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News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on September 5, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item.  No. 82, September 05, 2018 Call for Action Israeli Charities on the Beth David website. A list of selected Israeli Charities has been published... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on August 22, 2018

No. 81, August 22, 2018 Inside Israel Alternative marriage initiative kicks off. The Hashgacha Pratit (Hebrew for ‘Private Supervision’) group is launching a new initiative that seeks to marry Israelis outside the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate. The campaign is aimed primarily at immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose Judaism is often held in doubt, leading to their inability... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on August 7, 2018

No. 80, August 8, 2018 Inside Israel Terrorist attacks. A 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia, father of two small children, was murdered in a stabbing attack in the town of Adam near Jerusalem. In the attack, a 17-year-old terrorist from the Palestinian Authority-controlled town of Kobar killed Ovadia and wounded two others.   The Palestinian Authority declared him a “Martyr”, and will reward... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on July 25, 2018

No. 79, July 25, 2018 Inside Israel Large number of Israelis fast on Tisha B’av, poll finds. More than one third of Jewish Israelis, some 36%, say they fast for the entire day on Tisha b’Av, which commemorates the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem and other tragedies of Jewish history. Along with the 36% of Israeli Jews who... Read more »

News From Israel No. 78, July 11, 2018

by Lynn Crocker on July 10, 2018

No. 78, July 11, 2018 Inside Israel Knesset Committee approves the bill to penalize Palestinian Authority (PA) for payments to terrorists. The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved the final draft of a bill to deduct the payments that the PA makes to terrorists and their families from taxes and customs fees collected by Israel for the PA. Only... Read more »

News from Israel – May 16

by Lynn Crocker on May 15, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 77, May 16, 2018 Inside Israel WATCH: Experience Lag B’Omer – The Jewish Festival of Fire! Hundreds of thousands of Israelis make the... Read more »

News From Israel – May 2, 2018

by Lynn Crocker on May 2, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 76, May 2, 2018 Inside Israel Israel halts to commemorate fallen IDF soldiers, terror victims. Israel came to a standstill on April 17... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on April 17, 2018

No. 75, April 18, 2018 “News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. Inside Israel Israel remembers 6 Million on Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Wednesday evening, April 11, the State of Israel... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on April 3, 2018

No. 74, April 4, 2018 Mark your Calendars Donniel Hartman: Global Judaism and Israel. Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman will discuss “Global Judaism and Israel: Navigating Democracy in the Jewish State.” The event will take place at APJCC in Los Gatos, 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, on Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Inside Israel WATCH: The Western... Read more »

News From Israel – March 21, 2018

by Lynn Crocker on March 20, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 73, March 21, 2018 Call for Action Urge your senators to sign the Corker-Menendez letter on Iranian aggression and nuclear ambitions. Iran—the world’s... Read more »

Inside Israel – March 7

by Lynn Crocker on March 6, 2018

No. 71, March 7, 2018 Inside Israel Israel celebrates Purim. With marches, dancing and elaborate costumes, Israel dresses up as it celebrates the holiday of Purim, with some cities taking the opportunity to mark the state’s upcoming 70th anniversary. And more pictures here. IDF foils 20 to 30 terrorist attacks a week. The IDF has thwarted many terrorist attacks in... Read more »

News From Israel – February 21, 2018

by Lynn Crocker on February 21, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 71, February 21, 2018  Important Events POSITIVELY ISRAEL: Celebrating the Wonders of Israel. The Bay Area Jewish Community invites you to “POSITIVELY ISRAEL”,... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on February 8, 2018

No. 70, February 07, 2018 Inside Israel Unemployment levels drop to lowest since ’70s. The unemployment rate in Israel dropped to 4% in December 2017, marking a 0.3% decrease since the previous month and the lowest rate since the end of the 1970s. African asylum seekers protest deportations outside president’s house. Dozens of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers protested outside... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on January 24, 2018

