Monday, November 23, 2020


Jewish Agency for Israel Provides COVID-19 Loans to Jewish Communities Worldwide

On July 8, the Jewish Agency for Israel, under the leadership of Chairman of the Executive Isaac Herzog, announced that in its initial phase, its newly launched loan program has already granted close to $10 million to Jewish communities around the world who are battling the dire effects of COVID-19, both


Deal Reached on Israeli Yeshivot/Seminaries

Hoping to take things from the figurative to the literal after being up in the air for weeks, yeshiva and seminary hopefuls who had been planning to spend the upcoming academic year in Israel are one step closer to taking to the skies after an announcement by two high-ranking government officials allowing diaspora students - both


Ari Fuld’s Murderer Sentenced To Life in Prison

(JNS) Khalil Jabarin was sentenced to life in prison by the Judea Military Court on Tuesday for fatally stabbing American-Israeli Ari Fuld and attempting to murder three other people at the Gush Etzion shopping area in September 2018.

The attack was caught on security cameras, showing an injured Fuld


Poll: Democrats, Voters in Battleground States Trend Overwhelmingly Pro-Israel

(JNS) An overwhelming majority of Americans, including Democrats and voters in battleground states, consider themselves pro-Israel. They oppose reducing U.S. security aid to Israel and want the Democratic Party platform to remain at least as pro-Israel as it was in 2016, according to a new poll.


Derech Harambam Provides Financial Aid and Support for Cancer Patients

Rabbi Moshe Hillel Zary was looking forward to a memorable and exciting spring 2020. In January, Zary booked a large hall in the Talpiot section of Jerusalem where he planned to host a large, festive event marking two very significant accomplishments in his life. One was the 30th anniversary of his founding of Derech


World Mizrachi Seeks to Restore Funding For Gap-Year Students

(Courtesy of World Mizrachi) World Mizrachi is leading an unprecedented coalition of 50 Israeli yeshivot and seminaries spanning the Torah spectrum to restore gap-year funding for international yeshiva and seminary students in Israel that was withdrawn owing to the severe COVID-19 crisis.

Each year, over


Israel-US Team Thinks Existing Medication May Stop COVID-19 in Its Tracks

(Israel21c via JNS) Could a well-known cholesterol-lowering drug help treat COVID-19? A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising.

Over the last three months, Nahmias and Dr. Benjamin tenOever at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical


Germany Charges Nazi Concentration Camp Guard, 95, With War Crimes

(JNS) A German court has announced that a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard was charged with war crimes during the Holocaust.

The suspect was a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp in a wooded area near


Israel’s ‘Ofek 16’ Spy Satellite Sends Back First Images From Orbit

(Israel Hayom via JNS) A week after the successful July 6 launch of Israel’s “Ofek 16” spy satellite, the country’s Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) reported that the satellite’s camera is operational and that the first images transmitted to the ground control center were of “excellent” quality.


Cases Spike, Stomachs Rumble: New COVID-19 Wave Leaves Israelis Scrambling for Food

Israel’s coronavirus cases are at an all-time high. We’ve entered a harsh new reality, and it’s not just a story of health, it’s a story of hunger too. We’re entering a second wave of want.

It’s a disaster for many thousands who could well be headed toward hunger. Already,


Camp Seneca Lake Delays Opening After Counselor Tests Positive for COVID-19

(JL Staff and combined sources) Camp Seneca Lake, located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was forced to delay its 2020 opening by a few days when a counselor tested positive for the coronavirus upon arriving at camp for staff orientation last week.

The camp, which was set to receive campers beginning on July


NY Judge Denies Permission for Sleepaway Camps to Operate

(Vosizneias and combined sources) This week, a federal judge ruled against the Association of Jewish Camp Operators (AJCO) and upheld New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to close New York sleepaway camps this summer.