A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, marking the tenth successive failure for the movement on Canadian campuses. Initially the motion was erroneously announced as passed, only to be corrected ten minutes later, leading Shliach Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky to break out in dance with fellow Jewish students.
How does one inform his family that he was just diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure? That’s the position Harvey was in. He couldn’t. He knew it wasn’t too long before he’d need to go on dialysis (a form of life support). His wife and two young daughters in college would be devastated. Thus he downplayed it. He stated half-truths that would be considerably more digestible to them.
After close to ten years of developing and investing in the area, the new Jewish cemetery of Moscow was inaugurated in the southern Vastrikovsky neighborhood, not far from the old Jewish cemetery that has already been filled to full capacity and in which each plot costs a small fortune.
There is a certain silence that hangs over funerals, quieter still when those being buried are the young, the innocent. Life moves on: traffic lights change, palm trees shed their giant leaves, but it all seems unreal, or rather surreal. On a typically warm and seemingly pleasant South Florida winter’s day, this silence envelopes Parkland and neighboring Coral Springs, Fla.—the two towns from which Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drew its students, and its martyrs.
At least 17 people were killed, including students and adults, and many others injured when a former student opened fire in a high school in Parkland, Fla. Victims were taken to local hospitals, and three remain in critical condition.
A Saratov Airlines jetliner crash in the area of the village of Argunovo, 50 miles outside Moscow, claimed the lives of all 71 people on board. A mother and daughters last minute ticket change to attended an extra day of a Chabad conference saved their lives.
Budget international airline Wow Air was spotted using the OK Koshers’ kosher symbol without authorization on a number of dairy meals it serves on flights to Tel Aviv.
A Jewish man has been stabbed to death in a terror attack today, near the town of Ariel. The victim, Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal HYD, was on his way to the Bris of his nephew.
Police in Belgium arrested a man who is suspected of trying to ram with his car an Orthodox man and a child on a street in Antwerp.
A popular brand of Asian style sauces has recently removed kosher certification from all its products.
As the year 2017 came to a close, the New York City Health Department released vital statistics for births over the previous year. Rounding out the list of most popular names, they included five Jewish girls’ names and four boys’ names. The city also saw an overall decline in the birthrate.
Twelve people were killed, among them all the five members of a Jewish family, in an airplane crash in a remote mountainous area of Costa Rica.
According to reports from Yeshiva World News, at least four Frum individuals from the New York area are missing a kidney, after going to Mexico for “Bariatric Surgery.”
Two synagogues in the Iranian city of Shiraz were attacked by vandals, who tore up Sifrei Torah and Tefilin, threw siddurim in the toilet and damaged other holy objects.
As Federal Judge Linda Reade read aloud his unimaginably cruel sentence of 27 years, which at his age amounted to life in prison, anyone else would have sunken into despair. But Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is a man of unshakable faith, and during what were meant to be his last few minutes as a free man, he scribbled this remarkable note to his family.
Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City ending at the Kosel with a station named after President Donald Trump, who recently became the first U.S. president to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In the above photo, Boonya Laskey, a Lubavitcher Young Woman, can be seen giving a Menorah to Hollywood Star Liev Schreiber amid a chance encounter on the New York City Subway during Chanukah. But this is only half the story. Many years ago, Schreiber himself was a student of Boonya’s father, Rabbi Aryeh Laskey, who arranged for him to have an Aliyah with the Rebbe in 770 for his Bar Mitzvah! Read this phenomenal story in the extended article!
Juan Thompson, the former journalist who admitted to terrorizing Jewish groups across America with bomb threats, has received a five-year prison sentence.
A fast moving fire has tragically claimed the lives of a mother and her three children, while injuring a number of others in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Chesed Shel Emes is on scene and assisting in preserving kovod hames.
Following President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, this morning, an Arab wearing a Keffiyah and holding a Palestinian flag took a baseball bat to a kosher supermarket in Amsterdam, while police stood by and watched. Only after the supermarket was destroyed, did they intervene and arrest him.
The Republican-led House easily approved legislation that would restrict financial aid that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority until it takes credible steps to end what lawmakers say is a practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.
Following through on a campaign promise, President Donald Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the first U.S. president in history to do so, and will move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.