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Help a needy family

Religious woman goes against community standard

Shani Bitton’s family can not even afford Tefillin for their 12-year-old son's upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

Religious woman goes against community standard

Thug Threatens Jewish Prisoner With Wooden Club

Jewish man in Eastern Europe narrowly escaped death threats.

Thug Threatens Jewish Prisoner With Wooden Club

Real estate opportunity

What does life in Israel look like to you?

Privacy and community await you. Welcome to Moshava, Efrat.

What does life in Israel look like to you?

Support the family

Prisoner Describes 3 Attempts Made to Kill Him

In a rare message he was permitted to share, Natan Peretz shares life-threatening details of his prison stay.

Prisoner Describes 3 Attempts Made to Kill Him

Help the Moskowitzs

They could be your neighbors

You would never guess what’s going on behind the front door of the wealthy family who live down the block.

They could be your neighbors

Amid the ongoing war:

Help provide aid to displaced Families in northern Israel

For decades, they have always been Israel's front shield, enduring rocket fires, attacks, and infiltrations by terrorists as part of their daily lives!

Help provide aid to displaced Families in northern Israel

Nearly $60,000 still needed to free Jewish prisoner

Elderly parents of a Jewish prisoner in bad state over a traumatic prison ordeal.

Nearly $60,000 still needed to free Jewish prisoner

Mother Forced to Let Her Son Down

A Jerusalem mother has gone public with her story, hoping she won’t have to break his heart.

Mother Forced to Let Her Son Down

Help Ruti

8-month-old's only hope is treatment at a hospital in Boston

Our 8 month old daughter Ruti is suffering from sarcoma in the soft tissue, neck, and chest.

8-month-old's only hope is treatment at a hospital in Boston

Uniting the Jewish People through the mitzva of tefillin

Rabbi Amichai Eyal, founder of the “Or Chadash (New light)” organization presents his unique initiative

Uniting the Jewish People through the mitzva of tefillin

Wedding of girl who moved thousands

After uncertainty and speculation, bride reveals details of her last-minute wedding.

Wedding of girl who moved thousands

Jerusalem

Ahead of bar mitzvah, family finds themselves with nothing

We knew the date of his bar mitzvah the day my son Efraim was born almost 13 years ago, and yet nothing is ready. Our bank account is empty.

Ahead of bar mitzvah, family finds themselves with nothing

Are Jewish men unprotected in Moldovan prisons?

Investigation into Moldovan prison hierarchy uncovers lack of security and life-threatening violence levels.

Are Jewish men unprotected in Moldovan prisons?

Jerusalem bride from disadvantaged family needs support

One week before her wedding, a friend attempts to break her engagement.

Jerusalem bride from disadvantaged family needs support

Unit 360 Prepares 400 Volunteers Up North Amid Escalating Tension

Rabbi Meir Barel, Unit 360 Commander of Special Operations declared that they aim to be ready and prepared, unlike October 7.

Unit 360 Prepares 400 Volunteers Up North Amid Escalating Tension

Now is the time to support our brave soldiers and their families

Our soldiers sacrifice themselves and risk their lives in a dangerous and densely populated area full of terrorists and traps to protect us! But we must also protect their lives!

Now is the time to support our brave soldiers and their families

The Hidden Heroes Behind Captive Rescues

The exhilarating news of the captives' release from a daring operation—the likes of which we haven't seen since the legendary Entebbe mission—fills us with pride. After successfully retrieving the bodies of three captives weeks ago, all units and organizations involved in this valiant rescue have shown extraordinary bravery and commitment.

The Hidden Heroes Behind Captive Rescues

Prison Officers Turn Blind Eye at Corruption and Violence

The wife of a Jewish prisoner expresses shock at the lack of security in prison.

Prison Officers Turn Blind Eye at Corruption and Violence

Amazing real estate opportunity

What does life in Israel look like to you?

Welcome to Moshava, Efrat: Privacy and community await you!

What does life in Israel look like to you?

The heroes who pulled off a rescue not seen in 50 years

The Covert Warriors That Stand Behind the Major Operations of Neutralizing Terrorists and Rescuing Captives.

The heroes who pulled off a rescue not seen in 50 years

Help support our brave soldiers

Towards Jerusalem Day, the history of our soldier's courage and devotion repeats itself again

Help support our brave soldiers

$80,000 still needed

Public reaction to prisoner’s recording 'strong and swift'

After a Jewish prisoner revealed inhumane living conditions, listeners were reportedly 'shaken up.'

