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‘Prayers Needed’ for Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman

3 Tevet 5777 – December 31, 2016
The public is asked to pray for the recovery of Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gittel Feiga, b’toch sha’ar cholei Am Yisroel.

Public Menorah Vandalized by Teens in South Orange, NJ

Vandals damaged a public menorah in South Orange, New Jersey on the sixth night of Chanukah, but were spotted by security cameras.

27,000 New Israelis Came Home in 2016, Down from 31,000 in 2015

29 Kislev 5777 – December 29, 2016
Aliyah from Brazil increased significantly, with the arrival of some 760 new immigrants this year, compared with 497 in 2015.

Muslim Kid Helps Cops Catch Man who Attacked Orthodox Jewish woman [video]

The smack broke the victim's glasses, she dropped to the floor and became momentarily unconscious. She was taken to hospital with a cut lip and bruising.

Jewish Non-Profit Hands Out Hot kosher Holiday Meals

Masbia volunteers say they want everyone to have a hot meal this holiday season despite their own financial duress.

Google Takes Steps to Eliminate Holocaust Denial from Search Engine

The Google internet search engine giant has adjusted its algorithm to remove results that claim the Holocaust didn't happen.

Full Text: Reaction by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Secy Kerry’s Speech [video]

"Israeli families have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and advance peace. My family has been one of them."

Kerry Defends Obama Decision to Abstain at UNSC Vote Condemning Israel

29 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
US Secy of State John Kerry attacked the Netanyahu administration in his farewell speech at the State Department.

Back Stabbing Arab Gets 35 Years

Following the attack, Meri posted on Facebook a picture of himself with the killer with the caption: 'My praises to the Shahid.'

Demonstrators in NYC to Demand: ‘Defund The UN’

28 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
Demonstrators are being organized in NYC to demand the US de-fund the United Nations over Resolution 2334(2016).

President Rivlin to Israeli Christian Leaders: ‘United Jerusalem Is the Eternal Capital of Israel...

'I stand here today to repeat in the clearest way: the State of Israel is deeply committed to ensure the religious rights of all faith communities in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.'

Ivanka Trump Posts Family Hanukkah Picture from the Pacific

Donald Trump is about to become the very first US president who has halachically Jewish grandchildren (the Clintons' son-in-law is Jewish, too, but that's just not good enough for Jewish law).

Santa Monica Synagogue Smeared with Feces on First Night of Hanukkah

'It’s so sad that at this time people should feel that they want to express themselves in such a negative way,' Chabad Rabbi Boruch Rabinowitz said.

Bennett’s ‘Breaking the Silence’ Bill Bars Anti-IDF Groups from Israeli Schools

MK Lapid said 'Israel's school system must not permit entry of organizations that slander IDF officers and soldiers, calling them criminals and encouraging insubordination. Consider what happens to a student who hears these stories just before joining the Army.'

Gush Etzion Residents Boycott Arab Destroyer of Netiv Ha’avot

The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.

Former US Envoy to Israel Dan Kurtzer Slams Netanyahu for ‘Unprecedented’ Language Against Obama

Former American diplomat Dan Kurtzer scolded Israel's Prime Minister for his response to last week's UNSC resolution.

Palestinian Authority Terrorists Escalate Attacks Around Jerusalem

27 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists attacked Israelis in multiple areas around Jerusalem and at Rachel's Tomb.

Sderot Police Officers Bring Chanukah Joy to Seniors in Southern Israel

Local police in the southern Israeli city of Sderot came to spend Chanukah with seniors this week, singing and sharing sufganiyot together.

Liberman: Paris Summit Will Be Modern-Day ‘Dreyfus Affair’

Defense Minister Liberman warns French Jews in particular that if they want to remain Jewish, now is the time to leave.

Polish Court Orders German TV to Apologize for Claiming Shared Responsibility for Auschwitz

Yad Vashem criticized the bill against blaming Poland for collaboration in the death camps, warning that its approval in parliament would be considered Holocaust denial and a regression in Poland’s efforts to face its dark past.

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