Tuesday, July 07, 2020

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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 JNS.org) 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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Trump Calls Israel ‘Great Bastion of Hope:’ Will Visit Jewish State ‘Soon’

(JNS.org) Asked for his message to Israelis on Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish state’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald

Architect of Iran Deal Campaign Admits White House Lied to Sell Agreement

President Barack Obama’s deputy national adviser for strategic communications admitted that the administration’s fundamental selling point for the nuclear deal with Iran was false, according to a profile written by David Samuels and published Sunday in The New York Times magazine.

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‘No Statute of Limitations on Genocide,’ Nuremberg Anniversary Confab Reminds

Why should the casual observer care about the seemingly obvious need to prosecute and convict Nazi war criminals, whether it be during the Nuremberg trials of the 1940s or similar proceedings in more recent years?

“The Nuremberg trials only convicted the leaders and a relatively small

Special Needs Student Fulfills Childhood Dream by Joining IDF

Like many other young Israeli boys, 20-year-old Yinon Refaeli has dreamed of serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since he was a child. The challenge for Rafaeli is that he suffers from cerebral palsy (CP) and cannot speak.

This never stopped Rafaeli from seeking out ways to show

EL AL Airlines Offers Special Summer Fares to Israel

New York—For warm weather, pristine beaches and unrivaled scenery this summer, EL AL Israel Airlines is providing travelers with excellent savings. The special round-trip fares are $1,299 from New York (JFK/Newark) and Boston for departures June 16 through August 18 (all taxes and carrier-imposed surcharges are included).

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