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Jerusalem Shabbat Public Transportation Project in Danger of Closing

The main contributor to the project has ceased all his support, because of his own financial trouble.

Israel Donates $1M to Help Houston Post-Harvey

"From talks we’ve had with heads of the community and Israel’s Consul General we learned the damage is vast, and the rehabilitation will take years."

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Netanyahu Calls to Increase Number, Quality of Bible Studies Teachers

"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Chief Rabbi: Sephardim Will Desecrate Shabbat for Soccer

"Woe," he said. "What if there were soccer on Shabbat? There will be soccer everywhere. People will come in their cars."

As US Anti-Semitism Flourishes, ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Calls to Boycott ‘Birthright’ Visits to...

At a time when the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place in the United States is rising dramatically, programs such as Birthright and Nefesh B'Nefesh are crucial to facilitate the immigration of American Jews to Israel as the most obvious remedy

Chabad to Provide Kosher Food, Services, to Jews Attending Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Daily Torah seminars exploring the Jewish message behind sports and the meaning of competition will take place at one of the two Pyeongchang Chabad centers and at the Jewish room in the Olympic Village.

Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz Dead at 45, Embodied ‘All That’s Good in an Elected...

He made the news recently when he attacked the Queens Museum in his district for canceling a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN vote to establish a Jewish state in then Palestine.

Jewish Billionaire Donates ‘Twice Chai’ Millions to Help Houston

In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Book: Pope Francis Saw Jewish Therapist

The Pope criticizes Europe's attitude about the migration of asylum seekers from the Middle east.

They Were Supposed to Have Their Wedding in Houston this Sunday

“It was really hashgacha pratis [divine providence] because we had all this food, a lot more supplies than we usually have on hand, so we were able to make dinner” for many more people."

Jewish Community of Hebron Gains Municipality Status

"The Jews deserve to build in Hevron within the Jewish property."

Watch: Haredi-Religious IDF Soldiers Make Siyum at Western Wall (Kotel)

“It’s important to know how to integrate the safety of the Jewish nation and her spirituality."

European Jews Worry About Rising Anti-Semitism (Again) in Poland

The EJC is specifically raising a red flag about the deteriorating relationship between Poland's government and the Jewish community.

Rabbinical Court Rejects Messianic Jews’ Appeal for Halakhic Wedding

This was the first time the Rabbinical Court in Israel was required to deal with the halakhic status—for the purpose of being eligible for a rabbinical marriage—of Jews who believe in Jesus.

BDS Jordan Celebrates 3 Years of Biting Israeli Hand that Feeds Them

BDS Jordan started in 2014, when 10 Jordanian women came together to “reactivate the boycott weapon.”

Another Japanese Pol Lost in Translation: DPM Apologizes for Defending Hitler

After someone over in Tokyo had shown him the light, Aso realized “it was inappropriate that I cited Hitler as an example and I would like to retract that.”

Tillerson Gives In, Will Appoint Anti-Semitism Czar with $130,000 Budget and 1 Staff

As late as June, Tillerson wasn’t sure the State Department should have a special anti-Semitism envoy, saying he was concerned the role could actually take attention away from the efforts to fight anti-Semitism.

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.

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