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65 Year-Old Chassidic Woman Reportedly Gives Birth in Israel

(Arutz Sheva) A 65 year-old chassidic woman gave birth to her first child overnight Monday, after 46 years of marriage. The new mother, named as Chaya Sarah Shahar of Bnei Brak, gave birth to a healthy baby boy at a

Analysis: Fact and Fiction on Israel’s New Government

Jerusalem—Last week, in the final hours allotted for building a coalition, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu successfully secured his government for the Twentieth Knesset. After March’s election yielded a decisive victory for the centrist and right-wing parties of Israel’s parliament, many expected quick negotiations to

Fuel-up Nation: Israel Has Robust Presence at Major Oil and Gas Trade Show

Given Israel’s well-documented penchant for innovation, it was only a matter of time before the “start-up nation” established a robust presence at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the world’s largest annual trade shows for the oil and gas industry.

“The people in Israel are

Scenes From Yom Yerushalayim

NORPAC Applauds the Passage of Iran Review and Hezbollah Sanctions Bills in the House of Representatives

NORPAC applauds the House of Representatives for its passage today of two bills that would ensure a satisfactory deal with Iran, and also curtail the pariah state’s terrorist links.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191) closed with an overwhelming vote of 400-25. This bill ensures

Bridging the Gap Year: Hevruta Program Forges Israeli-American Bonds

Eighteen-year-olds have a habit of forming close, family-like relationships with each other. It’s rare, however, that Israeli and American teenagers living thousands of miles apart have the chance to create such bonds. But this year, 25 teens have been doing just that as part of a first-of-its-kind program.

Likud and Jewish Home Form Coalition Hours Before Deadline

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party narrowly formed a coalition agreement Wednesday with the help of the Religious Zionist Jewish Home (Habayit Hayehudi) party just two hours before the final midnight deadline. The Jewish Home’s decision to join paves the way for a narrow, 61-member coalition  with Kulanu, Shas,

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Texas Muhammad Cartoon Event Attack

(JNS.org) The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the shooting attack at a free speech event in Texas on Sunday night that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, marking the first time the group has admitted to carrying out an attack on U.S. soil. Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an

Chabad Center in Nepal a Crisis Hub After Massive Earthquake

More Than 4,000 Killed, With Thousands Injured and Missing

Hundreds of Israeli backpackers and tourists took refuge at the Chabad center in Kathmandu after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the capital city shortly before noon on Saturday. Some were given emergency medical

Russian Bookstores Pull ‘Maus’ From Shelves

Russian bookstores were pulling a Pulitzer-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust off their shelves Monday, reportedly because they feared getting in trouble with the government for selling a book with a swastika on the cover, AFP reported.

The cover of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, which

Shas Joins Government, Deri is New Minister

Ultra-Orthodox Party Also Receives Religious Affairs and Negev and Galilee Ministries, Deputy Minister

The ultra-Orthodox Shas party signed a coalition agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party on Monday evening, effectively joining the government.

George Pataki, Possible Presidential Candidate, Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

From his childhood, to his time as mayor of his birthplace, to his three terms as governor of New York State, George Pataki fostered a close relationship with the Jewish community. If he decides to run for president in 2016, a much broader Jewish constituency will get acquainted with Pataki.

“I grew up

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