Friday, May 20, 2022


Yeshiva Students Spend Purim in Eastern Ukraine

Air-raid sirens in Ukraine are not very loud for the same reason there are so few bomb shelters—no one ever expected to need them. In most parts of the country, the most reliable way to stay abreast of deadly bombing raids is via Google alerts, which is why Dubi Ehrentreu and Mendel Bleich didn’t notice Zaporizhzhia’s Red


Teaneck IDF Soldier Unites With Teacher Through GrillingForIDF

Moving to Israel brings many opportunities for religious growth and personal fulfillment. Those of us who grew up in the West and made aliyah often see how our sense of community and chesed—giving for the sake of giving—are lacking here. We often find vacuums in Israeli society; we fill in where the state


ADI’s Running Team Shines the Light of Inclusion on Rainy Jerusalem Marathon

Team of 70 athlete advocates brave freezing rain to raise disability awareness, $17,000, for ADI’s residents with severe disabilities.

(Courtesy of ADI) Though unseasonably cold weather and torrential downpours brought a very different vibe to the 11 thannual Jerusalem Marathon on


If You Can Dream It You Can Achieve It

Jeremy Weiss of New Milford, currently learning in Yeshivat Torah V’ Avoda, ran the Jerusalem marathon last Friday, March 25, in support of the Kedma Organization. With only a few weeks of training he was able to complete the full marathon with a time of 4:36:00. Go Jeremy!


US State Department: Iran Deal Not Imminent or Certain

(JNS) U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price has said that the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal—more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA—is uncertain and not imminent.

Recent reports had said a new deal could soon be reached, but Price noted that the ball is


Israel Opens Humanitarian Field Hospital in War-Torn Ukraine

(Israel21c via JNS) Israel has begun accepting patients at its humanitarian field hospital in western Ukraine, where it will treat people affected by the war raging in the country.

Situated in the western Ukrainian city of


Poll: Americans Becoming Less Pro-Israel, More Pro-Palestinian

(JNS) While Americans continue to favor the Israelis over the Palestinians, 55% now sympathize with Israelis and 26% with the Palestinians, according to a new Gallup poll.

That percentage of Americans who side with the


Civilians Who Neutralized Beersheva Terrorist Hailed as Heroes

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett praised the two civilians who fired on a terrorist knife attacker in Beersheva on Tuesday, March 22, with their handguns, killing the assailant.

“The civilians who shot the terrorist exhibited alertness and bravery, and prevented


Gantz: IRGC a ‘Terror Organization’; Iran a ‘Global and Regional Problem’

(JNS) A day after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid released a statement calling on the United States to avoid dropping Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) from Washington’s terror list, the country’s defense minister weighed in on the issue.


Gottheimer Praises Bipartisan Effort to Stop Putin’s ‘Dictatorial March’

While the war in Ukraine can’t be subsidized with American dollars, it is imperative that the United States and other democratic international allies combine to “stop [Vladmir] Putin in his tracks,” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Dist. 5).

“We’ve all seen the horrific images out of Ukraine, and


MetroWest Federation Leaders See The Worst and Best of Humanity in Ukraine Crisis

When leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest went to view the humanitarian crisis unfolding as desperate refugees streamed across the border from Ukraine into Poland, they witnessed some of the worst and best of humanity.

“We saw women and children coming with literally


Israel Steps It Up

Bennett speaks with Putin, Zelensky; IDF soldiers assist in absorption process; refugees to receive free medical care.

Israel is committed to doing its part to both help mediate the current situation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President

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