Saturday, May 15, 2021


Michael Levin Base Hosts ‘From High School to Israel’ Workshops

Your family has always had a strong connection to Israel. Maybe you have family in Israel. Maybe you have friends in Israel or studied in Israel. Maybe you feel deeply connected to Eretz Yisrael because it is our ancestral home and you know our history. You have passed on these strong bonds of connection to your


Nachliel Selavan Brings Museums to Life

You really enjoy going to museums, even if now the visits need to be virtual, and would love to share this activity with your children, but they react with a decided lack of enthusiasm.

What if there were museum tours that made learning fun, meaningful and impactful? What if there were museum


Israeli Attorney General: ICC Has No Authority Over Israel

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit this week dismissed the International Criminal Court’s ruling last week that it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for war crimes, saying the court has no authority over the Jewish state.

“Since according to international law there is


Kayla Jurkevich Is Thankful to Be at MTVA

Kayla Jurkevich is studying at Midreshet Torah v’Avodah (MTVA) in Katamon, Jerusalem. She grew up in Edison, attended Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison for elementary school and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston for high school. Her family davens at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.


State Department: Abraham Accords Not ‘Substitute’ for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

(JNS) The Biden administration said that while it hopes other countries will normalize relations with Israel, it doesn’t believe that such deals are a substitute for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

“The United States will continue to urge other countries to normalize relations with Israel,


Biden Administration ‘Embraces’ International Definition of Anti-Semitism

(JNS) The Biden administration has said it will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism, a key tool in fighting anti-Semitism at home and abroad.

While addressing the


Israel’s Ra’am Party Splits From Joint Arab List

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Knesset member Mansour Abbas announced on Wednesday that his Ra’am party will split from the Joint Arab List ahead of the country’s March 23 elections, Channel 12 News reported.

The Joint Arab List will now comprise the Balad, Ta’al and Hadash parties.


Jewish World Mourns Passing of Rabbis Soloveitchik, Scheiner, zt”l

Three leading rabbis who were regarded as among the greatest scholars of their generation passed away in Israel over the weekend after battling the coronavirus.

Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik, zt"l, who headed the Brisk Yeshiva, passed away Sunday at the age of 99. He was one of the


‘Sonshine’ Launches Initiative in Memory of Gil-ad Shaer

During the 18 frantic days between the kidnapping of Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach, HY”D, on June 12, 2014, and the discovery of their remains on June 30, a phenomenon occurred in the Israeli and international Jewish communities. A sense of unity like none before brought the nation and the world together in


COVID-Related Unemployment in Israel Hits Women Twice as Hard as Men

As a third nationwide COVID lockdown weighs on Israel’s economy, the Employment Service reported that twice as many working women were laid off or put on furlough, as compared to their male counterparts.

More than two-thirds—68.5%—of Israel’s unemployed, as of the third


Israel Surpasses One Million Fully Vaccinated With Both Doses

(JNS) Israel surpassed the 1 million mark in the number of people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday morning, 1,106, 506 people had received the two doses, representing 12.45 percent of the population, according to the Ministry of Health.


Coalition of 51 Jewish, Pro-Israel Organizations Adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

(JNS) A coalition of 51 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

The organizations are members of the Conference of