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Israeli ZAKA Volunteers Working with Jewish, Christian Communities on Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

After an initial briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and with the Orthodox Union which is coordinating the volunteers within the Jewish community in Houston, the ZAKA team set out to work.

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."

Jewish Billionaire Donates ‘Twice Chai’ Millions to Help Houston

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

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."

US President Trump Plans Personal $1M Donation to Harvey Victims

The White House is open to ideas, Sanders said, adding that the president has not yet reached a decision on which group should coordinate the funds.

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.”

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.

Houston Under Water as SuperStorm Harvey Drenches Texas

Video footage showed waist-high water and rescued families who spoke of waiting for help from second floors and attics.

Israeli Aid Teams Fighting Fire in Macedonia

A 22-member delegation was sent by the Jewish State to battle the flames, which began last week.

Israel to Launch Research Satellite, Will Track Climate Change

The satellite will help a farmer see the spatial and temporal changes of crops in the entire field, and on an intra-field scale of small plots as well.

Residents Home, Roads Open, Fire Out in Jerusalem Forest

Police and security forces operated in the area along with firefighting crews as well.

Israel Fighting Fire in Montenegro

Israel sent one team to help with logistics and two firefighting planes to battle the massive blaze.

Day 2: Fires Ignite in Northern and Central Israel

Officials are now looking into the cause of the rash of fires around the country.

Homeless, Injured in Tzfat After Fire Rages Through Cana’an Neighborhood

It's not yet clear what started the fires in so many different locations on Sunday, but it has been especially hot and dry in Israel for the past week or more.

Trillion-Ton Iceberg Created by Antarctica

The iceberg chunk, about 350 meters (1,100 feet) thick, is larger than the state of Delaware in the U.S.

NASA to Share Total Eclipse of USA

NASA Television is also planning to air a multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.

Earthquake 2017: National Earthquake Preparedness Drill

"In contrast to other scenarios that threaten the home front, the basic rule is: Get out of the houses, get out of the buildings. “The safest place is open space.”

Fire Near Moshav Sde Hemed

It's not clear what started the fire.

Fire in Southern Israel Near Ofakim

Due to the hot, dry and windy conditions, the fire was able to spread rapidly.

Israeli Students’ Duchifat-2 Small Satellite Launched by NASA

The students will study the data beamed from the orbiting Cubesats at the Herzliya Science Center.

Jordan River May Become Model for Regional Teamwork

"The regional cooperation key to restoration of the Jordan River could be emulated around the world."

Israeli Aid Workers on Standby for Devastation in Colombia

The mud from the rivers had simply flowed along with the water and essentially buried the city while its residents slept.

Israeli Emergency Aid Teams Help in Peru After Floods, Mudslides

Both Peru and Colombia have had diplomatic relations with Israel for decades.

In NYC, Winter Storm Stella Brought A Mess But No Disaster

Although winter storm Stella packed a wallop in the north and south, New York City was largely spared its wrath.

Northeast US Prepares for a Nor’easter and Snowstorm Stella

At least 4,000 flights have been canceled up and down the Eastern Seaboard in advance of Snowstorm Stella.

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