News From The Hills

By Chanita Teitz For the past two weeks, I’ve taken a break from commenting on the news. Instead I wrote some tips and information about buying or selling a house. As...

Community Center Breaks Ground in Shlomit, Southern Negev

Quite literally among the booms and billows of black smoke across the nearby Gaza border, deep in Israel’s southern Negev Desert, the new community of Shlomit laid a cornerstone...

Harmony Concert Brings Joy And Nachas

For the past 26 years, Kol Rayus Productions has produced Harmony concerts that have empowered talented women and girls from across our community to express their artistic...

Spring Is Here And Baseball Is In The Air

By Ariella Stone I just finished reading a most unusual and groundbreaking novel titled The Season of Pepsi Meyers. As an avid fan of our national pastime, as well as...

Israel Anti-Boycott Act Approved by House Foreign Affairs Committee

The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved on Thursday a bill targeting boycotts of Israel, setting the legislation on a path to a full vote in the House. The Israel...

Chabad Opens its First Center in Rwanda

(JTA) — Chabad has opened its first center in Rwanda, which becomes the African nation’s first synagogue served by a permanent rabbi. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, and their...

How An Injured Skateboarder Became an Israel Navy Submarine Officer

When Lt. S (full name withheld), a professional skateboarder, slammed into a safety barrier while traveling at 60 kilometers an hour during a sports event — breaking his back,...

Israel Puts a Special Spin on Cycling as Giro d’Italia Begins Friday

Israel enters uncharted territory on Friday when it begins hosting the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia, the biggest international sporting event to be held in the country. The Giro,...

Terror Victims Get Heaping Servings of Food and Hope

Try spending $60,000 for chicken, $31,000 for wine, $15,800 for eggs and a mere $5,500 for apples. And that’s before you factor in dessert.Of course, if it’s 600 families...

BDS Fails a Second Time at University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa students voting at the SFUO General Assembly. Photo: SFUO / Screenshot. A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University...
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Germany to Donate $66 Million to Auschwitz Museum

BY TOBY AXELROD BERLIN (JTA) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, making her first visit to Auschwitz, pledged an added 60 million euros — or $66 million...

NY AG Confronts Discrimination Against Hasidim in Orange County

A town in the Hudson Valley has been accused by Letitia James — the state of New York’s attorney general — of engaging in...

Einsatzkommando Interpreter Has Canadian Citizenship Revoked

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — The Supreme Court of Canada court declined to hear the appeal of a former Nazi who is facing deportation after...

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