Birthright’s Excelerate18 Summit Gives Boost to Young Professionals

Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, hosted its 2018 Excelerate18 Summit this past weekend, from Nov. 3-4, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The...

Complacency And Political Numbness

By Ron Jager Indifference to the daily suffering of Israeli communities located in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip seems to have become acceptable to Israel’s political leadership. Even outstanding...

Moshe Lion to be next mayor of Jerusalem

By Uzi Baruch (Arutz Sheva) - Moshe Lion is the next mayor of Jerusalem, after winning 51.5 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s runoff. His rival Ofer Berkovitch has so far won...

More Than 100 Rockets From Gaza Rain Down on Southern Israel

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

IDF Calls Up Reserve Troops as War with Gaza Looms

IDF spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis on Tuesday morning said the Israel Defense Forces will begin a call-up of reserve soldiers. In an interview on 101.5 FM Radio, Manelis said the...

Israeli Intelligence Minister Calls for Gulf Cooperation on Aviation Security, Other Areas

Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation, commercial aviation and tourism, Israel‘s intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit...

Israel OKs Qatari $15 Million Cash Transfer Into Gaza

(JTA) — Israel facilitated the transfer of $15 million in cash from Qatar to Hamas in Gaza in three black trolley suitcases amid a significant increase in terrorist attacks,...

Israel Finance Minister: No Tax Hike Despite Budget Concerns

Israel’s finance minister on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about a growing budget deficit and said he would not raise taxes to help balance the books despite pressure from the...

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Quits Over ‘Capitulation to Terror’ in Gaza

Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Jonathan Klinger via Wikimedia Commons. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a “capitulation to...

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...

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Whenever you want to go anywhere, there’s traffic. And people know this. That’s why when you get there, everyone asks, “How was traffic?” “Traffic was...

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It could be known as the “Great Modern-Orthodox/Yeshivesh Divide,” although it has not yet entered the list of “Shidduch questions” that...

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