Binyamina, a town near Haifa, and its most famous native son, have both grown over the last six decades.
Binyamina’s most famous native son is now Israel’s prime minister.
Ehud Olmert returned to his childhood elementary school this week and gave a third-grade class a surprise 40-minute lesson on civics on Tu b’Shevat and the Knesset’s 59th anniversary.
The Village of Mamaroneck has agreed to pay the Westchester Day School $4.75 million after continually losing legal efforts to prevent expansion of the Orthodox yeshiva.
The settlement comes just weeks before the start of a trial at which the yeshiva was set to seek damages against the village, which spent $900,000 in its losing legal effort.
One of the suspects in last month’s attack on Jewish subway riders returning from a Chanukah celebration has been sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in jail for a hate crime he committed in 2006.
To provide for the increased needs of Holocaust survivors, the Claims Conference has increased by 16 percent its annual allocation to 34 New York agencies that serve about 20,000 survivors.
“In these times of severe crisis for Jewish philanthropy, the increase in Claims Conference funds for social services is even more essential to the wellbeing of elderly Nazi victims,” according to Julius Berman, the conference chairman.
The United Nations’ fourth annual International Day of Commemoration will take place as planned Jan. 27, but Jewish Holocaust survivors plan to protest when the president of the General Assembly addresses the group.
“We continue to hope that he will find a way out of coming,” said Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors.
President George W. Bush, preparing for his initial visit to the Middle East, tried to maintain a middle ground, supporting Israel but gaining Arab backing for a comprehensive peace settlement.
This week, the ball was literally in these settlers’ court.