Friday, August 19, 2022


Rosh Chodesh Riot at the Kotel

Jerusalem—Violence at the Kotel by a few dozen Haredi men drew attention from a massive, polite protest on Rosh Chodesh Sivan, May 10th that brought thousands of Haredi and  dati leumi women to the Kotel under the auspices of a group called Women 4 Wall.

The mass gathering was triggered a few weeks ago when the Israeli Supreme Court handed down a


Dershowitz Booed at JPost Confab

New York—Blogging on Huffington Post about the Jerusalem Post conference he attended in New York recently, Harvard professor and pro-Israel defense attorney Alan Dershowitz wrote, “There is a small number of extremely vocal right-wing Jews who believe that retaining the entire West Bank is more important than trying to make peace with the Palestinians. There are


Yeshivat Noam Honors Six at 11th Annual Dinner

On Tuesday evening, Feb 26th, over 600 Yeshivat Noam parents, faculty and friends gathered at Congregation Keter Torah to celebrate the school’s Eleventh Annual Dinner.  Pictured here are the distinguished honorees (from left to right) Faculty Recognition Awardee Amy Kagedan, Community Service Awardees Rebecca and Jeremy Kurz, Board President Dov Adler, Principal


Congratulations and best wishes to the Jewish Link of Bergen County

Congratulations and best wishes to the Jewish Link of Bergen County, on the launch of their newspaper and website devoted to the growing Jewish communities in our County.   I wish them well as they offer fresh perspectives on Jewish events, culture and issues that are important to our residents.

Mazel tov!

Sincerely, Loretta Weinberg


Moderate PA Prime Minister Fayyad Steps Down, Not Out

In an interview with Roger Cohen of the New York Times, outgoing Prime Minister Fayyad said that the Palestinian “story is a story of failed leadership... It is incredible that the fate of the Palestinian people has been in the hands of leaders so entirely casual, so guided by spur-of-the-moment decisions, without seriousness. We don’t strategize, we cut


White House: Assad Regime Behind Chemical Weapons Use

Washington—AP-TIME reports that the White House believes it is highly likely that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, not the rebel opposition, was behind the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Spokesman Jay Carney told the press, “We are highly skeptical of suggestions that the opposition could have or did use chemical weapons....We find it highly likely that


Bunker Busters Redesigned to Deal with Iran

New York—The weapons Israel did not get in its most recent deal with the United States were bunker busters, bombs designed to penetrate deep into mountains and deep tunnels. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that the biggest bunker busters have been redesigned with enhancements that will allow them to penetrate Iran’s deepest and most heavily fortified nuclear


Glenn Beck Depicts Mayor Bloomberg in Nazi-Style Salute at NRA

Houston—ABC News reports Glenn Beck attacked New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and depicting the mayor giving what appears to be a Nazi salute at the recent National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston.

Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, said, “Glenn Beck, the keynote speaker at the NRA’s annual convention, trivializes the


Google Palestine

Jerusalem—Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin wrote to Google CEO Larry Page recently urging the company to rescind its decision to refer to the Palestinian territories as “Palestine” on all its products. “By so doing,” Elkin wrote, “Google is in essence recognizing the existence of a Palestinian state. Such a decision, is in my opinion, not only


PEW Research Polls Reveal Changing Attitudes in Israel

Washington, DC—The Pew Research Center did face-to-face interviews with 922 Israelis and 810 Palestinians in March and April of this year. The results showed a positive shift in attitude towards resumption of the peace process among Israelis, but not so among Palestinians. (The margin of error runs between 4.4-4.6.) However, among the key findings of the survey is


Iran, Egypt, Other Muslim Countries Top Violators of Religious Freedom

(JNS.org) Iran, Egypt and several other Muslim nations are among the world’s top violators of religious freedom, particularly for their anti-Christian and anti-Semitic persecution, according to the 2013 annual report released by the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

The report singled out Iran’s theocratic leaders,


Helping Hand for Kosher Food Banks

New York— In a recently issued statement to announce legislation introduced to both houses of Congress, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Joe Crowley (D-Queens) said their goal is to “ensure that kosher food pantries receive adequate supply of food for hungry families as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). With an estimated

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