Tag: Jerusalem


U.S. Embassy Ready to Move

Jerusalem, capital of Israel

After months of speculation, it’s really happening: the U.S. Embassy is moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. The official move is slated for May 14th, Jerusalem Day. An access road has been created and road signs have gone up. Rumor has it that Jared and Ivanka Trump will be representing the Trump administration …

Celebrity MOTs, Israel

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach ZTL: A Link to the Greats of Lithuanian Jewry

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, of blessed memory, happy as he learns from the Holy Torah

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach didn’t feel well in the hours leading up to Shabbos. Rushed to the hospital, he died on Shabbos. Perhaps a fitting end for a man born on Yom Kippur. His passing was sudden, and his loss is felt keenly in Jerusalem. Rav Shmuel was close to Rab Eliashiv and Rav Shach, and …


Amanpour Feeds Erekat His Lines

Saeb Erekat and Naftali Bennett debate on CNN moderated by Christiane Amanpour

In a recent CNN debate between Palestinian Authority (PA) diplomat Saeb Erekat and MK Naftali Bennett, Christiane Amanpour appeared to be helping Erekat out by feeding him his lines. Amanpour suggested that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “music” to Bennett’s ears. Erekat then used the line as if it were indeed, …

Reform Movement

Reform Jews Don’t Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital?

Temple Emanu-El. first Reform temple in the United States

President Trump made his daring pronouncement that Israel’s capital is its capital and while many were pleased in the Jewish community, the Reform Movement made a statement against the move. This was a real head scratcher. What? They don’t recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel??? And they’re JEWISH? Confusing. If we don’t have Jerusalem …