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Gilad Shalit and fiancée Nitzan Shabbat. Source: Screenshot.

10 years after release from Hamas captivity, Gilad Schalit gets married

Gilad Schalit, a former Israel Defense Forces soldier who spent five years as a prisoner of Hamas, and Nitzan Shabbat were married on Wednesday in a private ceremony in central Israel. The two got...
LR: Laizer Kornwasser, National Vice President of the OU and Co-Chairman of NCSY Youth Commission; Rabbi Dr. Joshua Joseph, Executive Vice President and COO of the OU; Tiffany Yankovich, National Development Director of NCSY; Becky and Avi Katz, Guests of Honor; Rabbi Micah Greenland, International Director of NCSY, Moishe Bane, President of the OU; Mitchel Aeder, Chairman of NCSY

More than 300 attend NCSY’s Gala celebrating champions for Jewish teens

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At its recent Gala, NCSY, the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox Union (OU), feted communal leaders who have invested in programs that have fostered Jewish continuity and identity. More than 300 supporters attended...
Political fundraiser Lisa Spies (right) posing for photos with her mother, Susan Wernick (left), at a private dedication event on Father's Day in front of the donations—an ark, bimah, amud—the cantor's lectern—and parochet, that she and her husband, attorney Charlie Spies made in honor of her late father, Dr. Shelley Wernick, to the Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington. Photo by Daniel Perez.

Prominent political fundraiser endows DC-area Chabad center in her father’s memory

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About 50 friends and family members of political fundraiser Lisa Spies joined on Sunday, Father’s Day, for a private brunch to dedicate donations that she and her husband, attorney Charlie Spies, made to the...
Young evangelical Christians at a concert. Credit: Jantanee Runpranomkorn/Shutterstock.

Why is young evangelical support for Israel eroding?

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Over the past few decades, evangelical Christians have emerged as one of Israel’s core bases of support both in the United States and many other countries as well. However, growing trends of secularization and...
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Risks of a Nuclear War With North Korea: The Obligation of Intellect-Based Remedies

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“Is it an end that draws near, or a beginning?”-Karl Jaspers, Man in the Modern Age (1951) Intellect and National Security In the end, nothing could be gained by approaching the North Korean nuclear threat with Trump-era seat-of-the-pants...
A view of the rubble after a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapses on June 24, 2021. Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Twitter.

Condo across from Miami synagogue collapses, search and rescue underway

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One person has been pronounced dead after a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Fla., in a predominately Jewish area near a large synagogue, partially collapsed at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. As many as 50...
A Jewish man is verbally assaulted by anti-Semitic language before loading his children onto a bus to go to summer camp on June 21, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Pedestrian yells anti-Semitic threats at Jewish father, kids at camp bus stop

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A Jewish man was verbally attacked with anti-Semitic language on Monday as he dropped off his children at a bus stop to go to their Jewish camp in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of California. Jessica...
Canadian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Canada’s leading labor union secretly passes resolution to boycott Israel

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Canada’s largest labor union adopted “behind closed doors” a motion last week that supports a boycott of Israel after the resolution initially failed to garner support among members. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held its...
Soldiers of the Belgian army guarding the Brussels synagogue. Credit: Roman Yanushevsky/Shutterstock.

Belgian government decides to remove army protection from Jewish sites

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The head of the European Jewish Association (EJA) said on Wednesday that the Belgian government’s decision to remove army protection at Jewish institutions makes “zero sense” and leaves Jews “wide open with a target on...
Gay McDougall. Source: YouTube.

US law professor elected to UN committee criticized for stances on anti-Semitism, Israel

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Gay McDougall, who was elected to serve on the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Thursday, has elicited concern over her record on anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism. McDougall, 73, a distinguished...