Friday, July 03, 2020

News

Should America ‘Speak With One Voice’ on Israel?

For the first time, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the power to recognize foreign governments is exclusive to the president.

When President George W. Bush signed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act in the fall of 2002, it produced a mild diplomatic crisis. The act put

Israel’s Technion Gets Gates Foundation Grant for Tuberculosis Breakthrough

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Haifa-based Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been awarded a grant for a tuberculosis detection breakthrough as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration program.

The foundation has committed $100 million

Student Works to Prevent Collisions at Railroad Crossings

Recent tragic railroad crossing accidents underscore the danger inherent at railroad crossings throughout the globe. A Boys Town Jerusalem student has devised an innovative solution to keep roads and lives safe when cars and trains intersect. Moshe Ukashi, 20, devoted his recent senior project at Boys Town Jerusalem’s College of

US Lawmakers Approve Measure to Prevent Anti-Israel Boycotts

The US House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that could result in punitive measures against European companies that boycott Israel.

The measure, which was already approved by the US Senate last month, is part of the large bill called the Trade Act of 2015 that is set to arrive at the

India’s Young Jews Eye Israel

One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is home to the majority of India’s Jewish population. Among the 12 million people that make up the city, some 4,000 Jews live in the city. While many of India’s Jews have immigrated to Israel, the United States, Great Britain and elsewhere, around

Israel Crisis Averted in Missouri as Biology Professor’s Anti-Zionist Course Nixed

A University of Missouri (MU) Fall 2015 honors tutorial that pro-Israel students felt would promote bigotry and misinformation on their college campus has been cancelled. “Perspectives on Zionism,” which was scheduled to be taught by self-proclaimed “post-Zionist” and “Nakba Jew-in-law,” George Smith, was nixed due to

Sharsheret’s Rochelle Shoretz: The Ride of a Lifetime

This hesped was presented at the levaya of Rochelle Shoretz, the founder of Sharsheret.

I would like to say a few things to Rochie – I want to ask for mechila (forgiveness) for anything I may have done and said. I would also like to share my immense gratitude for everything you have taught me

Carmel Academy Students Named Winners in Stock Market Game

Two Carmel Academy students were named second place winners in the middle school division of the Connecticut statewide 2015 Stock Market Game. Sammy Shiff and Ben Benson, seventh graders at the Greenwich-based school, created a team portfolio that yielded a 2.41% return above S&P 500 growth. Sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets

National/World News

Ahead of ‘Unity Day’ Memorial Held for Three Jewish Teens Murdered by Hamas

(JNS.org) More than 1,000 people attended a memorial ceremony on Monday in the Judea and Samaria community of Talmon that marked one year since Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and

At ‘Bat Mitzvah,’ Israeli Center Seeks More Women’s Advancement Milestones

The controversy surrounding Israel’s complex framework of laws relating to family life is well known. Often portrayed via popular culture in films and books, the laborious get (Jewish divorce) process, along with other issues relating to the status of women in family law, are a major concern among both secular and Torah-observant

Managing the ‘Shining City on the Jewish Hill’

YU President Richard Joel, Even With the March No-Confidence Vote, Looks Ahead

For Richard Joel, Yeshiva University’s president since 2003, the school he leads “needs to be the shining city on the Jewish hill. If you take the yeshiva out of the equation, I think Jewish life will be

Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help

Everyone asks us, what can be done about the cost of a day-school education?

Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples and concerned members of the community call us, email us and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening

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