Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., received a $10 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will be renamed the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and will concentrate on Holocaust studies throughout the world. The center sponsors […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) raised $20 million on Tuesday at its annual national gala, held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. Some 1,400 guests from the U.S., Panama, and Israel attended the event, where IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz thanked the organization “for choosing to stand by our side […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The US condemned the Gazan terrorists' rocket attacks on Israel on March 12, noting Israel's sovereign right of self-defense.
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Following the Minchah (afternoon) service, led by the Vyelipoler Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Frankel, rally participants recited several passages of Tehillim.
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
A huge explosion in New York City at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, sent “people flying out the windows,” of a five story building, killing two women, injuring 18 and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the New York City Fire Department and witnesses. The explosion occurred at Park Ave. and East […]
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Brooklyn College has finally apologized to the four Jewish Pro-Israel students it ejected from a BDS forum last year.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The White House finally has come out with a statement condemning the ship carrying Iranian missiles destined for Gaza, but only after it took a couple of days to figure out how to censure the smuggling attempt without hinting that perhaps Iran cannot be trusted in talks on its nuclear development. “It is important to […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A plan to stop tax evasion also threatens to break all limits of confidentiality of Americans in Israel.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The time difference between Israel and the United States is now only six hours following the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States and Canada early Sunday morning. Israel moves its clocks forward on Friday morning, March 28. The exceptions to Daylight Saving Time in the United States are Hawaii and Arizona, but […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views
Mort Klein has been re-elected as the president of the Zionist Organization of America. He defeated his challenger, Steve Goldberg.
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Despite Iran’s terror sponsorship, “it’s entirely appropriate" to continue the talks.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the Palestinians for lack of progress in peace negotiations, and said Israel would not agree to additional conditions for the continuation of the talks. “The Palestinians are the ones torpedoing the talks by setting conditions,” Lieberman told Israel Radio Thursday, according to the Times of Israel. “Israel would not […]
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