Thursday, April 09, 2020


Vandalism Strikes Twice at Historic Jewish Cemetery in Connecticut

Two acts of vandalism were discovered at a historic Jewish cemetery in Connecticut recently, The Hartford Courant reported on Thursday.

Police were called to the Zion Hill Cemetery in Hartford on Wednesday morning, after an employee of the Association of Jewish Cemeteries was doing an inspection and

Dafna Meir Hy”d: A Legacy of Giving Back

On Sunday, January 17, Dafna Meir, 38, was stabbed to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in Otniel, Israel. Dafna was a devoted mother to four natural children and two foster children. She was a nurse, a wife, a mother and a foster mother, an advisor and a teacher on halachic issues regarding fertility and a

'Dafna, We Will Watch Over Your Husband and Children'

Israel Nabs Suspected Terrorist as Dafna Meir Is Mourned

Following an intensive manhunt, the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency on Tuesday apprehended the suspected Palestinian terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, in her home

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German Jewish Leaders:
We Are No Longer Safe Here

(Benjamin Weinthal/Jpost) The spokesman for Hamburg’s Jewish community, Daniel Killy, said deteriorating security in Germany has led to a highly dangerous situation for Jews. “No, we are no longer safe here,” Killy

New Poll: Over 70 Percent of French Public Believes Anti-Semitism on Rise in France

Jews wearing yarmulkes. A new survey indicates that most French people think Jews should continue to wear their skullcaps in spite of a rise in anti-Semitism. Photo: Wikipedia.

While a majority of French respondents to a new survey believe Jews should not stop wearing their skullcaps in the wake

Polish City Used Jewish Tombstones in Construction

A Polish city used tombstones from its Jewish cemetery to build a short wall around the Christian cemetery, an Israeli blogger was recently shocked to find. Food blogger Meir Bolka was searching Ostrowiec for the graves of relatives who perished before the Holocaust.

Bolka went to the mayor and

Azerbaijan: A Muslim Nation Against Anti-Semitism

As 2015 came to a close, I found myself in Baku, Azerbaijan, because I wanted to better understand and appreciate the country’s friendship with Israel and the United States.

Thinking about food for Shabbat, I ventured out for a walk and found an indoor farm-to-table grocery store on one of the

AACI Launches First English-Language E-Book Library in Israel

The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel ( announced today the opening of the Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Book Library, the first English-language virtual library in Israel and one of the first e-book libraries in any language in the country. Open to members of

EU Eyes Limiting Israel Deals to Inside ‘67 Lines

Anger is building in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. At the meeting, the council–which consists of the foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states–is set to vote on a resolution that would limit EU-Israel agreements to inside the 1967 borders.

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Police Suspect Tel Aviv Terrorist’s Family Hid Him

(Ari Yashar/Arutz Sheva) Police have arrested the father and several family members and acquaintances of the Arab-Israeli terrorist Nashat Melhem, who murdered at least two in Tel Aviv on Friday and wounded several

Families Mourn Victims of Tel Aviv Shooting Attack

In the wake of the brutal terrorist attack on Tel Aviv’s bustling Dizengoff Street, the father of 26-year-old victim Alon Bakal wants the world to know about his late son.

“Everyone always says, ‘My child is...’ but Alon was different,” said David Bakal at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical

Israel Welcomes New Egyptian Ambassador After Three-Year Absence

(i24news) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel on Sunday, saying at his weekly cabinet meeting that Hazem Khairat’s arrival will lead to a strengthening of ties between the two countries.

“Over the weekend Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel,

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