Public reaction to prisoner’s recording 'strong and swift'

Achieving Torah and greatness at one yeshiva

Introducing the Leshem Parents’ Center for guidance towards preparation for haredi yeshiva high schools.

Achieving Torah and greatness at one yeshiva

Help Naomi

Bride taken advantage of, set to be homeless

With 3 weeks until her wedding, a Jerusalem bride suffers a difficult blow.

Bride taken advantage of, set to be homeless

Emotional:

A new stanza for a Naomi Shemer classic – in memory of Shai Pizam

Students of the Yeshivat Har Etzion L'Tzeirim sang Naomi Shemer’s classic Shiro shel Abba at the cornerstone ceremony for the Beit Midrash Ohel Shai, named after Shai Pizam HY"D.

A new stanza for a Naomi Shemer classic – in memory of Shai Pizam

Israeli man's family:

He was betrayed, and is locked up in Moldovan prison

Little did he know, an act of kindness would ruin his life.

He was betrayed, and is locked up in Moldovan prison

Continue to support the heroic IDF soldiers!

Our brave soldiers have taken over all the Hamas smuggling tunnels on the Egyptian border, continue to support the heroic IDF soldiers!

Continue to support the heroic IDF soldiers!

Help a sick orphan

When the doctor asked where his parents were, he fell apart

If Moshe Dovid’s story had ended there, it would have been tragic enough. But in his case, the story isn’t quite over.

When the doctor asked where his parents were, he fell apart

Help her recover

4-inch tumor removed from Israeli baby’s abdomen

The growth was initially discovered 4 months ago by the mother who felt a mass in her daughter’s lower belly.

4-inch tumor removed from Israeli baby’s abdomen

Family of 9 Watch Mother Slowly Dying

Israeli ALS patient’s health is rapidly deteriorating, and is currently facing a danger of death.

Family of 9 Watch Mother Slowly Dying

New Program

Master Hilchos Shabbos Online and Get Smicha

Based on HaGaon Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits's Renowned Smicha Curriculum.

Master Hilchos Shabbos Online and Get Smicha

Stand with Our Brave IDF Soldiers: Your Support is Crucial

Amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza, our courageous IDF soldiers have achieved remarkable successes. They have exposed and eliminated terrorists and their tunnels, and brought dignity to abductees by ensuring they receive proper burials.

Stand with Our Brave IDF Soldiers: Your Support is Crucial

Why This Mother Of 7 Won’t Answer The Door

She took a deep breath before peeking through the peephole, her mind racing with the possibility of facing the bank's warning in person.

Why This Mother Of 7 Won’t Answer The Door

Incursion in Rafah started: Support our brave IDF Soldiers

In this pivotal moment as Israel enters Rafah, our soldiers urgently need support to ensure their safety and effectiveness in the ongoing mission.

Incursion in Rafah started: Support our brave IDF Soldiers

Help support eight neglected Israeli children

Eight siblings were discovered suffering from neglect and dysfunction after their father’s death.

Help support eight neglected Israeli children

Help Israel's farmers

Labor crisis puts Israeli agriculture in peril

Who Will Reap What They Sow? Labor Crisis Puts Israeli Agriculture in Peril

Labor crisis puts Israeli agriculture in peril

Help young father

27-Year-Old man's cancer diagnosis is a death sentence

He had his whole life ahead of him, until he didn’t.

27-Year-Old man's cancer diagnosis is a death sentence

Help support the families of IDF heroes

When soldiers serve on the line of fire, their wives provide mental and intellectual help, watch with the children, and face the ongoing challenge of managing the home and day-to-day needs, while at the same time dealing with fear and concern for the safety of their loved ones on the line of fire.

Help support the families of IDF heroes

Help pay Natan's bail

Woman tells neighbors her husband is 'Away,' but here’s the truth

Neighbors want to know when Chava’s husband is coming home. And in her heart she is afraid the answer could be ‘never.’

Woman tells neighbors her husband is 'Away,' but here’s the truth

Fighting in Gaza intensifies

Support Needed for our brave IDF Soldiers

Today, we issue a heartfelt plea for assistance. We urgently require tactical equipment, suitable clothing, and vital life-saving gear to fortify our soldiers' defense and ensure their safety on the battlefield.

Support Needed for our brave IDF Soldiers

Husband of ALS patient reveals personal story on camera

After 8 years of tirelessly caring for his paralyzed wife, Yaakov Ghermiza shares on camera that he can no longer continue.

