Monday, June 01, 2020

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From Kaifeng to the Kotel

Jerusalem–For the first time in nearly seven years, five 20-something women from the ancient Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng arrived in Israel this morning to fulfill their dreams of making Aliyah thanks to the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel.

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Justice Antonin Scalia Mourned by Jewish Leaders

(JLNJ) The leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America issued the following statement with regard to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, 79,

Likud Knesset Members Support Israeli Public Transport on Shabbat

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Several Likud party members of the Israeli Knesset, at a Knesset Economic Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday, expressed support for the prospect of running public transportation on Saturdays.

The surprising Likud support for the controversial move

Hezbollah Leader Irked by Growing Sunni Arab Ties With Israel

(JNS.org) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah appeared upset with reports that Sunni Arab leaders are increasingly viewing Israel as an ally in the fight against Iran.

In a speech broadcasted on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television in honor of “Martyrs Leader Day” Nasrallah said that

Six Killed, 10 Injured in Bus Accident on Highway 1

Six people, including children, were killed and 10 were injured when bus 402 from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak collided with a truck on Highway 1 on Sunday evening.

A spokesman for the Egged bus company said the bus, which left Jerusalem for Bnei Brak at 5:40 p.m.,

Ohio Jews Respect John Kasich, But Will His ‘Moderate’ Tack Resonate Nationally?

“The upright path is the middle path of all the qualities known to man.” Those are the words of the Jewish sage Maimonides. They also describe the values that Ohio Jews believe are embodied by their state’s governor. But will Jewish voters and other voters nationwide take notice?

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Madrid Jewish Community Sues Magazine Over Racist Cartoons

The Jewish community in Madrid is seeking legal action against the El Jueves satirical magazine over a comic strip published in its latest issue featuring anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic images.

One of the cartoons in the comic strip depicts an Israeli soldier abusing a Palestinian with a caption

FBI Joins Probe of Possible Terror Attack on Israeli-Owned Ohio Deli by Machete-Wielding Man

A machete-wielding man stormed a central Ohio restaurant owned by an Israeli on Thursday evening, injuring four people before being shot dead by police.

Authorities identified the suspected attacker as Mohamed Barry, a 30-year-old of Somali background who police say may have traveled to the United Arab

Yeshiva University to Hold ‘Jewish Jobs’ Fair

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and the YU School Partnership will host its annual Jewish job fair on Thursday, March 3, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on YU’s Wilf Campus, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street in New York City. The event is free and open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m., with priority

The Western Wall Prayer Decision and the Shifting Israel-Diaspora Paradigm

The Israeli government’s passage of legislation that authorizes egalitarian prayer in a soon-to-be-created 9,700-square-foot, NIS 35 million ($8.85 million) section adjacent to the southern part of the Western Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) has been called groundbreaking, empowering, dramatic, and unprecedented. The section

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Three Terrorists Carry Out Combined Shooting and Stabbing Attack at Damascus Gate

(Jpost and combined sources) A Border Policewomen, 19, who was drafted two months ago, was killed and a second was badly wounded in a combined terror stabbing and shooting attack at

Bloomberg Could Be the Latest Twist for Jewish Voters

The 2016 US presidential race has been high on twists, with billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump and socialist Bernie Sanders leading in many polls. But the topsy-turvy journey might just be getting started. As voters prepared to cast their first ballots in Iowa and New Hampshire, former New York City mayor and

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