As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, the Polskie Radio website reported. A statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw stated that support for the project is “a common moral duty as it serves the mission […]
Posted on: August 13th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia is strengthening its presence in the Palestinian Authority with a $30 million investment in an office-commercial center in Bethlehem that will include a gymnasium and music school. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported that the complex will be built next to the Russian Center for Science and Culture.
Posted on: August 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov, the Chabad rabbi shot in a likely terrorist attack in southern Russia has been discharged from an Israeli hospital after recovering from surgery to repair his live. One or more terrorists shot him in the chest as he was getting out of his car near his home. His condition initially was […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The shooting of a Chabad rabbi in the Russian republic of Dagestan was likely a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, investigators said more than week after a local political leader, where the attempted murder occurred, stated terrorists carried out the attack. Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov was shot on July 25 in Derbent, in southern Russia, […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
The Barak 8 medium-range missile is designed to intercept airborne threats, including anti-ship missiles.
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Israel’s advanced medical care may save the life of the Chabad rabbi who was shot after midnight Wednesday near the border between Russia and Chechnya. His condition is “life-threatening,” doctors say.
Posted on: July 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Israeli medical plane is leaving in the afternoon to aid in his treatment.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel – ritual circumciser – in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it. Based on the model of Britain’s Initiation Society, the Union of Mohalim in Europe seeks to “unite approved mohalim across Europe under a single banner, ensuring […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as the government “Minister for the Peace Process,” traveled to Russia on Tuesday to talk with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reportedly over Moscow’s declared intentions to follow through with the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian regime. Her spokeswoman denied that the purpose of the visit was […]
Posted on: June 28th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
An initiative of the World Forum of Russian-speaking Jews.
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union, who need certifications that they are Jewish in order to marry under official Israeli law. The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Shorashim […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Russian leader remarked that he could "kill someone" with such a ring.
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
He said the politicians on the predominantly Jewish Soviet government 'were guided by false ideological considerations and supported the arrest and repression of Jews.'
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
News from Russia: Putin says he has not yet shipped any S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. Even bigger news: Putin is telling the truth for once.
Posted on: June 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics next year. Rabbi Ari Edelkopf, director of the Jewish Community of Sochi, told JTA the renovation was completed this month and “will help our synagogue serve not only thousands of local […]
Posted on: May 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The West has played one too many games in the Syria disaster. After it lifts the arms embargo to rebels, Russia says it will arm Assad with game-changing missiles. For Israel, it is not a game.
Posted on: May 18th, 2013News & Views → Global
The first anti-aircraft missiles may be delivered to Syria within 2 months.
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