Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Named UK Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has been named the new chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. Following a long process, in which a number of surprise candidates made bids that both...

Heroic cop Throws Himself into Freezing Boston Harbor to Rescue Stricken Woman

Without a second thought a hero cop threw  himself into the freezing waters of Boston Harbor to rescue a woman who had  fallen into the channel. To the cheers of...

‘Don’t Feel Deprived’ Diet Cheesecake

By P. Samuels Most of us have been on diets, usually more than once. Pesach, with its food restrictions and emphasis on starchy and fried foods, creates havoc despite the...

UN Urges Israel to Find Solutions for African Migrants

African migrants hold placards during a protest outside Israel’s Supreme Court in Jerusalem, Jan. 26, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun. Israel should stop plans to send tens of thousands...

Russian Passenger Plane Crashes Near Moscow; 71 Feared Dead

A view shows a scene where a short-haul regional Antonov AN-148 crashed after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, outside Moscow, Russia February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer. A Russian passenger plane...

Ariel University Receives Full State Accreditation Despite Being Located in West Bank

Ariel University’s campus. Photo: Michael Jacobson via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Israel’s Knesset voted Monday to make Ariel University in Samaria the state’s ninth accredited institution of higher learning. The vote...

Ohio Hits a Record $200 Million in Israel Bonds

  Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Photo: Cleveland Jewish News / Michael C. Butz. JNS.org – The Ohio Treasurer’s Office purchased $52.8 million in Israel bonds on Feb. 15 to increase the...

Cyprus, Israel Seek Gas-Sharing Formula to Unlock Energy Hub

An ownership squabble over Cyprus’ main natural gas field is threatening to delay multi-billion dollar plans to turn the eastern Mediterranean into a major energy hub. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Psychotrauma Unit Sends Ambulance to Bolster Sderot

United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Director Miriam Ballin brought an ambulance and team to Sderot on Monday in order to bring some much-needed support to the residents...
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