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The Jewish Federation of NEPA Celebrates Israel’s Independence Day

By | 2021-04-19T18:12:23+00:00 April 19th, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , |

Though we couldn’t visit Israel in person to celebrate her 73rd birthday, a number of households throughout Scranton and the Poconos joined a virtual tour of our Jewish homeland, sponsored by the Federation. On Sunday evening April 11, 2021 and Wednesday evening April 14, 2021 Rick Abrams of JNF and Mordechai Cohen led the breathtaking tour [...]

King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

By | 2020-11-12T15:48:38+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dating to around the time of King David 3,000 years ago, what may be the earliest fortified settlement in the Golan Heights was recently discovered during salvage excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. Incredible rock etchings of two figures holding their arms aloft — possibly at prayer with what could be a moon [...]

Israeli Honored by Queen for ‘Strengthening Tech Partnership’ with UK

By | 2018-11-09T16:10:35+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Haim Shani is being honored for his contribution to the flourishing tech collaboration between the U.K. and Israel. By: Mara Vigevani/TPS  Haim Shani will be appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to “strengthening the tech partnership between the UK and Israel,” Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday. Shani, Co-Founder of Israel [...]

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Response to BDS Activists: Be True To Yourself

By | 2018-08-08T13:44:54+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

To those who sincerely want to boycott Israel – here is a list of Israeli inventions you should refrain from ever using, no matter the consequences. Stick to your convictions! By: Dr. Charles L. Richman Please do not use and do not allow your loved ones to use the following medical or life-saving devices since they were built, [...]

American Joint Distribution Committee Representative Sean Goldstone Speaks to Jewish Federation of NEPA

By | 2018-11-09T16:11:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Sean Goldstone of the American branch of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) spoke to a group of Federation members from Scranton and the Poconos on Thursday evening May 17, 2018. Sean opened his program by screening a brief video on the work of the “Joint” in Eastern Europe. He informed all assembled that this video was just viewed [...]

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Guatemala follows US, moves embassy to Jerusalem

By | 2018-11-09T16:11:37+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Guatemala made history when it followed the US in moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. By: World Israel News Staff Guatemala made history on Wednesday when it moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, two days after the US made the same move. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven [...]

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UN warns of collapse of Gaza services after Hamas destroys fuel depot

By | 2018-11-09T16:11:54+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Gaza is facing yet another humanitarian crisis as a result of Hamas’ violent and destructive actions.  By: AP and World Israel News Staff The United Nations has warned that an alternative method of getting fuel to Gaza must be found urgently; otherwise, dwindling supplies needed to run hospitals, collect garbage, pump water and treat sewage will [...]

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New Israeli line of Passover wine launched by former NBA all-star Amar’re Stoudemire

By | 2018-11-09T16:12:38+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday, 6-foot-10 former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire effused over his new line of kosher-for-Passover wines, grown and produced in Israel. “It’s a blessing for me and my family to be able to produce such great wines from a land like the land of Israel, so [...]

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#WeRemember Holocaust Memorial Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

By | 2018-11-09T16:13:48+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 [...]

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