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PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Joint Azeri-Israeli Presidential Fund Supports Local Jewish Education

14 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
PM Netanyahu revealed in a speech in Baku that Israel jointly funds Jewish education with the president of Azerbaijan, and his predecessor.
Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Miraculous Family Reunion to Take Place at Yad Vashem

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Neither side of the family knew anyone from the other side had survived the Holocaust!

British PM Stands Firm on Support for Israel as ‘Remarkable Country’

British PM Theresa May expressed unmitigated support for the Jewish State in her address at a CFI luncheon.

Terror Attack Foiled at Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
An intelligence tip led to the capture of a 22-year-old terror suspect planning a deadly stabbing attack.

Israel Condemns Terror Attack at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral

Israel's prime minister underscored the region must unite to fight terrorism together.

Minister Shaked Praises Christian Israelis for ‘Realizing Ben Gurion’s Vision’

'We will never abandon you,' Shaked promised. 'We are with you during the tough times.'

Do you know a Jew? No?! Rent one!

There are 250,000 Jews in Germany, but few Germans know a Jew personally, according to Rent-a Jew.

Deadly Bombing at Cairo’s Largest Coptic Christian Cathedral

Dozens of Egyptian Coptic Christians killed and injured in a bombing at the main cathedral in Cairo.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz Hospitalized in Jerusalem

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
One of the most beloved rabbis worldwide is recovering at a Jerusalem hospital after a catherization for a cranial blood clot.
The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Police Foil Jihadist Attack on Synagogue While Dutch Lawmakers Hope to Reduce Security...

5 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
Amsterdam police and the counterterror unit uncovered a jihadist plot to attack a synagogue and arrested the wannabe terrorists.

Israeli Chasidic Rebbe Permits Use of Filtered Internet, Smartphones

In the Karlin-Stoliner Rebbe's opinion, a draconian, sweeping prohibition on electronic communications creates a situation where many break the law in secret and are exposed to dangerous content.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians marked the Day of Sigd in Jerusalem this week. It's an echo of the First Temple era.
Muslim prisoners praying at the Ayalon prison complex.

More Israeli Arabs Who Planned to Join ISIS Sentenced to Prison

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
Three more Israeli Arabs are going to prison for trying to create an ISIS-linked cell in Israel and plotting terror attacks.

Ohio State University Attacker ‘Inspired’ By ISIS, Law Enforcement Says

A Somali-born terrorist inspired by ISIS injured 11 people in Ohio but officials still don't know why he attacked his own school.

Ethiopian Israelis Joyously Celebrate Sigd Day in Jerusalem

1 Kislev 5777 – November 30, 2016
Israeli Ethiopian immigrants of all ages joyously celebrate their presence in ancient, holy Jerusalem on Sigd Day.

Letters, Postcards, Show a Jewish-Identified, Pro-Zionist Author Stefan Zweig Who Prophesied Rise of Nazism

'Anti-Semitism, hatred, internal strife are all ancient elements of our historical destiny – always problematic. […] We must therefore look for a way out; we must be brave to remain within our destiny. If Judaism is a tragedy, let us live it.'

President Rivlin Asking Jewish, Muslim Faith Leaders to Heal Muezzin Rift

28 Heshvan 5777 – November 29, 2016
Rabbi Yosef Yashar, Chief Rabbi of Acre, said, 'We, too, have experienced acts of provocation in increasing the volume in defiance, but we have talked.'

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