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Man Who Firebombed NJ Rabbi’s Home Convicted of Terrorism Charges

(Menachem Rephun/jpupdates.com) Anthony Graziano, a 24-year-old Lodi resident, was convicted Friday on charges of terrorism and 19 other charges related to the 2012 firebombing of a rabbi’s home. Graziano is now facing 30 years to life in prison on the...

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Work Begun on New Makor Chaim Campus in Memory of Naftali, Gilad & Eyal

After another terror attack on Makor Chaim students and just days before “Unity Day” marking their second yahrzeit, Makor Chaim has begun work on a new campus in Gush Etzion in memory of the three boys. The new development adjacent to Neve Daniel, on the ancient “Patriarchs’ Road” is just the beginning of what will eventually be a major expansion of Neve Daniel.

Ever since the tragic kidnapping, Makor Chaim and the Gush Etzion area have continued to bear the brunt of the recent wave of terror. Makor Chaim families are still in mourning over Capt. Benaya Sarel, Dahlia Lemkus, Shalom Sherki, Daphne...

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Netanyahu and Lieberman Sign Deal to Expand Israeli Governing Coalition

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A deal to bring Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition was signed Wednesday. Lieberman and fellow Yisrael Beiteinu Member of Knesset Sofa Landver are set to be sworn in as government ministers May 30—Lieberman as defense minister and Landver as immigrant absorption minister.

The deal expands the Likud party-led coalition in the Israeli Knesset from 61 to 66 MKs out of the legislative body’s 120 members. Netanyahu and Lieberman held a joint press conference Wednesday morning after signing the coalition...

Why I Love Being a Nurse

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Being a nurse is difficult. Our job’s mentally taxing, emotionally draining and physically exhausting. The expectations for those in the field are often unrealistic, and in some circumstances the occupational risks are real. Nurses work tirelessly for their patients who are entrusted to our loving and skillful care. We make life-and-death decisions, and the risks are real.

Despite the difficulty, I get the satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life, either helping ease their pain, making them more comfortable or just being there to hold their hand to get them through the tough times. It is what I enjoy most.

But despite all the stress, the fact remains that I love being...

Bergen Contingent Joins FIDF Unification Mission to Auschwitz and Israel

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For Rona Anhalt of Englewood, the “blown away” moment of the recent FIDF mission was Shabbat morning in the Krakow Synagogue when survivor Ed Mosberg, 90, was called up to the bimah by IDF cantorial superstar Colonel Shai Abramson, together with liberator William Bryant Phelps, a strapping 6-6 at age 90. “The realization that Mosberg had been liberated from Mathausen 70 years prior by the 11th Armored Division in which Phelps was a soldier made the congregation break out in spontaneous, joyful songs of praise. IDF soldiers, liberators, survivors and young participants of March of the Living had converged to celebrate this precious moment of glory and survival in our nation’s...

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