Everyone in the Soviet Union knew what to do if you were arrested by the Secret Police: You shut your mouth, averted your gaze and tried to be inconspicuous. Everyone, that is, besides Leibel Mochkin, who died last week at the age of 95.
Daily Archives: August 19, 2019
A Chareidi father was reported missing Monday night, after he and a friend went swimming at a Tel Aviv beach. The incident occurred after two young men went swimming together near the Dolphinarium. One of them came out of the water and reported that his friend had disappeared.
Operation Survival: Watch as Operation Survival discusses prevention through education, with Dena Gorkin for the prevention 101 series. Dena Gorkin is the Director of Community Education for NCFJE’s Operation Survival, and founder and principal of Bnos Chomesh Academy high school for girls.
Over 100 friends and supporters join Bais Rivkah’s “Comedy Night at Sea” fundraiser. The event featured a lavish buffet catered by Boeuf and Bun, wine and an open bar by Wine by the Case, kumzitz with the amazing Yossi Lebowitz, and entertainment by comedian Ashley Blaker.
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez has designated Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz praised the decision.
Making the perfect sign that will catch a persons attention, and attract them to come to a farbrengen is always a challenge. Sometimes though, simplicity, a tight budget along with a little creativity, can do the trick.
A gun bust in Brooklyn’s 67th police precinct netted an arsenal of over 34 guns and large amounts of munitions. Three people were arrested for involvement during the raid.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is currently on an official visit to Kiev. This is the first visit of a foreign leader to Ukraine during the cadence of newly elected Jewish President Vladimir Zelensky. The Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Kiev, Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch, had an active part in the activities of the Prime Minister’s visit.
A Frum Monsey father of 7, Reb Dovid Traube, was reported reported missing while boating on Greenwood Lake, which straddles the New York and New Jersey Border. Rabbi Traube had jumped into the lake to save his son who had gone overboard. The son was reported to have been removed from the water, while the father has yet to be found.
The students of Mosow’s yeshiva ktana spent the summer months in Montreal, Canada, as part of their yeshivas kayitz program. In a peaceful and quiet environment they continued to delve into their studies. Their dedicated staff accompanied them, guiding and supporting their progress. Friday afternoons saw the students actively working with Montreal’s Jewish Russian immigrants, in coordination with the local Shluchim. The best Rabbis and Mashpiim were brought in from the U.S. and Canada to farbreng with the boys on various occasions.
A heat wave has hit NYC Monday, making temperatures soar into the upper 90’s. New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat, with the National Weather Service having issued a Heat Advisory through 8:00pm Monday.
Palestinian Authority intelligence services have authored a secret report that warns of a major impending crisis in the Fatah-ruled West Bank, including a new wave of terrorism and a possible popular uprising. The report, obtained by Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, was written specifically for the leaders of the PA security forces and issued just before the murder of Israeli yeshiva student Dvir Sorek in the West Bank earlier this month.
The Jordanian Parliament has recommended that the Jordanian government re-examine its peace treaty with Israel, Sky News reported Monday. According to the report, Jordan’s Parliament recommended the country expel Israel’s ambassador, recall the Jordanian ambassador to Israel, and re-examine the peace agreement between the two countries.