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Urgent support for IDF soldiers

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

Urgent support for IDF soldiers

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

Help the Bar family

American family forced to leave Israel for cancer treatment

The Bars have arrived in America, and have been given a terrifying ultimatum.

American family forced to leave Israel for cancer treatment

Support his legal aid

One man’s journey from yeshiva to prison

Natan Peretz, 32, says he was told the package he brought into Moldova contained dog food, now money for his legal aid is running out and he is languishing in prison.

One man’s journey from yeshiva to prison

Her place is not on a hospital bed

Currently, there is one course of treatment that can save her life and enable her to go back to her former happy-go-lucky existence. But it comes with a price tag.

Her place is not on a hospital bed

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

Israel Under Fire:

Urgent Appeal for Assistance for Our IDF Soldiers

As Israel faces escalating conflict, particularly in the northern region, an urgent call for assistance reverberates to us. Our brave IDF soldiers find themselves on the front lines, risking their lives to safeguard our homeland.

Urgent Appeal for Assistance for Our IDF Soldiers

Israel under fire:

Urgent appeal for assistance for our IDF soldiers

These courageous soldiers have chosen also to forego their holiday leave, dedicating themselves entirely to the defense of our country until now.

Urgent appeal for assistance for our IDF soldiers

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

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Urgent Appeal for Life-Saving Equipment for Brave IDF Soldiers

As the war intensifies in the northern region and amidst fierce battles raging in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria, we are inundated with urgent pleas for assistance from our soldiers. These courageous soldiers are facing relentless attacks from terrorists and adversaries who show no mercy.

Urgent Appeal for Life-Saving Equipment for Brave IDF Soldiers

Efrat:

'Supporting brave mothers who decided to continue pregnancy'

Nir Salomon, Executive Director of Efrat, speaks about providing hope, support, and a path forward for mothers.

'Supporting brave mothers who decided to continue pregnancy'

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13-Year-Old Raising 7 Siblings Alone

As friends admit they didn’t realize the extent of the children's pain, more details are revealed about a shocking case.

13-Year-Old Raising 7 Siblings Alone

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“When She Saw It, Her Stomach Dropped”

When Yaffa is finished, she looks in her wallet, and her stomach drops.

“When She Saw It, Her Stomach Dropped”

Standing strong:

Supporting our brave IDF soldiers in times of crisis

As tensions rise in the north and battles rage on in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria, our soldiers find themselves in the line of fire, confronting relentless attacks from merciless adversaries.

Supporting our brave IDF soldiers in times of crisis

Young girl made shocking confession in school

Tamar nods, a mix of hope and embarrassment in her eyes as she looks down at her folded hands.

Young girl made shocking confession in school

Help Gila Miriam:

Unusual activity in Israeli home as Pesach approaches

Drastic metamorphosis as a mother who used to lead the house in organizing, now confined to bed.

Unusual activity in Israeli home as Pesach approaches

Emergency campaign for farm heroes

The Hashomer in Judea and Samaria is launching a crowdfunding campaign to purchase 80 satellite phones to protect shepherds on the agricultural farms.

Emergency campaign for farm heroes

Recent Update:

High Risks of Young Cancer Patient Losing Treatment

A 27-year-old man from central Israel diagnosed several months ago with cancer, received a likely fatal warning.

High Risks of Young Cancer Patient Losing Treatment

You can help Israel win this war

Israel is in danger under fire! An emergency call for assistance to the dear IDF soldiers who risk their lives for our defense!

You can help Israel win this war

Help the Schaeffers:

Her yearly Passover tradition, ruined

Her 11 children look forward to it every year.

Her yearly Passover tradition, ruined

You can help:

Family of 9 watch mother slowly dying

In a recent development, a mother with an incurable disease faces death

Family of 9 watch mother slowly dying

Help the Gottfarbs

Rabbi woke to banging on door at 2a.m.

The shadowy figure at the door is a young man, who is clearly distraught.

Rabbi woke to banging on door at 2a.m.

Amidst heightened tensions

Supporting the families of IDF reservists

For over six months, Israel has been engaged in a battle for survival against its adversaries. You can help support the families of the reservists on the battlefront.

