Chabad Making Inroads in Finland’s Jewish Community

As the world’s eyes turn toward Helsinki’s hosting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of the Finnish capital’s traditional summit meeting places, the...

Adelson Contributes $13 Million to Israeli American Council

From left to right: Israeli entertainer Yehoram Gaon, philanthropist Haim Saban, Shawn Evenhaim, and Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson. Photo: Idan Ozeri-Tal. JNS.org – Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson announced an...

Almost All Israeli Jews Host or Join a Seder

A Passover Seder table. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – According to a Jewish People Policy Institute survey of 3,000 respondents, 97 percent of Israelis Jews say they either host or participate...

Aerospace Giant Lockheed Martin to Open Preschool in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Municipality has announced that world-renowned U.S. aerospace company and F-35 airplane manufacturer Lockheed Martin is opening a preschool in Jerusalem, focused on science and technology. The preschool is...

An Unforgettable Shabbat In Athens

By Dr. Jonathan Paley Though much ink has been spilled over the now infamous “Shabbos Flight” LY002, JFK-ATH-TLV, I feel it is vital to counter the cynical but predictable spin...

Former World Champions Take on Dozens of Chess Players in Jerusalem

Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand, two former world champions, took on dozens of children and teenagers in simultaneous chess games in Jerusalem on Monday as hundreds of onlookers watched. The...

Orthodox, Minority Networking Groups Find Common Ground

Can business and economic growth be the great equalizer among different religious and ethnic age groups? If the turnout and sponsorships for the recent “Honoring Lauren Simmons, the Lone Woman...

Breast Self-Exam Device Developed by Israeli Wins WeWork Award

The Jerusalem based MonitHer home breast-exam system won the $360,000 grand prize at the WeWork Creator Awards on June 20, which was attended by 5,000 people. The handheld ultrasound system...

Haredi Soldiers Distributed 2,000 Mishloach Manot To Patients While On Army Leave

While on holiday leave from the army, Haredi soldiers from the Netzach Yehuda Brigade chose to devote their long-awaited vacation day to visiting the sick in hospitals around Israel...

Connecticut Jewish community Literally Fights Antisemitism

For those who think American Jewish self-defense is an oxymoron, the newly formed Hartford Chapter of The Legion is offering something that may well change minds. The Legion is looking...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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