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OU, RCA, Raising Funds, Encouraging Prayers, to Help Houston’s Jews

In parts of the Houston area, the slow-moving tropical storm Harvey has set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with 51.88 inches since the storm began. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, as much as 30% of Harris County’s 1,800 square miles of land is flooded.

Day School Becomes a Shelter in Houston As SuperStorm Harvey Batters Texas, Louisiana

“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”

Stamford Hill Shomrim: Anti-Semitism Rising, Jewish Girls Attacked

"It was "a terrifying experience for the young victims who were targeted in this unprovoked anti-Semitic attack."

With Stores Flooded, Kosher Food Has Run Out in Houston

Hurricane Harvey flooded two of the few main supermarkets carrying kosher food and caused the other two to shut down as well—one has been turned into a shelter by authorities—and supplies are now beginning to run low.

Netanyahu’s Promise to Rebuild Amona Complicated by Arab, NGO Petition

The petitioners' argument is based not on a claim to the land in question, but on the hypothetical suggestion that the new community which borders enclaves of private Arab land would prevent the owners from using their lands.

High Court Rejects NGOs Suit to Ban Deportation of Illegals

The ruling stated that "the consent of the foreigners to their removal is not required for the deportation to be lawful, and it is also possible to deport them against their will.

Israeli Karaites Join Reform, Conservative, in Demanding Share of Heritage Channel

Channel 20 CEO Sachi Franz issued a statement expressing his frustration at the "absurd" situation in which a ratings-based, commercial channel is expected to offer screen time to every Tom, Dick and Shlomo who represent insignificant Jewish movements.

Tillerson to Chris Wallace: Trump Speaks for Himself on Charlottesville

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has rebuked the US for its “failure at the highest political level to unequivocally reject racist violent events.”

Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall

The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.

Help the Jewish Community of Houston

"As the extent of the damage becomes clear, it is obvious that this community will need significant financial help in order to rebuild."

Court Stops Demolition of 100-Year-Old Boro Park Synagogue, Chevra Anshei Lubavich

The sellers claim the building is dilapidated; the congregants vehemently deny the charge, saying it's not true.

Washington Post Columnist Attacks Netanyahu for Being Too Trump-Like

Rothkopf's attack is so bereft of fact and so dependent entirely on the ways the author maligns facts and impressions about Israel's tough issues, one must wonder from which yard this cat has dragged his other gifts into the house.

Glick on Temple Mount Pilot: I Won’t Be Netanyahu’s Guinea Pig

MK Glick responded acerbically to Netanyahu's "gesture," suggesting it was a hoax the PM is staging ahead of his government's response to a petition he filed with the High Court of Justice against the ban.

Watch Putin Gift Netanyahu With First-Ever Bible Published With Rashi Commentary

Netanyahu called it a “moving” gesture, and said the Bible would be given to the National Library of Israel.

As Trump Mulls Keeping Fed Chair Yellen, Gary Cohn Confesses He Considered Resigning over...

Cohn told the Financial Times on Friday he had written a resignation letter after Trump's feeble response to the neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville.

Nefesh B’Nefesh: High Costs of Jewish Education Main Reason for Orthodox Aliyah

"A family with three children attending private Jewish education in the US must budget on average $80,000 a year for tuition alone."

Shurat HaDin Going After Statues of Anti-Semitic New Amsterdam Governor

Judging historical figures according to our most current social mores is politically beneficial.

Israeli Citizen Murdered in Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainian has police announced that apparently the murder resulted from a criminal enterprise.

Reform and Conservative Clergy to Boycott Trump’s Holiday Conference Call

It seems like this would have been the perfect opportunity to say what they think, directly to the president.

Ambassador Friedman Criticizes Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

Friedman noted, however, that the President is doing "a great job for America," repeating Trump's charges that the media "treat him unfairly. People have to give him a chance."

MKs Glick, Mualem-Refaeli Denied Entry to Temple Mount

The police officer told them he was carrying out an order from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked Glick not to be “provocative.”

Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Sobibor, and Iranian Bases in Syria

Netanyahu thanked Putin in their joint news conference “for the pensions agreement, which benefits citizens of both countries."

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists in Charlottesville Brought Millions to Anti-Defamation League

"I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis," James Murdoch wrote.

When It Cools Down a Little, You Can’t Miss the Third Jerusalem Biennale for...

In honor of the Balfour Declaration centennial, Biennale2017 will showcase specially-commissioned works by three British artists exploring this watershed in recent Jewish history and host a special event in the Knesset.

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