Monthly Archives: November 2017

Bar Mitzva boy gives light to Ugandan school

13-year-old Eytan Kramer from Ra’anana marked his coming of age by raising $18,000 to provide solar power for the Bukalikha Primary School in Uganda. Eytan and his mother then traveled to Uganda to see the lights turned on and give … Continue reading

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35,000 celebrate Abraham’s land purchase

Jewish ancestor Abraham bought the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron as a burial site for his wife Sarah some 3,700 years ago. Jews recently read the Torah portion containing the details of the event and to mark the occasion, some … Continue reading

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Christian support for Israel

At the 36th annual “A Night to Honor Israel” event in San Antonio, Christian Zionists donated over $2.1 million to 16 Israeli and Jewish non-profits. One of the beneficiaries was Saad v’Marpe (Relief and Healing) whose 700 Hassidic volunteers help … Continue reading

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102-year-old survivor finds his nephew

Eliahu Pietruszka (102) discovered his brother Volf’s son, Alexandre, thanks to Yad Vashem. In 2005, Volf wrote a Yad Vashem page of testimony saying that Eliahu was dead.  A cousin alerted Eliahu’s grandson which led to Eliahu meeting with Alexandre … Continue reading

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45 survivors celebrate their Bnei Mitzvot

45 Holocaust survivors in Israel got the chance to celebrate their bar and bat mitzvahs at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Due to World War II, they were unable to mark their Jewish coming of age at the appropriate time 70 years … Continue reading

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Celebrating Torah and Technology

KamaTech, a startup accelerator for ultra-Orthodox entrepreneurs, together with the website Sefaria, organized the first-ever hackathon for Haredi engineers and programmers. Its aim was to find ways to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data in the study of ancient … Continue reading

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A Pakistani explains why he is a Muslim Zionist

I featured Pakistani Muslim Noor Dahri (twice) previously. Here he explains why supports the Jewish State. https://www.youtube.com/embed/BC9GlA55sCI?rel=0

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The gavel used in the UN partition vote

Readers may have seen the video of the 29th Nov 1947 United Nations vote that preceded Israel’s declaration of independence. The gavel, used by then-president of the UN General Assembly, Oswaldo Aranha of Brazil, is now on display at the … Continue reading

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162 “lost” Indian Jews arrive in Israel

Two groups, totaling 162 members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community from northeast India have just arrived in Israel. The immigration of the so-called “lost” Jews was organized by Shavei Israel, which has now brought 3,000 Bnei Menashe to the … Continue reading

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Israeli dresses for Serena’s bridesmaids

At tennis superstar Serena Williams’s wedding to Alexis Ohanian, the bride wore white, but her bridal party wore Israeli! Israel’s Galia Lahav designed all seven of the bridesmaids’ dresses including that of Venus Williams – Serena’s sister – who was … Continue reading

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