Supporting the families of IDF reservists

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Boy will never know the truth about his father’s death

She thinks of her son, growing up one day and asking how his father died.

Boy will never know the truth about his father’s death

The big heart won't stop beating

Unite to commemorate the legacy of Rabbi Eliyahu OBM

As the 14th anniversary of the passing of the "Father of Israel" approaches, the construction of “Beit Maran” is being completed. The privilege and opportunity to be partners in the eternal heritage for the sake of our future and the future of our children.

Unite to commemorate the legacy of Rabbi Eliyahu OBM

Medical Insurance Deals a Devastating Blow to Young Family

A 27-year-old man from Israel found out just weeks ago that his life is at risk.

Medical Insurance Deals a Devastating Blow to Young Family

The tragic story behind this suit

In the quiet of his dorm room, Bentzi stands before the mirror, his suit hanging loosely on his young frame. You can help him.

The tragic story behind this suit

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Woman Had The “Most Depressing Purim” Of Her Life

Shifra Apfel remembers the days when she was a “good Mom.”

Woman Had The “Most Depressing Purim” Of Her Life

Urgent appeal: Help save Leah Vaknin's family from collapse

Trying to balance caring for my husband with providing for our six children, the financial burden has become overwhelming.

Urgent appeal: Help save Leah Vaknin's family from collapse

Commemorating fallen soldier by developing the world of Torah

"My amazing husband loved the Torah," says Elisha Loewenstern's wife. "He truly loved the Torah. We want to see Torah study in Harish double"

Commemorating fallen soldier by developing the world of Torah

Urgent appeal: Support our soldiers in the northern line of fire

Lend a hand to Israel's war effort by sponsoring essential tactical gear and life-saving equipment for our brave soldiers.

Urgent appeal: Support our soldiers in the northern line of fire

Help the soldiers celebrate

Our soldiers in Gaza want a Pesach Seder too

While you’re busy cleaning and scouring your home, koshering your kitchen and cooking up a storm, remember our courageous soldiers who will be spending Pesach on the front lines.

Our soldiers in Gaza want a Pesach Seder too

Standing Together:

Ensuring a Joyous Pesach for All Am Yisrael

The International Jewish Chesed Fund (IJCF) works tirelessly year-round to support widows, orphans, single-parent families, and those facing daily hardships.

Ensuring a Joyous Pesach for All Am Yisrael

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The Last Time I Hugged My Daughter

That night, she decided to end it all.

The Last Time I Hugged My Daughter

Her Eyes Are Saying "Don't Send Me Away"

After 8 years of caring for their mother with ALS at home, financial and medical considerations may force the mother back to hospital.

Her Eyes Are Saying "Don't Send Me Away"

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Father of 11 won’t help prepare for Passover this year

Usually, Passover is her favorite holiday. This year, however, she is dreading it.

Father of 11 won’t help prepare for Passover this year

Urgent Appeal for Life-Saving Equipment for Brave IDF Soldiers

Following the worsening of the war in the northern region, urgent appeal made for life-saving equipment for brave IDF soldiers.

Urgent Appeal for Life-Saving Equipment for Brave IDF Soldiers

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Young boy to lead heartbreaking Pesach seder

This year, 17-year-old Bentzi Schaeffer is full of emotions towards Pesach.

Young boy to lead heartbreaking Pesach seder

Supporting Israel's widows and orphans affected by terrorism

In Israel, the impact of terrorist activities has left thousands of young widows and orphans grappling with profound loss and suffering.

Supporting Israel's widows and orphans affected by terrorism

The ideal place to raise your family in Israel

Enjoy luxurious privacy plus a warm community in Efrat's HaTe’ena neighborhood.

The ideal place to raise your family in Israel

Help terror victims' families:

Zaka 360 reports astronomical deaths this year

After developing a personal connection with victims' families, ZAKA360 initiated multiple projects to help them.

Zaka 360 reports astronomical deaths this year

Charitable family needs help

Security footage caught Israeli man knocked over by vehicle

For excruciating minutes that felt like hours, Aharon was flat on the ground, crushed by the weight of an entire car.

Security footage caught Israeli man knocked over by vehicle