Tuesday, August 03, 2021


Israel Under Attack

With rockets aimed at Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, as well as Tel Aviv and surrounding suburban areas, violent riots engulfing the country and world leaders condemning both sides, conflict is beginning to escalate to American streets, where pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protests are being held across the United


IDF Kills Top Hamas Commanders in Gaza

(JNS) The Israeli military announced on Wednesday, May 12, that a number of top Hamas commanders had been killed in a “complex” operation in the Gaza Strip.

The commanders, who the Israeli military said were “close to” the terror group’s military chief, Muhammad Deif, were killed simultaneously


Heavy Rocket Barrage on Central Israel, Hitting Tel Aviv, Causes Fatalities and Injures Dozens

(JNS) A heavy rocket barrage fired by Gazan terror factions at central Israel killed an Israeli woman in Rishon Letzion and injured more than 20 civilians in multiple locations earlier this week.

In Holon, eight people were


Lod Placed Under Lockdown After Arab Rioting, Netanyahu Vows to ‘Restore Order’

(JNS) The central Israeli city of Lod was placed under emergency lockdown on Tuesday night, May 11, to clamp down on violence undertaken by Arab residents there.

The population of about 80,000 Jews and Arabs saw rioting and looting that night. Arab mobs were seen throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and


Nefesh B’Nefesh Charter Flight Brings 104 North American Olim to Israel

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) One hundred and four new immigrants (olim) from North America landed at Ben Gurion Airport on a specially chartered aliyah flight by Nefesh B’Nefesh, facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth


Yom Yerushalayim at the Kotel

A giant Israeli flag was unfolded at the kotel on Yom Yerushalyim.


Volunteering at the Michael Levin Base for Lone Soldiers

I began volunteering at The Michael Levin Base in October as part of the Midreshet Torah v’Avodah (MTVA) service learning program. The Base is a nonprofit organization that helps to support lone soldiers and lone b’not sherut. Their services include counseling, social events, Shabbat meals and


Jerusalem College of Technology Graduates Win Government Contract

FlyTech will lead a pilot program that uses drones for deliveries instead of trucks.

(Courtesy of JCT) Will drones replace trucks as the primary mechanism for delivering goods? FlyTech, a company co-founded by Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) graduates Moshe Lugasi and


World Mizrachi Launches Fundraising Campaign To Help 21 Israel Gap-Year Programs

Added costs and lost revenue from pandemic has put financial pressure on many yeshivot and seminaries.

(Courtesy of World Mizrachi) With many gap-year program budgets for foreign students under pressure from rising costs and lower revenue because of the global


Soroka Medical Center in the Negev: Israel’s Iron Dome for Health

(Courtesy of Soroka Medical Center)As a response to the dire situation in Israel, American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFSMC) launched an immediate Emergency Response Fund to support urgent care for the people of Israel. Through the volatile situation that is currently unfolding across the nation, Soroka is on high


Tragedy in Meron: A Father's Hesped

Editor’s note: We are grateful to the Morris family for sharing the powerful words they spoke at Donny’s levaya at Yeshivat Sha’alvim, which took place on Sunday,
May 2. The hespedim by Donny’s mother, Mirlana, and aunt, Shira Kronenberg, appear on pages 72 and 74. Aryeh, Donny’s father, begins his hesped below by


Tragedy in Meron: Israel Mourns

After Lag B’Omer night’s celebration turned tragic, with heavy hearts, the Jewish nation began grieving 45 lives lost at Mount Meron, with a national day of mourning declared on Sunday.

Many communities, populations and subpopulations within Israel were personally affected by events of the

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