International News

BY Rabbi Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency
October 7, 2013

As tens of thousands prayed for the recovery of the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Haim Ovadia Yosef, he passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the age of 93, with his family and close colleagues, including several Shas leaders and President Shimon Peres at his side. Rabbi Haim Ovadia Yosef was CONTINUE »

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Former Baptist Sunday school teacher designing for the frum fashionista
BY Talia Lavin
October 3, 2013

Just before Maria Patricia de Sousa set out for a yearlong stint at a seminary in Jerusalem seven years ago, she stopped by the house of an Orthodox Jewish woman in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She wanted to find out about life in Jerusalem — where to eat, how to get around, CONTINUE »

A Belgian citizen spying for Iran, Ali Mansuri,  was arrested on September 11, 2013.
BY Aryeh Savir
September 29, 2013

A Belgian citizen spying for Iran was arrested on September 11th 2013 in Tel Aviv, this according to a statement released by Israel’s General Security Service (GSS). The man, named Alex Menes, aged 55, was arrested as he tried to leave Israel via Ben Gurian airport. In his interrogation it became apparent that he is CONTINUE »

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Some 25 years after Operation Exodus, we celebrate past miracles and contemplate a still-to-be-uncovered future for Soviet Jewish immigrants
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

The story of the Jews of the Former Soviet Union is an evolving one. It’s a story of suffering and distress, a story of incredible challenges — many of which were forfeited, equally as many of which were overcome. But mostly it is the story of a modern miracle. Twenty-five years after Operation Exodus — CONTINUE »

September 25, 2013

A photo posted on the U.S. State Department’s Instagram account on Tuesday lists “Palestine” as a country. The post occurred a day after the State Department unveiled its new Instagram account. “These social media accounts serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign CONTINUE »