Saturday, May 15, 2021


Health Officials Seek to Extend Ben-Gurion Airport Closure

(Jpost) As the government regulations that prevent Israeli citizens from leaving or entering the country through Ben-Gurion Airport until January 31 were approved by the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Monday, a senior health official already suggested that the closure will need to be extended.


Blinken: ‘Embassy Stays in Jerusalem’

Antony Blinken, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, January 19, that the Biden administration would not move the U.S. embassy from Jerusalem.

Asked at his confirmation hearing by Senator Ted Cruz if the United States will


Trump Grants Early-Morning Pardons

( www.theyeshivaworld.com) President Donald Trump, in the waning hours of his presidency, granted clemency to 143 people, but did not preemptively pardon himself or his family.

Two of those pardoned are Eli Weinstein of Lakewood and Sholom Weiss, formerly of


Tlaib Calls Israel ‘Racist’ for Not Offering COVID Vaccines in Palestinian Territories

(JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused Israel of being “racist” for not distributing coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian territories, despite the fact that the West Bank is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, and the Gaza Strip is run by the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas.


Atara Pietruszka Davens and Bonds at Darchei Binah

Atara Pietruszka is studying at Darchei Binah in Bayit V’Gan, Jerusalem. She was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Bergenfield and attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Ohr Hatorah in Bergenfield.

Her next stop? Stern


Sheldon Adelson Dies at 87

(JNS) Sheldon Adelson, the multi-billionaire casino mogul, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at the age of 87.

Miriam Adelson, Sheldon’s wife, said in a statement that her husband died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.


Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization

It has been more than a decade since Turkey and Israel, once strategic partners, broke up badly, with an angry Ankara passionately vowing to isolate Israel internationally. It has also been exactly four years since the two countries decided to give peace a chance once more and appointed ambassadors. They would have to pack up and


Andrew Shafer Shteigs at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah

Andrew Shafer is studying at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in the Aish Gesher program in the Old City by the Kotel. He was born and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and attended Moriah in Englewood for elementary school and SAR Academy for high school. His family davens at East Hill Synagogue in Englewood.


Meir Panim: Redefining Giving With Dignity

COVID-19 has altered all our lives irrevocably, but for the Meir Panim organization, which for 20 years has been feeding Israel’s hungry, it has upended operations, forcing them to come up with creative solutions. “We’d always received donations of fruit and vegetables, but all our cooked


Violence Erupts in DC

As the U.S. Senate prepared to certify the results of the presidential election on Wednesday, January 6, protestors stormed the Capitol grounds, with hundreds of people crowding the steps and several gaining access to the building. Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden called for the crowds to


Pollard Lands in Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (l) greets Jonathan Pollard upon his arrival in Israel on December 30, 2020. (Credit: JNS.org)


Ashreinu: An Israeli Yeshiva With NJ Roots

If you’re a New Jersey yeshiva high school student or their parent and, in checking out options for gap-year programs in Israel, you find something strangely familiar about Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh—no, it’s not your imagination. It’s the school’s strong roots in New Jersey.

Three of the Yeshiva’s administrators/instructors