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  • For eight years, Asia Bibi has been imprisoned, sitting in Pakistan’s version of death row, awaiting word on her appeal…
    The post The Forgotten Passage: Praying for Those in Prison—As If We Were There Too appeared first on Open Doors USA.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Being a True Vessel for God’s Use   17 minutes ago · View

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    “Brother Matthew” is a pastor and church planter in South Asia, working among Muslims to share the gospel. After threats against his life and an attack on his brother, he was encouraged by family members to leave his country. He fled to a safe place, but God clearly called him to go back to his home country, in spite […]
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    A view of the State Department building in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

    WASHINGTON ( JTA) — The U.S. State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism will be unstaffed as of July 1. A source familiar with the office’s workings told JTA that its remaining two staffers, each working half-time or less, would be reassigned as of that date. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Congressional bill named for Elie Wiesel aims to stop genocides   18 minutes ago · View

    WASHINGTON ( JTA) — A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and named for the late Elie Wiesel aims to improve the U.S. response to emerging or potential genocides. The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 introduced Thursday serves to improve U.S. efforts to prevent major casualties overseas. Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and […]

  • WASHINGTON ( JTA) — American billionaire Sheldon Adelson will provide about $20 million for the major expansion of a West Bank university. Ariel University, located in the settlement of that name, plans to double in size within the next five years, according to a plan promoted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett. Part of the project, which includes an additional […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Reform movement decries Senate Republicans’ health care bill   18 minutes ago · View

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, June 20, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    (JTA ) — The Reform movement sharply criticized a Republican bill in the Senate that would repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act and make severe cuts to Medicaid. On Thursday, Senate Republicans revealed a draft of a measure […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ invades the streets of Tel Aviv   18 minutes ago · View

    Thumbnail TEL AVIV ( JTA) — What are the female slaves of an American Christian theocracy doing in Tel Aviv? Attracting a lot of attention, apparently. Six women dressed as handmaids from Hulu’s hit “The Handmaid’s Tale” — based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood — silently wandered the streets of the city Thursday to promote the show’s new […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Thousands of Israeli Wazers report roadkill incidents   18 minutes ago · View

    JERUSALEM ( JTA) — Some 12,000 Waze users in Israel have reported incidents of roadkill over the last six months in an effort to help save Israeli wildlife. Waze, a popular navigation app, partnered with The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, or SPNI, to determine which Israeli roads are the most dangerous to the country’s […]

  • MONTREAL ( JTA) — An online petition launched by B’nai Brith Canada aiming to prevent an American Holocaust denier from speaking in Toronto has garned nearly 2,000 signatures. Kevin Barrett, who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job,” is due to address the city’s annual Al-Quds Day rally on Saturday. Al-Quds is the Muslim name for Jerusalem, […]

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    Haredi Orthdox men in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood walking alongside an Israeli soldier, June 6, 2008. (Lara Savage/ Flash90)

    JERUSALEM ( JTA) — Haredi Orthodox Jews pelted police with stones, eggs and other objects while the officers tried to remove three Israeli soldiers who were being verbally attacked at evening services in Jerusalem. The three soldiers were in uniform […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Israel breaks ground on first new settlement in decades   18 minutes ago · View

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    Construction beginning on a new Israeli settlement called Amichai, meant for the evacuees of Amona, in Shilo Valley, West Bank, June 20, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

    JERUSALEM ( JTA) — Israel broke ground on a new West Bank settlement — its first in more than two decades — to house the evacuated residents of an illegal outpost. Preliminary work began […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: NY federation asks public to vote on next ‘Big Idea’   18 minutes ago · View

    NEW YORK ( JTA) — New York’s Jewish federation is launching a “Big Idea” contest and asking the public to vote for the recipient of a $250,000 grant. The contest, whose voting opened Wednesday, will fund a nonprofit with the best idea for making the Jewish community more welcoming and inclusive. Four finalists were chosen from 32 proposals. “The ideas submitted were smart, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Watch: ‘The Sound of Silence’ 2017   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailNew version of The Sound of Silence has a strong message about the power of the Sabbath.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Gaza’s power station running again   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailGaza’s sole power station is back up and working following fuel supplies from Egypt.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailU.S. air strike kills regional Al-Qaeda leader and two associates in Yemen’s Shabwa province.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Barak calls for center-left unity to bring down Netanyahu   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailSpeaking at Herzliya Conference, former PM blasts Netanyahu, says his leadership has run its course.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Russia: ‘Highly likely’ ISIS leader was killed   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailRussia’s Deputy Foreign Minister stands by last week’s claim that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed in Russian airstrikes.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Officials: North Korea conducted another rocket engine test   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailAmerican officials say North Korea tested another rocket engine which could potentially be used on a future ICBM.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Is Abbas trying to drag Israel into a war against Hamas?   19 minutes ago · View

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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Greenblatt outraged at Hamas’ inhumanity   19 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailTrump’s envoy meets Goldin and Shaul families, expresses outrage over Hamas’s refusal to release their bodies.

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