Soldiers Jailed for Refusing Orders on Gaza Border

A group of nine Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers were sentenced to 20 days of jail time for refusing to follow orders during preparations for a Gaza ground campaign last...

Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor: Be Prepared For Next Crisis

The outgoing Bank of Israel governor offered a dire warning on Wednesday to her successor: Be prepared for the next economic crisis. “The economy’s resilience must be improved by many...

Rona Ramon, Widow of Astronaut Ilan Ramon, Dies of Cancer

Rona Ramon, widow of late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and the mother of late IAF pilot Assaf Ramon, passed away on Monday. Ramon was married to the first Israeli astronaut...

Is Israel Headed for Another Runoff Election?

BY DOV LIPMAN (October 11, 2019 / JNS) As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on...

Saluting a Living Hero of Israel’s Fight for Independence

Nothing really prepares you for the Smoky smile and the twinkle in an eye undimmed by nearly a century on earth. And when Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s...

Profiles of New Olim

Local teen musician heads to Israel to join IDF Joely Metz not only sings, but she plays five instruments, including the piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and bass. On August 13,...

High Court Bars 2 Far-Right Candidates From Running for Knesset

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two top candidates of the far-right Jewish Power party cannot run in Israel’s national elections next month, the nation’s Supreme Court ruled. Baruch Marzel and...

Former Minister Shaked Calls for Right-Wing Unity Ahead of Elections

Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a group of New York Republican leaders visiting the Jewish state this week that Israel’s right-wing, which unsuccessfully ran under separate banners during...

Jerusalem’s Old City Largest Accessible Historic Site in World

The Old City of Jerusalem just became the largest accessible historic city in the world. The newly inaugurated, 10-year, 20 million shekel (about $5.5 million) project led by the East...

Haredi Rabbi Refuses to Officiate at Wedding of Avigdor Liberman’s son

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox rabbi has refused to officiate at the marriage of the son of Avigdor Liberman, the head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. Rabbi Baruch...
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Woodmere Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Day

  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

Millions in Default Judgments Entered Against 5T Firm Cardis

Default judgments for defrauding investors out of at least $30 million have been entered against several Five Towns residents as well as other individuals...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...

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