Sunday, January 26, 2020


Blazing Trails in Israel (Literally)

In November 1947, just a few weeks before the outbreak of Israel’s War of Independence, a civil engineer named Hillel Berger marked a three-kilometer trail in the Judean Desert, between Ein Feshkha and Ras El Feshkha, the country’s first-ever marked trail. Berger had discovered a pathway to some of Israel’s

Grisly Terror Attacks Claim Rabbi Michael 'Miki' Mark, 13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffa Ariel

(Yaakov Ort/ and combined sources) Rabbi Michael 'Miki' Mark, the principal of a yeshiva in Otniel, Israel, was killed—and his wife and two of their children injured—in a drive-by terrorist attack just south of Hebron.

According to initial reports, the family’s

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Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Dies at 87

( Holocaust survivor, author, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87, his son Elisha Wiesel said Saturday. Wiesel, who won the Nobel

Palestinian Payments to Terrorists and Their Families Fuel Violence

The brutal killing last week of American-Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel has yet again raised the issue of how the Palestinian Authority’s payments to terrorists encourage the murder of Israelis, Eli

Netanyahu: Israel Is Returning to Africa in Big Way

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Uganda, the first stop of a four-day trip that will also include visits to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Uganda on Monday, the first stop of a four-day trip that will also include visits to Kenya,

Westchester Undergrads Kick Off Summer With ‘Spiritual Super Charge’ in Israel

Jerusalem—As their classmates headed home after a long academic year, 300 elite undergraduate students—including six from Westchester—boarded flights for the Jewish homeland to kick off the summer with an identity-building experience unlike any other.

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Family, Friends Mourn Gary Turkel’s Tragic Passing

After almost five days of searching by the Rockaway Nassau Shomrim (RNSP), U.S. Coast Guard and others, as well as a social media campaign that inspired many in the community to join the search, the body of Yeshiva University graduate Gary Turkel z"l was found on Friday about 30 miles off the Long Island shore.

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Disappearance of Yemenite Children an ‘Open Wound,’ Netanyahu Says

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Documents about the so-called “Yemenite Children Affair” may finally be unsealed after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday voiced support for the

What Does the UK’s Vote on EU Membership Mean for Jews and Israel?

Once controlling an empire spanning every continent, the United Kingdom has been undergoing an identity crisis in recent years. In 2014, Scotland, which has been part of the United Kingdom for over 300 years, held a referendum on whether to remain part of the country. Now in 2016, after years of discontent with the European Union (EU), the

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Mass Shooting Terror Attack Claims Lives in Tel Aviv

(Michael Zeff/TPS) A mass shooting terror attack occurred in the center of Tel Aviv shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, [at press time] claiming the lives of at least four victims.

Google Pulls Chrome Extension Following Revelations It Was Being Used by White Supremacists to Track Jews

A harmless-sounding Google Chrome plugin was pulled from the company’s web store on Thursday, after it was revealed this week by Tech Mic that it was being used by white supremacists to track Jews online.

The “Coincidence Detector” plugin served one purpose, the report said: “Compiling

Rabbi Avi Weiss’s PORAT to Focus on Inclusivity Within Orthodoxy

If you could choose one attribute of contemporary Modern Orthodoxy to amplify, what would it be? Conversely, if you had the power to change one thing about contemporary Orthodoxy, what would it be and why?

How do we define and what are the implications of a truly Modern Orthodoxy

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