Friday, July 01, 2022


Naftali Bennett Raises Spirits and the Sanctions

Haifa-born Naftali Bennett is the 41-year-old, former software entrepreneur who proposed a new mission and a new name— The Jewish Home—to a fading political party, was elected its leader and changed its future.

His parents, Modern Orthodox Jews from


Teaneck Mikvah Event Honors Miriam Feman

Teaneck—On any given weekday night in Teaneck area, especially in the winter, there is bound to be an event of some sort—a shiur, a parent-teacher conference, a fundraiser for an Israeli charity, an open house for a school, a parlor meeting—the possible list is endless. But no single event could ever possibly hope to attract the massive crowd that came out for


The Iran Deal On The Record & Analysis.

A deal between Iran and the P-5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) was reached Saturday night. The Iranians agreed to certain limitations on their nuclear program while the P-5+1 agreed to remove certain economic sanctions. The next negotiation, scheduled for six months from now depending on both sides’ adherence to the current


The Iran Deal On The Record & Analysis.

As one of the principles in the negotiations said, “Sir Winston Churchill once famously said, ‘To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.’” And so, in compliance with one of Great Britain’s greatest statesman, the P5 + 1 powers (U.S., Russia, China, England, France and Germany) this past Sunday signed an interim (six-month) agreement with Iran to halt its


YU Challenged by Financial Crisis

New York—Yeshiva University, the nation’s most prestigious Modern Orthodox institution for higher learning, is in dire financial straits.

In a recent e-mail to Yeshiva alumni, university President Richard Joel acknowledged that the school had been unable to achieve a balanced budget for the current academic year, despite efforts by his administration to cut


Brandeis and Syracuse Sever Ties with Al-Quds

(from combined services)

Boston—The ten-year-old relationship established by Brandeis University and Al-Quds University has been suspended by Brandeis, and Syracuse University in New York State is following suit and suspending their partnership with the Arab school as well.

Last week, there was a Nazi-style military rally at Al Quds University—where


Ban-Ki-Moon Visits Auschwitz

(combined services)

Poland—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mrs. Ban visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration and death camp and the Auschwitz Jewish Center last week. The Secretary-General was joined by two Holocaust survivors: Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council,


WJRO Launches Website on Poland Restitution

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) recently launched a new website— www.polishrestitution.org —renewing its calls for Poland to return private property stolen during the Holocaust and/or subsequently nationalized during the Communist era. The new website


Hey! U.N! Jewish Refugees Count, Too.

(JNS.org) NEW YORK—Jewish and Israeli leaders on Thursday urged greater attention for the plight of the 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries during a conference on the issue at the United Nations.

Israeli Minister of Energy and Water, Silvan Shalom, whose father was once the leader of the Jewish community of Gabes, Tunisia, said, “Over the last 65


Weinberg Foundation Helps Survivors with $4Mil More

New York—The Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (the Claims Conference or CC) has announced that the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will provide them with an additional $4 million through 2016. These funds, which the Claims Conference allocates for emergency assistance programs in the U.S. and Canada, are in addition to the $10 million, five-year


Claims Conference Sued Over East German Properties

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, popularly known as the Claims Conference, is under fire—from some of the very people it was created to serve.

The Conference, which handles restitution claims for Holocaust survivors, is already reeling from a major corruption scandal. It now faces a lawsuit in German courts by a group of survivors


Groups Ask US To Protect Access to Iraqi Jewish Archive

(JNS.org)Forty-two groups, led by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, recently released a statement calling on the U.S. government to assure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive, which America plans to return to Iraq, would be protected and continually accessible to Iraqi Jewish communities around the world.


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