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...

Ski Trip Lifts The Spirits Of Kids Of Courage

Kids of Courage received this letter after its most recent winter trip. Although mere words can never quite say what we really feel, once again, we would like to proclaim...

Piercing The Darkness Of Substance Abuse And Suicide, Amudim Offers Ray Of Hope...

Despair. Fear. Hopelessness. It’s hard for most of us to imagine the torrents of turbulent thoughts that swirl through the minds of those who have fallen victim to the lure...

Prickles and a Paunch: Israel’s Overweight Hedgehogs Go on Diet

Zoo workers hold Sherman, the overweight hedgehog (L), and an average sized hedgehog (R) at the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo, near Tel Aviv, Israel Jan. 3, 2018. Photo: Reuters...

Skating Unites At Shulamith Middle Division

On Monday, October 2, students of the Shulamith Middle Division arrived at school brimming with excitement and ready for the first schoolwide achdut event of the year. No buses...

Brooklyn’s Diversified Communities Unite To Help Victims Of Maria’s Wrath In Puerto Rico

In an unprecedented display of unity, the Bridge Multi-Cultural Project on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn sponsored an emergency relief drive to assist the beleaguered victims of Hurricane Maria in...

Shalva Children’s Center Band Launches Music Video

The Shalva Band of the Shalva Children’s Center recently launched their first official music video. Within days of the clip going live, the band and its members are moving...

Har Adar Hero Recounts His Story

Jerusalem District Police Chief Yoram Halevi visited Amit Steinhart, the security coordinator of Har Adar, who was hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital after being seriously wounded in the...

Aleh Pays Tribute To ‘Guardian Angel’ Of Israel’s Disability Community

On Monday, September 11, the Aleh Jerusalem Ladies Committee hosted their 25th gala event at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, an incredible evening featuring great food and lively...

YU Students Tackle Houston Flood Relief

While most of their friends were enjoying the extended Labor Day weekend, 11 undergraduate students from Yeshiva University traveled to flood-ravaged Houston to assist with disaster-relief efforts. Though Hurricane...

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Netanyahu Offers Help Following Sri Lanka Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “deep shock over the murderous attacks against innocent civilians in Sri Lanka.” Netanyahu, in a statement released...

NY State Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Yeshiva Regulations

(JTA) — A New York State Supreme Court judge has struck down regulations announced by the state’s education commissioner, which would have ordered increased...

Arson Suspected in Fire at Moscow Yeshiva During Seder

(JTA) — A fire broke out in a yeshiva in Moscow during the Passover seder on Friday night. The fire at the Torat Chaim yeshiva...

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