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Daily Archives: July 19, 2021

The U.S. Capitol building. Credit: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons.

Senate advances bill to help faith-based entities, houses of worship with security

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee unanimously advanced a bill last week to develop and fund security for faith-based organizations, including schools, houses of worship and other religious institutions. It comes as...
An Israeli couple on their wedding day photoshoot in a blossoming almond tree field in Latrun, near Jerusalem, on February 25, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Israel to launch ‘happy badge’ program for weddings and large events

With Israel’s wedding season a week away and the rate of COVID-19 infection rising, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett signed off on a program on Thursday that would allow weddings and other celebrations to...
Protesters in Berlin hold a Palestinian flag and the initials of the anti-Israel BDS movement while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting Germany in August 2019. Credit: Israel Hayom.

‘UN sponsoring pro-BDS groups,’ right-wing watchdog claims

The United Nations has been sponsoring dozens of groups promoting BDS, some of which also have terror ties, according to a report released over the weekend by right-wing Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu.Between 2016 and...

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (the first...