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Jewish Family in Texas Turns Hundreds of Kippahs Into Face Masks for Local Homeless Community

A Jewish family in Houston, Texas, is collecting kippahs, also known as yarmulkes, and converting them into face masks to help protect the homeless population in their hometown.

Teen brothers Matthew and Jeremy Jason volunteer every Friday in downtown Houston with the organization Food Not Bombs, a non-profit that feeds the hungry in over 1,000…

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For First Time, Israelis Recovered from Coronavirus Outnumber Those Still Sick

For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country earlier this year, the number of people in Israel who have recovered from the virus surpassed the number of those who are still sick, according to Health Ministry figures published Wednesday.

There have been a total of 15,782 confirmed carriers of COVID-19, the disease caused…

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Israel Thwarts Major Coordinated Cyber-Attack on Its Water Infrastructure Command and Control

Israel thwarted a major cyber-attack on its water infrastructure over the weekend.

In a statement, Israel’s National Cyber Directorate announced, “Reports have been received by the National Cyber Directorate about attempted attacks on command and control systems of wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and sewage.”

The Directorate…

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Israeli UN Envoy Scolds Palestinian Counterpart: Your Hate For Jewish State Overrides Care For Your Own People

Israel’s envoy to the UN excoriated his Palestinian counterpart at a Security Council discussion of Israeli efforts to aid the Palestinian Authority during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, declaring: “You have made it clear that you prefer to hate Israel more than help the Palestinian people.”

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon sprang to his…

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MSNBC Graphic During COVID-19 News Shows ‘Palestine’ in List of Countries

A background graphic on MSNBC last week showed “Palestine” in a rolling list of countries depicting numbers associated with the coronavirus pandemic, despite it not being an independent nation.

The graphic was displayed during “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” on April 16 while internal medicine physician Lipi Roy was analyzing the number of…

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More Than 40,000 Christians Worldwide Stand for Siren on Yom Hashoah

As the memorial siren sounded across Israel on Tuesday morning to mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem hosted more than 40,000 Christians worldwide in a live online ceremony that had viewers stand for the siren to honor the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Due to current health…

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German City of Dortmund to Get First Jewish School Since 1942

On the eve of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish community of Dortmund, Germany was informed that the city council had approved the request to open a Jewish Day School.

The last Jewish institution in Dortmund was forced closed by the Nazis in 1942, according to Rabbi Baruch Babaev, a community rabbi there.

 “The fact that the…

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Israel Approves $6 Million in Grants to Startups, Companies Combatting Coronavirus

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) approved NIS 22 million (approximately $6 million) in grants last week for 35 startups and companies trying to combat issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

On March 17, the IIA, Israel’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Social Equality announced the allocation of NIS 50 million (approximately $13…

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Israeli Couple Aged 90, 87 Recover From COVID -19 in Ashkelon

Happy scenes unfolded Sunday at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, as an elderly couple was sent home after both recovered from COVID-19.

Rahamim Bracha, 90, and his wife of 69 years, Shoshana, 87, thanked doctors as well as God as they were released.

“Goodbye and may we not come here again,” said Rahamim, who had been in serious condition and…

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US Government Agency Calls For Release of Baha’i Falsely Accused as Israeli Spy

BERLIN — The Washington-based United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urged on Thursday that the Iranian regime allied Houthi authorities in Yemen comply with their March 25 public commitment to release Baha’i religious prisoner of conscience Hamid bin Haydara, along with 24 other detained Baha’is.

“Enough of the…

In The News Medical Advancement

Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate – preliminary data

Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company.

The patients were treated at three different Israeli medical centers for one week under the country’s…

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Experts: Israel Ahead of Curve on Coronavirus

Israel’s battle to stop the spread of coronavirus appears to be bearing fruit and is leading many experts to express cautious optimism about these efforts.

There are more than 9,000 confirmed cases in the country, and as of Tuesday evening local time, 61 people were dead. However, the rate of new cases seems to have slowed following weeks of…

In The News Iran

Iran Deploys Missiles Covering The Strait Of Hormuz

Evidence suggests that Iran has deployed an array of anti-ship missiles and large rockets overlooking Strait of Hormuz, which is vital for the supply of oil from the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The waterway is being patrolled by U.S. Navy and its allies to protect vessels from Iranian action.
Multiple amateur videos and photos of the weapons…

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Last Child to Undergo Lifesaving Heart Procedure by Save a Child’s Heart, as the Israeli Based International Organization Teams Up with Wolfson Medical Center in the Fight Against COVID-19

As Save a Child’s Heart’s (SACH) finished heart surgery on its last child until the pandemic ends, SACH announced today that it is teaming up with Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), a hospital serving 500,000 people in central Israel, to make space for patients and raise money for essential medical supplies needed for the hospital’s fight against…

In The News Israeli Technology

From Swords to Plows: IAI Seeks to Battle Coronavirus With UV-Light Tech

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense firm, has jumped into the fray to help tackle the coronavirus that is killing tens of thousands of people globally and causing havoc to economies.

The company, which makes unmanned aerial systems, radars and communication satellites among other products, has put its…

Holocaust In The News

Millions of Dollars Going to Holocaust Survivors for Coronavirus Help

BERLIN (AP) — Millions of dollars in additional funds are being made available to agencies around the world that provide aid to Holocaust survivors, whose advanced age and health issues makes them particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus, the organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazis announced Monday.

The New…

Antisemitism In The News

Yale University Rabbi Abused and Beaten in Antisemitic Robbery Praises Swift Police Response

A rabbi who survived a violent antisemitic attack in New Haven last week praised the swift response of the police officers who arrived to assist him as he lay battered on the ground.

The frightening attack on Rabbi Yehoshua Rosenstein — the Jewish life adviser of the Chabad branch at Yale University — took place last Tuesday night.


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In Unprecedented Move, US State Department Designates Russian Neo-Nazi Group as Terrorist Organization

The US State Department on Monday sanctioned a violent Russian neo-Nazi group as a terrorist organization — marking the first time that a white supremacist group has been designated in this manner.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales announced the move against the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and its…