Monday, March 01, 2021


Aide to US Ambassador to Israel Tapped to Lead Abraham Fund

Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, a senior adviser to David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, will head the Abraham Fund, sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The fund is an outgrowth of the recent normalization agreements between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates and


Moderna’s Israeli CMO Touts Vaccine

As Israel marks its 2,375th death from COVID-19 this week, and with 861 new infections confirmed on Monday, hopes are pinned on vaccines being developed domestically and abroad.

Israel has pre-ordered doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United


Israeli Envoy Demands Security Council Take Action to Disarm Hezbollah, Declare It a Terrorist Org

(TPS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Gilad Erdan this week submitted an official letter to the Security Council demanding that it take immediate action against Hezbollah’s military buildup and activities in southern Lebanon.

Erdan’s letter came after UN Secretary-General Antonio


Israel’s Second Astronaut Will Head to Space

(TPS) Eytan Stibbe, a former Israeli Air Force fighter pilot, will take part in a national, historical and scientific mission to space that will be launched at the end of 2021, becoming the second astronaut in the Jewish state’s history. Stibbe, 66, is an IAF Colonel who served for 43 years and participated in dozens of


American Olim Reflect on Biden Victory

In Israel, there is a palpable feeling of uncertainty now that president-elect Joe Biden will be replacing President Donald Trump as the 46th president of the United States. With all of the support Trump has shown for Israel, some olim question whether that will continue in a Biden administration. American olim,


Biden Administration Will Likely Put Its Own Stamp on Mideast

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s yet-to-be-confirmed victory over incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump has ushered in a flurry of questions in Israel over what a Biden-Harris administration would look like and how it would differ from the Obama administration specifically with regard to Israel.


Racheli Finkelstein: Making Memories at Michlalah

Racheli Finkelstein is studying at Michlalah in the Bayit Vegan section of Jerusalem. She was born and grew up in Teaneck and attended the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey in River Edge for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Beth Abraham in Bergenfield.


A Journey Home: From Highland Park to Jerusalem

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) “Instead of being a family goal, making aliyah became more of a personal goal and wish,” said Gavriella Greene, whose parents have both previously lived in Israel.

Greene, 19, immigrated to Israel from Highland Park last month with Nefesh B’Nefesh—the


Lockdown in Vienna After Islamist Terror Attack

(YWN) At least one Islamic extremist—a 20-year-old armed with an automatic rifle and a fake explosive vest—rampaged through a crowded Vienna district Monday night, leaving four people dead before being killed by police.

The suspect was identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, a young Austrian-North Macedonian


UConn Investigates String of Anti-Semitic Incidents on Main Campus

(JNS) The University of Connecticut has been investigating multiple reports of anti-Semitic incidents on its main campus, including swastika vandalism and other kinds of property damage.

“These recent reports were all acts of


Second Arson in Two Months Strikes Chabad House in Delaware

(JNS) A second arson attack on a Delaware Chabad House in two months happened last weekend as the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Wilmington was set on fire.

The fire happened around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 30 and was extinguished


March of the Living Launches Global Interfaith Initiative to Commemorate Kristallnacht

(JNS) March of the Living will mark Kristallnacht with a message of unity and hope through an international campaign, “Let There Be Light.” It is inviting individuals, institutions and houses of worship worldwide to keep their lights on during the night of Nov. 9 as a symbol of solidarity and mutual commitment in the battle against