Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Russia test-fired an ICBM on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Will the Haredim escape to Israel before or after the gates are closed.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
For now, nobody is pushing the 2-state thing. Maybe wait until after the Russian occupation…
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, one of the two chief rabbis of the Ukraine (the other one is Rabbi Azriel Chaikin), accused Russia of staging antisemitic “provocations” in Crimea in order to justify its invasion of the former Soviet republic. At a press conference in the Manhattan office of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe, […]
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and […]
Posted on: March 1st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia is thumbing her nose at President Obama.
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Anti-Yanukovych workers jubilantly removed a replica of the Russian Red Star from Ukraine’s parliament building Tuesday. “The Soviet star has been cut off,” said Ruslan Koshulinsky, the deputy speaker of parliament. The star is similar to those on buildings in Russia and countries from the former Soviet Union. Ukraine is still trying to put things […]
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The United States proves how weak its foreign policy really is every time it tries to solve the world's problems
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden in a Russian library in Novgorod, east of Moscow. Russia has not decided what to do with the holy scrolls, which Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation Chief Rabbi Shlomo Koves wants to […]
Posted on: February 15th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A local politician from the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Jews of destroying Russia. The accusation by Oleg Bolychev, a legislator from the ruling United Russia party at the regional parliament in Kaliningrad, was made in the parliament on Feb. 6, according to the Regnum news agency, which reported on it on […]
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Has the United States done anything right in the Middle East in the last few decades?
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
On Sunday, just 3 days into the Sochi games, Jews have already won 3 medals.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A student killed one policeman, a biology teacher, shot and wounded another policeman and took 20 pupils hostage before police overcame and arrested him Sunday in the northern end of Moscow. “The person who took 20 people and a teacher hostage is a student in the upper classes at the same school,” an interior ministry […]
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Israel will be sending five athletes to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, starting next month. Evgeni Krasnopolski, 25, a Ukraine native who grew up in Israel, will skate in the pairs competition with Andrea Davidovich, 16, of Vermont. The pair, who train in Hackensack, N.J., finished seventh in the senior pairs competition at the […]
Posted on: January 23rd, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Thursday to invest in a $1 billion natural gas project off the coast of Hamas-controlled Gaza, Russia’s news agency reported. Abbas is vesting Moscow, which has been a strong backer of the Palestinian Authority. Securing a huge investment for Gaza would help Abbas win […]
Posted on: January 13th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) announced Monday that the upcoming Limmud FSU conference in Belarus this summer will feature a special event in memory of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose parents were born in Belarus. The event will take place in Sharon’s father’s hometown city of Brest, and Sharon’s sons Omri and Gilad, […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from the Tver correctional prison after serving three years of a 7-year sentence for accepting $13,000 in bribes. “The campaign to resolve the issue of [political] prisoners just got another devoted […]
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
See also: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 18 in Area of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics. At least 15 people were killed and 23 wounded in an explosion on a crowded trolley bus in Volgograd, southern Russia, according to the Interfax news agency. Volgograd is on high alert today, Monday, after a female suicide bomber attacked a train […]
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