Thursday, February 27, 2020


Jerusalem Woman Removed From Mikvah Premises by Police After Demanding Private Immersion

A woman seeking to immerse in a mikvah without a female mikvah attendant present was prevented from doing so at two separate mikvaot in Jerusalem on Thursday night, and the police were called by mikvah staff to remove her from the premises of the second mikvah building.

The woman is one of a

Hamas-Islamic State Cooperation Adds New Layer to Middle East Threats

In a region full of challenges and short on solutions, reported cooperation between Hamas and the Islamic State branch in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula–considered by many experts to be the terror group’s most potent offshoot–adds a new layer of threats to Middle East stability and especially to Israel.

From Flotilla to Friends? Turkey-Israel Reconciliation Not So Simple

Israel and Turkey are close to signing a deal to normalize diplomatic ties following a secret meeting in Switzerland between senior officials.

Reports indicate that incoming Israeli Mossad chief Yossi Cohen and Joseph Ciechanover, who is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top envoy with

SAR Cruises Past Kushner Cobras

On the final night of November, the SAR varsity basketball team squared off with the Kushner Cobras in Livingston, NJ. SAR is coming off a fifth place finish in this year’s inaugural Steve Glouberman tournament. The team is now looking to feed off their subpar finish, to build on what hopes to be a successful regular season.

World News Briefs

Messianic Jew Killed in San Bernardino Had Argument on Islam with Shooter

( One of the 14 victims of the Dec. 2 terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., was a Messianic Jew who purportedly had previously gotten into a heated debate with one of the shooters over the

Hillary Clinton: The Alternative to Abbas Might Be ISIS

Presidential hopeful tells Saban Forum that Israel ‘should take action’ on settlements, but calls on Arab states to update peace initiative and recognize Israel.

Washington–Former Secretary of State Hillary

Poll: Netanyahu Among Five Leaders Americans Admire Most

When asked to "list the five American or international leaders that you most admire," a new Brookings Institution poll respondents rank Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu third, after Obama and Reagan • Netanyahu most popular among Evangelical Christians.

Should a Professorship Be Named After a Hitler Backer?

The campus of Princeton University has been engulfed in protests by students who want President Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from one of the university’s schools because of Wilson’s racist views. By contrast, the news media and academic community have largely ignored a challenge by several historians to Brown University over

In Rare Oval Office Address, Obama Warns of Terrorism Succeeding

“We cannot turn against each other by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam,” Obama said.

Washington–Terrorism has evolved since the events on September 11 into a less complex form of killing innocents, US

Islamic State Claims California Mass Killers As Followers

Islamic State said on Saturday that the married couple who killed 14 people in a mass shooting in Southern California were its followers, and FBI agents raided a home apparently belonging to a friend of the husband.

Islamic State’s claim came in an online audio broadcast three days after

Shalom Task Force Hosts Groundbreaking Shidduch Workshop

Over two dozen young women gathered in a private home in Ramat Beit Shemesh on November 29 to attend the “Shidduch Shmooze,” a workshop run by Shalom Task Force to educate them on critical components to look for when dating and choosing a potential spouse.

The workshop–the first of its kind held in

The Pain of Losing Ezra Schwartz HY"D

Ezra Schwartz.

Outside of the Sharon and Greater Boston Jewish community, it’s fair to say that many of us didn’t know him personally. Why is it that the hurt we’re feeling a week after his murder by a Palestinian terrorist saddens us so intensely? We’re taking

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