Sunday, January 26, 2020

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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

It’s That NORPAC Time of the Year

Next Wednesday some 1,475 delegates from this region will be going by bus, car, van and train as part of the 2015 NORPAC Mission to Washington, D.C.

This annual event is where “tachlis” is spoken between citizen activists and members of both houses of Congress. The Washington Convention Center will

OU Communities Fair Draws Hundreds Looking for a Home ‘Out of Town’

“Welcome to Overland Park! Come to Kansas for a Shabbat visit!” “There’s an eruv in Linden, New Jersey!” There were assurances of minyanim and mikvaot, promises of welcoming communities and affordable housing. One of the most impressive amenities was the invitation to “ask about free day-school tuition

Summer Is Here For Camp Shemesh

It’s hard to believe summer is right around the corner. Camp Shemesh at Stein Yeshiva is already hard at work planning the next summer adventure for children from daycare through first grade.  The theme this year is “Planet Earth.”  Each week the campers will explore the amazing things our planet has to offer; from outer

Bringing Hebrew to Life for Our Students

Hebrew is a very rich and dynamic language. Did you know a funny word like Kashkesh can mean chat, doodle, and be silly?

This language, our language, can come alive for students in any learning environment. At Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY, we wanted to bring Hebrew to life—to make

News Briefs

Netanyahu and Rivlin Refuse Meetings With Jimmy Carter

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin declined requests for meetings with former US president Jimmy Carter, who is scheduled to visit Israel and the disputed Palestinian

More Voices on the Jewish Left Oppose Iran Deal

Two more prominent voices from the left, one in Israel and one in the American Jewish community, are challenging President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran. The right-left consensus on Iran is broadening almost daily.

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak told CNBC on April 8 that

The 37th World Zionist Congress: A Wake-Up Call to All Orthodox Communities

The 37th World Zionist Congress (WZC) will take place, E”H, in October, 2015 in Israel.

We call upon the entire Orthodox community to organize and to register and vote for the Vote Torah slate. The voting

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