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Mayor: Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world due to ‘zero misuse’ of guns

By | 2018-02-20T16:26:00+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Despite the constant threat of terror in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has announced that “Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world.” Supporting his claim, the mayor stated that the “murder rate in Jerusalem is only one per every 100,000 residents, which is far lower than most major cities.” He added [...]

Antwerp man filmed destroying 20 mezuzahs, harassing Jews

By | 2018-02-15T15:42:29+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

(JTA) — A 24-year-old refugee, believed to be Muslim, was briefly detained by Belgian police for anti-Semitic hate crimes, including the destruction of at least 20 mezuzahs in Antwerp, local Jews said. In recent weeks, the same man was filmed in Antwerp destroying at least 20 mezuzahs, religious objects containing a parchment with biblical text inked [...]

Super Bowl travelers can learn stories of Holocaust survivors through ‘Transfer of Memory’

By | 2018-02-05T18:56:03+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As thousands descend upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to see their heroes on the gridiron, some heroes they may not have expected to meet will greet them: Minnesotans who survived the Holocaust. These survivors are featured in “Transfer of Memory,” a full-color photo exhibition on display in Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP) Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 through Feb. [...]

#WeRemember Holocaust Memorial Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

By | 2018-01-18T18:38:39+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

 A global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust is rapidly spreading. Will you join it? By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has launched a global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social [...]

NPR Buries the Facts

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:18+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

An NPR piece entitled, “Israel Accused Of Revoking Thousands Of Jerusalem Residency Permits From Palestinians,” buried, and in some cases entirely left out, critical information. The author, Daniel Estrin, has a history of responsible journalism with NPR, which makes this lapse unusual, but nonetheless worth examining. “Burying” is when an article separates out critical information into a [...]

Jews and Economics

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:18+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Mikeitz(Genesis 41:1-44:17) Jews and Economics We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes: over twenty per cent of them from a group that represents 0.2 per cent of the world population, an over-representation of 100 to one. But the most striking disproportion is in the field of economics. The first Nobel Prize [...]

Live Donor Needed – URGENT

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:19+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

To the NEPA Community, Our 11-month-old son, Noam (Michael) has a rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia.  Noam already had a surgery when he was 5 weeks old, but the surgery wasn’t successful.  Noam needs a liver transplant and he is currently listed in UNOS for a liver transplant. We are looking for a live donor for him (with a liver transplant, only part of the liver [...]

Trump, often polarizing, draws broad Jewish and Christian support on Jerusalem

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:19+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, or on any political topics for that matter. But Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his expression of the intent to move the U.S. embassy to that city drew widespread support from Jewish organizations, dovetailing [...]

Four Ways The New York Times Botches Coverage of Jerusalem

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:19+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The run-up to President Trump’s speech about Jerusalem provided the New York Times with an opportunity to put some of its worst journalism on display. Here are some of the problems: Confusion about annexation: A Times news article about the history of Jerusalem reported that “Israel stopped short of annexing East Jerusalem, a move that would most likely have drawn international [...]

Rare ancient temple and vessels discovered on IDF training grounds

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:19+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Using drones,Israeli archaeologists recently exposed an exciting find so rare that similar sites in the nation can be counted on the fingers of one hand. An impressive 2200-year-old structure and a rare ritual altar have been recently unearthed in the midst of an IDF training area. The structure was apparently dismantled intentionally centuries ago, perhaps during [...]