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IDF Says Gaza Terror Dramatically Increased in January

IDF Says Gaza Terror Dramatically Increased in January

The Israel Defense Forces said there was a “dramatic increase” in rocket attacks from Gaza against Israel in January, with at least 28 rockets being launched in one month. In…

U.S. to Seek Death Penalty for Surviving Boston Bomber

U.S. to Seek Death Penalty for Surviving Boston Bomber

Washington Post – The Justice Department announced Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old man whom prosecutors have accused of bombing the Boston Marathon,…

Report: Israeli Government to Launch Major Initiative to Attract French Jews to Jewish State

Report: Israeli Government to Launch Major Initiative to Attract French Jews to Jewish State

The Israeli government is expected to unveil a program in the next two weeks aimed at luring French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday night.…

Germany funds opening of Bolivia’s first Jewish museum

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — With financial assistance from Germany, the Jewish community of Bolivia inaugurated the country’s first Jewish museum. The inauguration took place earlier this month in Cochabamba,…

Israeli Start-Up Testing ‘AirMule’ Unmanned Flying Ambulance

Israeli Start-Up Testing ‘AirMule’ Unmanned Flying Ambulance

Israeli start-up Urban Aeronautics is developing an unmanned flying ambulance, and an early demonstration video of the “AirMule” has already been featured on a number of popular tech news websites.…

Kerry’s forthcoming peace plan draws criticism for Judea and Samaria withdrawal

Kerry’s forthcoming peace plan draws criticism for Judea and Samaria withdrawal

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s soon-to-be-revealed framework for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is drawing significant criticism for its rumored proposals concerning Israel’s withdrawal from Judea and…

Priorities in Tzedakah

Priorities in Tzedakah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman We are all well aware of the dictum “Teshuva, Tzedaka, uTefilah maavirin es roah haGezairah – Penance, charity, and prayer will remove the decree.”  There are…

New York Senate passes anti-boycott bill

New York Senate passes anti-boycott bill

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The New York State Senate approved a bill that would suspend funding to educational institutions which fund groups that boycott Israel. The legislation approved Tuesday in a…

George Weiner scores against cancer

When his uncle Michael was diagnosed with brain cancer just over a year ago, George Weiner dug his cleats deeper in the batter’s box while also skating hard to check…

An open letter to Emma Thompson, actress and boycotter of Israel

By Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org Dear Ms. Thompson, The Jan. 27 passing of Pete Seeger got me thinking about you. That may seem a little surprising; there’s no obvious connection between…

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