelers—and Israel’s tourism industry—have been waiting for since the pandemic shut out much of foreign travel through Ben-Gurion International Airport in March 2020.

As of Nov. 1, Israel reopened for individual travelers from all


Syria Reports Second Israeli Strike Near Damascus

(JNS) Israel launched a missile strike early on Wednesday, November 3, on targets near the town of Zakiyah in Rif Dimashq Governorate, southwest of Damascus,
according to Syrian state media.

The missiles were launched


Erdan Replies to Palestinian Letter to UN Complaining Of Terror-Labeled NGOs

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan responded on Monday, November 1, to two letters sent by the Palestinian Authority to the United Nations complaining about Israel’s recent designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations.


Jewish Leaders, Holocaust Survivors Livid Over Auction Of Nazi Prisoner Stamps

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Jewish leaders and Holocaust survivors expressed outrage after an auction house in Jerusalem offered for sale a set of needle stamps used by Nazis during World War II to tattoo numbers on the arms of Jewish prisoners at the Auschwitz extermination camp.

“How can it be that the


Just One Chesed Runs Jerusalem Marathon

(Courtesy of Just One Chesed) On October 29, nearly 500 participants joined the Jerusalem Marathon on behalf of Just One Chesed (the largest team in the marathon). This was the first marathon since March 2019. Participating on team Just One Chesed was Beatie Deutsch (@MARATHONMOTHER), who won the


New Program Brings Halachic Study To Female International Community

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) For generations, Jewish leaders have been tasked with addressing communal, familial and halachic questions from their community. Often with personal and private questions, religious women sometimes felt uncomfortable approaching rabbis, opting to either ask the question through a male

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