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"TODAY, I was 'FIRED' from volunteering because I identify as Jewish (discovering my Jewish heritage recently)."
The Embassy of Israel sent several tons of goods and supplies to assist recovery efforts in Texas, with help from IsraAID and 495 Movers Inc.
Miraculously, the Jewish texts which have withstood almost 2,000 years of exile, have stood up to Houston's flood waters.
Israel goes out to the American people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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.
Floods, Africa and the U.N.
In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
“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."
Miriam Ballin, a native of Houston and the Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit leads the mission.
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.
“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”
Video footage showed waist-high water and rescued families who spoke of waiting for help from second floors and attics.
After Hurricane Harvey, experts warn Texans that alligators have sought shelter on higher ground, including in residential areas.
The event will be dedicated to the promotion of innovative and groundbreaking Israeli water technologies.
Most of the Jewish Community Centers that received threats had received them before, including the one in Vancouver, where the JCC was threatened last week.
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing due to the severity of the unexpected turbulence.
The Orthodox Union, B'nai Brith and the Houston Federation are pitching in.
A 1943 vintage Danish fishing boat which rescued Danish Jews during the Holocaust is in the process of being moved and restored, ironically enough,...
Bomb threats on two Houston synagogues Wednesday closed classes, one day after a similar threat on a court forced a quick evacuation. The synagogue bomb...
The Robert Beren Academy of Houston has advanced to the finals in a victory over both their opponents, Dallas Covenant Academy, and the Texas...
Republican US presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul will have to answer to pro-Israel supporters following a blog post by a former senior aide stating Paul wishes Israel “did not exist”.
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