Friday, May 20, 2022


Jewish Orgs Provide Direct Aid to Ukrainian Refugees

The Jewish community can take pride in the fact that a few prominent Jewish and Israeli organizations aren’t just collecting funds to assist in the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Ukraine; they are also providing direct aid to the refugees.



Jewish Leaders From Ukraine Describe Terror and Suffering

“If you want to know what it was like at the time of the Second World War, you can see it right now here,” said Rabbi Mendel Kohen.

That assessment came from Rabbi Kohen during a March 8 virtual program hosted by the Orthodox Union as he sat in a shelter on the border between Moldova and


Chai Lifeline Offers Mental Health Support and Resources to Those Impacted by Ukraine War

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) While the practical and medical needs of the refugees from the Ukrainian war have elicited a massive international response, the emotional and mental toll the crisis is taking on refugees—as well as the global community at large—is getting far less attention. In recent days, Chai Lifeline has been working to


Governor Stops NJ From Doing Business With Russia, Belarus

With the Jewish community’s attention focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the unfolding humanitarian crisis, any substantive act of opposition to Russia in our area is noteworthy. On March 10, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bipartisan legislation that forbids public entities from doing business with Russia or


JFSCNJ Hosts Community Response to Crisis in Ukraine At Cranford Senior Housing

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Over 50 members of the Union County community, many of whom are from Ukraine and are Holocaust survivors, came together to show their support for friends and family currently facing danger and uncertainty in Ukraine. The event, coordinated by JFSCNJ social worker Greg Yucht, MSW, and Cranford Senior


Yeshiva University Faculty Educate on Ukraine Crisis

Students provide humanitarian relief.

(Courtesy of YU)Yeshiva University is addressing the ongoing and unfolding crisis in Ukraine. Because of the breadth of talent across the University, YU faculty are uniquely positioned to inform and educate on the many aspects of the crisis, from its historical and


Trade Between NJ, Israel Burgeons in Past Two Years, Despite Pandemic

(JNS) Despite coronavirus lockdowns and the ongoing pandemic, trade between Israel and the State of New Jersey grew steadily from 2020 to 2021, according to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Citing numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division and Foreign Direct Investments,


Senate Republicans to Biden: Without Bipartisan Support, New Deal ‘Will Not Survive’

(JNS) A group of 49 Republican senators wrote to President Joe Biden that it would not support a new nuclear deal with Iran and vowed to “reverse” any agreement that weakens sanctions or restrictions against the Islamic Republic.


Netanyahu Calls New Iran Agreement ‘Absurd’ and ‘Dangerous’

(JNS) Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the nuclear agreement taking shape in Vienna as dangerous, not only to Israel but also to the United States.

In a video statement, the former Israeli premiere


Lapid: Israel Condemns War, But It Will Not Act as Bypass Channel of Russia Sanctions

(JNS) Israel will not act as a bypass channel of sanctions for Russia imposed by the West, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said, according to a report by Globes.

In a meeting with Slovakian Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, Lapid said that “Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was coordinating the


If Only Putin Had Internalized the Daf Yomi…

One doesn’t have to be a Talmudic scholar or even a participant in a daf yomi study group to be familiar with Hillel’s Talmudically cited original version of the equivalent of the Golden Rule that summarizes all of Judaism’s teachings in a nutshell: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah.


Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Creates First Emergency Evacuation Fleet in Ukraine

(Courtesy of OJCC) Due to the massive number of people requiring urgent evacuation and lacking the means to do so, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce along with its partners in Ukraine have created the very first emergency evacuation fleet transporting people under fire from the front lines of fighting in Ukraine.

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