42 Orphans Celebrate Bat Mitzvahs In Jerusalem

Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating social-welfare organization in Israel–since 1788–hosted a bat mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families this week in Jerusalem. And while the...

Happy Birthday, Little Miracle

By Shalom Pollack It is Independence Day, our 69th. Not bad for a tiny country smaller than Lake Michigan and under threat of annihilation every day of each those years. The...

Holocaust Survivor Reunited With Woman Who Hid Her From Nazis

Holocaust survivor Miri Amir was reunited with Miroslawa Gruszczynska, the woman whose family hid her from the Nazis in Poland during World War II. Amir hadn’t seen Gruszczynska in...

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...

10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married In Israel

Ten Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Mizoram, India, in February, married at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Chasidim on Sunday, April 2, under...

Waze To Prevent Wildlife From Becoming Roadkill

As part of UN World Wildlife Day (Friday, March 3), the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and Waze launched a new venture aimed at reducing...

What’s Up, Dog?

By Michele Herenstein While finding my seat on a flight to Denver, I noticed there was a decent-sized dog across the aisle from my parents and me, basically nose up against...

‘Smart Apartments’ Initiative Offers Disabled New Hope For Independent Living

In an initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Welfare, the Colel Chabad charitable organization has recently launched a new project to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to...

Tzohar Halev: Helping To Build Happy Homes

By Dini Harris Avichai is a gentleman. Every time he goes on a trip without his wife, Keren, he brings back a trinket for her. Keren expresses her appreciation for...

Tzohar Halev: Helping To Build Happy Homes

By Dini Harris Avichai is a gentleman. Every time he goes on a trip without his wife, Keren, he brings back a trinket for her. Keren expresses her appreciation for...

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More than 100 rockets from Gaza rain down on southern Israel, hitting a bus...

This is a developing story. JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 100 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza rained down Monday evening on southern Israel, including...

Honoring Hempstead’s WWI Contributions On 100th Anniversary

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, along with Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, United States Army Reserve Ambassador to New York State Gary Port, Former...

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By Faygie Nachman Do you ever have food left over from a simcha? From a Shabbos? Or just from the week? Bought the wrong flavor...

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