Thursday, July 09, 2020


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 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

Iran Nuke Talks Continue in New Phase

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement by the end of June to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions, officials told The Associated Press


113 Bereaved Boys Take Part in Mass Bar Mitzvah at Western Wall

( The Jewish charity Colel Chabad on Monday hosted a mass bar mitzvah celebration at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for 113 boys who had lost a parent.

Each boy received a new set of tallit and

Yeshiva University Partners with HASC for Environmentally and Socially Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling

New York, NY—In line with its goals of environmental and financial sustainability, Yeshiva University recently partnered with eWorks Electronic Services, a program established by the HASC Center and AHRC, that provides  recycling, refurbishment, and resale services of office technologies and consumer electronics by employing

Israeli-Issued Passover Travel Warnings Include Egypt and Turkey

( In its biannual report for Israeli tourists, the Counterterrorism Bureau at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday warned that after Islamist terror attacks in Belgium, Canada, Australia, Denmark, and France over the past year, there is a possibility of further jihadist attacks against Israeli and Jewish sites in

It’s Hard to Be a Christian in Israel, But Not Because of Prejudice

My name is Gabriel Naddaf, and I have the privilege of being a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth in the Galilee. My people have mistakenly been called “Christian Arabs,” but the reality is that we are Arameans—descendants of people who lived here in Israel since biblical times.


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