Husband of ALS patient reveals personal story on camera

Rabbi Nussbaum says this is the only way we can be redeemed

Like our Sages say: ‘Israel can only be redeemed through charity!’

Rabbi Nussbaum says this is the only way we can be redeemed

Urgent support for IDF soldiers

The incursion in Rafah intensifies: Urgent support is needed for the IDF soldiers.

Urgent support for IDF soldiers

The incursion in Rafah intensifies:

Urgent Support for IDF Soldiers

Many IDF soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice. Improved equipment and new protective gear can have help avoid losses.

Urgent Support for IDF Soldiers

Update:

Unconscious baby miraculously wakes up

Parents Sara and Yona Bar were in a state of shock and horror at the end of last week, after their baby Miriam Chana lost consciousness.

Unconscious baby miraculously wakes up

Fulfilling the Vision:

Rabbi Steinsaltz’s Writings and Teachings are Accessible Online

Rabbi Meni Even Israel, son of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and Executive Director of the Steinsaltz Center, reveals how his father's work to make the Torah more accessible is now more accessible than ever online.

Rabbi Steinsaltz’s Writings and Teachings are Accessible Online

'Do you want to die, Jew boy?'

Jew in Moldovan prison needs $120,000 for bail

Right now, the only thing keeping Natan in prison is money, now that the courts have determined his honest mistake, they have decreed that he can be released on payment of a $120,000 fine.

Jew in Moldovan prison needs $120,000 for bail

Help the family:

After 5 Years of Dysfunction, a 13-Year-Old Broke the Silence

In news that shocked readers around Israel, a case of child neglect recently became public.

After 5 Years of Dysfunction, a 13-Year-Old Broke the Silence

KOSHERPALOOZA is back

ATTENTION FOODIES: SAVE THE DATE — AND YOUR APPETITES — FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE KOSHER CULINARY ADVENTURE

KOSHERPALOOZA is back

Amid campus antisemitism

JCT launches new options for North American students

JCT is offering accelerated enrollment for transfer students completing the current semester and those applying for admission in the Fall, as well as staff opportunities for faculty members.

JCT launches new options for North American students

Help 1-year-old Miriam Chana

Baby suddenly loses consciousness

Miriam Chana’s treatments have been put on hold because the Bars can’t afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to move forward.

Baby suddenly loses consciousness

Help ensure IDF soldiers are properly supplied in Gaza

After entering Rafah, the war in all of Gaza intensifies: support is needed for our brave IDF soldiers

Help ensure IDF soldiers are properly supplied in Gaza

Help with the legal fees

Israeli man's arrest sparks public outrage

As Jews across the globe rally for Natan’s release, it is unclear what threatens his life more: Being beaten to death, or starvation.

Israeli man's arrest sparks public outrage

Help a family:

Life-threatening regression in 1-year-old cancer patient

Minor medical procedure on baby resulted in a rush to intensive care. Help the family.

Life-threatening regression in 1-year-old cancer patient

Rabbi Rimon learns Mishnayot with bereaved children

Ahead of Memorial Day, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, chairman of the Sulamot Foundation, talks about a Torah learning project for the elevation of the souls of the fallen or murdered.

Rabbi Rimon learns Mishnayot with bereaved children

Family's Plea for Help Amidst Medical Crisis

Help Leah keep her family together after her husband's devastating stroke.

Family's Plea for Help Amidst Medical Crisis

Help the family before Shabbat

Woman’s terrifying flight to save her baby’s life

As the plane flew over the Atlantic ocean, Sara Bar held her baby in her arms and prayed. The Bar family is raising money to save Miriam Chana’s life. Without this surgery, she has no chance of survival.

Woman’s terrifying flight to save her baby’s life

Imprisoned man needs help

European prisoners tackle Israeli man

Funds go toward employing a lawyer to prove Natan’s innocence and bring him home. Every day in captivity brings him closer to death.

European prisoners tackle Israeli man

Support the families of Israel's heroes

When soldiers serve on the line of fire, their wives provide mental and intellectual help, watch with the children, and face the ongoing challenge of managing the home and day-to-day needs, while at the same time dealing with fear and concern for the safety of their loved ones on the line of fire.

Support the families of Israel's heroes

Help fund treatment

Family forced to seek treatment for daughter's cancer overseas

Sara Bar is a nurse at Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem. In the field herself for many years, she had faith in the system.

Family forced to seek treatment for daughter's cancer overseas