They are calling it “cutting edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They — the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) — are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for… Read More
by Maayan Jaffe About one week until Congress returns from break to dialogue about a potential missile attack against the Syrian government, led by Bashar al-Assad, for his purported use of chemical weapons, analysts are debating — and citizens are rallying – for or against this rebuttal. But amid the cries for retaliation, the talk… Read More
by JNS.org. (JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has called up reserve soldiers and placed additional Iron Dome batteries in the north as Western allies reportedly prepare to launch a military strike on the Syrian government for its use of chemical weapons. The badge of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which summoned its reserves as… Read More
While the world continues to look on, unsure how to react, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed and another 2.5 million have fled their country. Meanwhile, quietly but effectively, Israeli doctors treat Syrians able to reach their borders. Dr. Zeev Zonis, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Western Galilee Medical Center in… Read More
Israel’s self-described interim solution covering where and how women can pray at the Western Wall hasn’t stopped Jews from all sides of the issue from wanting to hit their heads against a wall. A 4,840-square-foot platform designed to accommodate up to 450 worshippers at a time was just installed. The new prayer plaza, connected by a… Read More
Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor, a talented diplomat, has a challenging job defending Israel in the U.N.’s hotbed of anti-Zionism and double standards. Indeed, it’s not often that Israel is treated like a hero in that forum. However, during the U.N. Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Israel… Read More
David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, both sons of former Israeli chief rabbis, were elected Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi of Israe.
A senior Israeli diplomat serving in Europe downplayed the importance of E.U. guidelines designed to exclude Israeli settlements from certain benefits.
By Ron Kampeas It’s almost boilerplate: The American Jewish community asks a foreign leader with whom it has cultivated a close relationship to kindly tell firebrands in the leader’s government to pipe down and fall in with an established policy that happens to be embraced by the U.S. government. Greece? Romania? Hungary? Russia? Try Israel…. Read More