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Daily Archives: August 19, 2021

Jews in all 6 Gulf Countries Join together for First Selichot Gathering in Decades

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that are developing Jewish life in the region, will hold its first joint Selichot...

“The Mystery of the Missing Pitom”, by Beverly Mach Geller

After Yosef, his brothers and father built their sukah, they went to buy a lulav and etrog. Yosef is fascinated by its fragrance and can’t wait until the holiday arrives to smell it again....

The ‘Highly Unlikely’ Happened in Afghanistan. Now What?

In the Famous-Last-Words department: “The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” The “highly unlikely” happened on Sunday as a dozen Taliban fighters garbed in...

זי האָט זיך פֿאַרליבט אין ייִדיש

אין דעם פּאָפּולערן עלעקטראָנישן "מענדעלע"- געװעב איז לעצטנס אָנגעגאַנגען אַן אינטערעסאַנטער געדאַנקען-אויסטויש אַרום דעם (אין ענגליש דערשינענעם) אַרטיקל פֿון אַ געװיסן חײם פּעװנער א. נ. "ייִדיש אַן אָפּשטאַרבנדיק לשון". "מענדעלע-פּראָגראַם" איז אַ "װעבסײַט" - אַ װעב-פאָרום...
Pro-Hezbollah supporters at a rally in Germany. Source: Screenshot.

A Hezbollah-Israel conflict is closer than ever

Hezbollah fired 19 rockets at northern Israel on Aug. 6, and IDF artillery units returned fire into Southern Lebanon. The situation has been quiet since, but the idea that the escalation is “behind us”...
Magen David medical worker take COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from Israeli kids at a COVID-19 test temporary station outside the Science Museum in Jerusalem, on August 19, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

New front line: IDF soldiers assist in pandemic preparations for new school year

Thousands of soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command will assist in conducting a Health Ministry nationwide serological testing program for detecting coronavirus antibodies in children, a senior military officer said on...
A view of the town of Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria on June 10, 2020. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Approval for thousands of housing units in Judea and Samaria pushed off to unknown...

Approval of 2,223 new housing units slated for Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria has been postponed to an unknown date after the council responsible for approving them failed to meet on Wednesday, Kan News reported. The...
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla). Credit: Flickr.

Florida senator urges Commerce Department to investigate Ben & Jerry’s over Israel boycott

A U.S. senator from Florida is calling on the Department of Commerce to investigate Ben & Jerry’s for banning the sale of its products in parts of Israel. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Commerce...
Unilever Canada sign on their head office in Toronto, Canada. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock.

Unilever threatens legal action against Israeli NGO over Ben & Jerry’s knock-off brand

Ben & Jerry’s parent company Unilever is threatening to take legal action against an Israeli NGO that is trying to knock off the ice-cream maker’s brand in the West Bank following the company’s decision...
William Burns. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: CIA chief expressed concern to Bennett over Chinese investments in Israel

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Bill Burns told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a visit last week that the U.S. is concerned about Chinese investments in the country, especially in the high-tech sector...