Monday, June 05, 2023


The Miracle of Israel

Probably the most often asked question I receive in my outreach work is: “Rabbi: where are the miracles? The Bible is filled with miracles, why doesn’t God perform them anymore? If God performed a miracle, Rabbi, then I’d believe and maybe I’d even follow in His ways.” My answer is always the same: God does perform miracles; we


JFNNJ to Screen ‘Exodus 91: The Untold Story Of Operation Solomon,’ for Yom Ha’atzmaut

On Thursday evening, April 27, at the Teaneck Cinema on Cedar Lane, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ) will bring to our community the award-winning film “Exodus 91: The Untold Story of Operation Solomon.” The film, a hybrid of documentary and dramatic narrative produced by


A Historic 1948 Paper Masterfully Recreated

It was 11:15 p.m. on Saturday night, and the energy in the room was frenetic — a group of journalists stood eager to report on the events of the day and a fledgling nation waited with bated breath to read all the details.

But this was no ordinary Saturday


[email protected]: An Ongoing Prayer for Redemption

As I write these words, we are all still reeling from the pain of the loss of Lucy Dee and her daughters Rina and Maia Dee, zt”l, an Ohr Torah Stone alumna.

In the midst of this tragedy, we read Parshat Shemini, which recounts the deaths of Aharon’s sons Nadav and Avihu during the consecration of the


The Next 75 Years

This month, Gefen Publishing House and Mizrachi Press will release “The Jewish State—From Opposition to Opportunity,” by Rabbi Doron Perez, executive chairman of the Mizrachi World Movement. World Mizrachi is grateful to partner with Gefen Publishing House in publishing this timely and important work. The following essay is adapted


El Al Relaunches Ambassadors Program

Israel’s national airline, El Al was born in November of 1948 along with the State of Israel. Thus, El Al has always been intertwined with the existence and destiny of Israel and served, then as now, as an expression of national pride. Its fleet proudly displays the Israeli flag on its tail, visible in destinations


Nahariya Hesder Yeshiva Nahar Deiah Reps Visits Teaneck

One of the more than 100 hesder yeshivot in Israel is the 100-student Bnei Akiva yeshiva, Nahar Deiah, located on a modern, state-of-the-art campus in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya. The Legacy Heritage Fund,which donated substantially to the construction of the yeshiva in 2013, dedicated


Israeli Minister of Aliyah Ofir Sofer Visits the US

Minister of Aliyah and Absorption Ofir Sofer, who was in New York this week, met on Monday, April 17 in Manhattan with the director general of the Jewish Federation of New York, Eric Goldstein. The Jewish Federation of New York is the world’s largest federation and the main philanthropic organization of


Amutat Chetz: Helping Charedi Soldiers Thrive

“Ever since I was young, I was fascinated by the army and Zionism,” Yoni* said to me.

From an American perspective, it didn’t sound too different from the many other Israelis I’ve met when they reflect on their childhood, but I could tell Yoni’s background


Police Thwart Hamas Temple Mount Shooting Plot

(JNS) The Israel Police and the Shin Bet preempted a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, police reported on Sunday, April 2.

Omar Abedin, 21, a resident of eastern Jerusalem, is suspected of conspiring to carry out a shooting attack on a bus carrying police officers in the Temple Mount area.


Netanyahu Warns Israel’s Enemies Amid Unrest at Home

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a warning to the enemies of the Jewish state amid ongoing demonstrations over his government’s judicial reform plan.

“We are exacting a high price from the regimes that support terrorism, beyond Israel’s borders. I suggest that our enemies


Netanyahu to Keep Gallant As Defense Minister

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reversed course and will for the time being keep Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in his post.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office cited ongoing security tensions as the reason.

Netanyahu announced

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