Friday, May 20, 2022


Israel Approves Proposal to Consider Revoking Terrorists’ Families’ State Pensions

(JNS) Israel’s Cabinet approved a proposal to establish a team that will formulate policy on revoking state pensions and other benefits from the families of terrorists who are residents and citizens of Israel.

The proposal, put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair


Eighteen Democrats Raise Concerns About Looming Iran Deal

(Courtesy of the Office of Josh Gottheimer) On April 6, 18 Democratic Members of Congress joined together to raise critical concerns about the looming Iran deal. Reports indicate that the U.S. has reached the last phase of the Vienna negotiations with Iran—the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.


Healing Strangers in the Middle of a War Zone

Israeli field hospital treating civilians in Ukraine is ‘a landmark in the history of Israeli aid overseas.’

For a moment, Yoel Har-Even was distracted. We were speaking via Zoom from Israel’s Shining Star field hospital in western Ukraine, and a siren


Soroka Medical Center, Israel’s Most Strategic Hospital, Leads Emergency Response for Ukraine

(Courtesy of Soroka Medical Center) Clalit Health Services, Israel’s largest HMO, is coordinating with the State of Israel to provide on-site medical care to serve the people of Ukraine. Soroka Medical Center is leading Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine with its doctors currently on-site, and providing medical


Meeting Ukrainian Refugees On My Visit to Poland

We all have backpacks. For school. For trips. For everyday necessities.

These refugees have nothing.

They simply got up and left all that they have known, taking whatever they can.

And that backpack, that backpack that we


President of Moldova Thanks Jewish Community for Care of Refugees

On April 6, the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu met with Rabbi Zushe Abelsky, chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Moldova, to thank him for his efforts to absorb thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing Ukraine, as well as for the construction of five refugee camps. These camps are not only housing


Canada’s Immigration System Is Helping Ukraine

Soon after the first Russian bomb landed in Ukraine, I reached out to one of our firm’s clients to ask about his family back home. This client happens to be a Ukrainian residing in the U.S., and we had been helping him with an unrelated legal matter. The client called me back and described a scene for his family, trapped in


Hillside/Elizabeth Communities Mark Rebbe’s 120th Birthday

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Sora Levinson, emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Ukraine, shared her efforts and accomplishments in spreading Yiddishkeit there over the past 20 years.

She spoke of her experiences fleeing with her large family from war-torn Ukraine. She left the crowd with


In Rare Ruling, Rabbis Uphold Woman’s Divorce, But Deem Her Ex Still Married

After a ‘chained’ woman’s ex-husband claims he deliberately botched divorce ritual,
rabbinic court says she’s still single, but he must issue another ‘get’ if he wants to remarry.

In a highly irregular, seemingly


Charedi Students Rock International Robotics Competition

Charedi education in Israel celebrated another landmark recently when the Netzach primary school in Bet Shemesh did outstandingly well in Israel’s national Lego League Robotics Challenge.

Netzach Educational Network CEO Rabbi Menachem Bombach said: “My dream is to


Negev’s First-Ever Rehabilitation Hospital Opens at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran

The Harvey And Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center to increase Israel’s rehab offerings dramatically, bring quality care to the residents of the south, and create more housing and jobs in the Negev.

(Courtesy of ADI Israel) On Tuesday, April 12, the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran


Bennett Loses Majority

Yamina MK Idit Silman resigns over entry of chametz into hospitals during Pesach; Coalition members say the government will “hang on” until March 2023.

Coalition chairwoman and Yamina Knesset member Idit Silman on Wednesday, April 6, confirmed her resignation, and

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