Monday, March 01, 2021


The Inferno on Sorotzkin

The following article is based on a Monsey Mevaser exclusive interview with a former Monsey resident currently living in Yerushalayim where the fire occurred.

Before beginning, let us take a brief tour of the neighborhood. Rechov Sorotzkin is in the


Finding Joy After Tragedy

The third of Kislev, this year Thursday, November 19, marked a bittersweet occasion for the Rimel/Gantz family, residents of Teaneck, Chicago’s Jewish community, and Neve Tzuf in the Binyamin area. Exactly one year ago, four members of the Rimel family, father Ephraim, mother Tzippy, son Etai and infant Noam Rachel, were


Israel Moves Closer to Elections as Bill to Disband Knesset Passes in Plenum

(JPost) The short term of the 23rd Knesset came one key step closer to completion this week, when MKs from the opposition and Blue and White passed Knesset dispersal bills.

The bills were only passed in their preliminary readings, so they must pass three more times in the plenum and three times in the


NYT: Sudan-Israel Deal Could Collapse Unless Congress Passes Immunity Bill

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The U.S.-brokered normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan from October may not be implemented unless Sudan is granted legal immunity over its terrorist past, The New York Times reported this week.


Saudi Arabia Officially Allows Israeli Airliners To Fly Over Airspace to UAE, Bahrain

(JNS) Saudi Arabia announced this week that Israeli airliners can use its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Until now, Israeli airliners did not have permanent approval for direct flights to traverse Saudi airspace. Reportedly, the change was made following a visit to Saudi Arabia by White House senior officials Jared Kushner and Avi


World Mizrachi Secures $2 Million for Masa Scholarships

(Courtesy of World Mizrachi) World Mizrachi was recently able to secure $2 million for Masa Israel grants and scholarships for North American Orthodox Jewish families to help defray the costs of tuition for their children’s gap-year programs. This achievement followed major cuts to Masa funding from the Jewish Agency, which due


Biden Names Foreign Policy Team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named his top foreign policy staff this week. He announced, as expected, that Antony Blinken would serve as secretary of state.

“We have no time to lose when it comes to our national security and foreign policy,” the president-elect said in a press release.


Tlaib Accused of Anti-Semitism Over Response to Biden’s Secretary of State Pick

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) sparked controversy this week and drew accusations of anti-Semitism after criticizing President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment for secretary of state, Antony Blinken.

After former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager


Israel Sends Delegation to Sudan for Talks On Economic, Humanitarian Cooperation

(JNS) Israel sent a delegation to Sudan this week for talks on expanding economic and humanitarian cooperation, reported Reuters .

According to the report, a source confirmed that the delegation met with members of the


Palestinian Official Says Salaries For Terrorists Will Continue; Gives Opposite Message to US Media

(JNS) A Palestinian Authority official told The New York Times on Nov. 21 that the P.A. would be changing its policy of rewarding terrorists with salaries based on the length of their prison sentence, and instead provide money on the basis of the needs of each individual terrorist’s family.



Post-Shabbat Chabad Gathering Becomes World’s Longest Zoom Event

Rabbis from around the world in marathon ‘farbrengen.’

It was a Zoom call that was only supposed to last one day, yet as it nears three days of continuous conversation and celebration, it shows no sign of ending any time soon.



Israel at the Crossroads: Eretz Yisrael, Medinat Yisrael, Sovereignty, Normalization

The two major national issues Israel is currently dealing with—besides coronavirus and its sequels—are the proclamation of Israeli sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley and the process of regional normalization and peace with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and other Gulf states.

These are central issues of the unfinished agenda of the Jewish people