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 69, January 24, 2018 Inside Israel Israeli rabbi killed in West Bank drive-by shooting. A resident of an outpost near Nablus, in central... Read more »

News From Israel – January 10, 2018

by Lynn Crocker on January 9, 2018

No. 68, January 10, 2018 Inside Israel WATCH: Israelis hope for peace in 2018. World Israel News reporter Steve Leibowitz asks people on the streets of Jerusalem about their hopes for 2018. Unemployment in Israel at historic low, wages rising, report finds. Taub Center finds that increased employment rates and salaries “have led to an impressive rise in consumption in... Read more »

News From Israel – December 27, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on December 27, 2017

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 67, December 27, 2017 Inside Israel Finance Ministry announces $227 million tax cuts on consumer items. Fighting high cost of living requires “bold... Read more »

News From Israel – December 13th

by Lynn Crocker on December 17, 2017

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 66, December 13, 2017 Inside Israel WATCH: November 29, 1947 – The miracle of UN’s vote to establish State of Israel. As Israel... Read more »

Inside Israel

by Lynn Crocker on November 29, 2017

No. 65, November 29, 2017 Inside Israel 2 injured in Gush Etzion terror attack. An Arab terrorist carried out a combined ramming and stabbing attack in Gush Etzion, leaving two Israelis injured, including one in serious condition. The terrorist then attempted to stab a soldier and was shot and neutralized by the security forces at the scene. Dozens arrested in... Read more »

News from Israel October 18, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on October 26, 2017

News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 64, October 18, 2017 Inside Israel WATCH: A special Sukkot holiday greeting from the IDF. Here is a special Sukkot holiday greeting from... Read more »

An Important Message from Rabbi Ohriner

by Philip Ohriner on October 17, 2017

Below is an important message from Rabbi Ohriner followed by a message from CBD’s President, Bill Beyda: Dear friends, I cherish the moment Michael Leitner, who was serving as the chair of the Rabbinic Search committee, asked me if I would serve as a rabbi of Congregation Beth David. I accepted not knowing how right the decision would be for... Read more »

High Holy Day Sermons – Rabbi Pressman

by Lynn Crocker on October 4, 2017

What Does It Mean to be a Jew? Rosh Hashanah 5778/2017 Rabbi Daniel Pressman These High Holy Days are about new beginnings—repentance and renewal. We return to first principles, to basic questions: Who am I? Who do I want to be? What are my values? Are my deeds and values aligned? One of those basic questions concerns me today: What... Read more »

News from Israel – September 20, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on September 28, 2017

“News from Israel” presents a compilation of news stories from major Israeli and other publications. To see the source and to read the full story behind a headline, click the hyperlink in the corresponding news item. No. 62, September 20, 2017 Inside Israel Government unveils infrastructure investment super-program. A multiyear program, the first of its kind, will combine the development... Read more »

News From Israel – September 6, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on September 12, 2017

No. 61, September 06, 2017 Inside Israel Chief Rabbinate challenges Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to rule on Western Wall egalitarian section. Israel’s Chief Rabbinate said the country’s Supreme Court lacks the jurisdiction to rule on the “intrareligious” struggle involving egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall. The brief said the court does not have the authority to make decisions on the topic... Read more »

News From Israel

by Lynn Crocker on August 23, 2017

No. 60, August 23, 2017 Inside Israel Corruption cases against Netanyahu. This article describes the corruption cases involving Prime Minister Netanyahu, which are currently pursed by Israeli police. Some 3,000 demonstrators protested what they view as slow progress in the corruption cases against Netanyahu. On the other hand, over 3,000 protesters showed up at a rally in support of Netanyahu.... Read more »

News from Israel No. 59,  August 09, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on August 9, 2017

Inside Israel Israeli cabinet decided to remove metal detectors from Temple Mount. The Security Cabinet decided to remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount and the detectors were subsequently taken down, along with the existing security cameras. The government will implement security measures based on advanced technologies (‘smart checks’) and other measures instead of metal detectors at a cost... Read more »