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  • Sukkot in Nepal

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 30, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Right now in Nepal, a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns is trapped in the city of Katmandu, living in sukkot.

    Not the beautifully decorated, religiously infused sukkot — or “dwellings” — erected as part of the Jewish High Holy Days. Not the kind in which delicious meals are served,...

  • Sukkot in Nepal

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 30, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Right now in Nepal, a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns is trapped in the city of Katmandu, living in sukkot.

    Not the beautifully decorated, religiously infused sukkot — or “dwellings” — erected as part of the Jewish High Holy Days. Not the kind in which delicious meals are served,...


    June 14, 2015 | 9:28 am

    The earthquake that shocked Nepal last month left more than 8,000 dead as well as over 20,000 injured and countless more left homeless.  Recovery efforts have been slow as the country's already crumbling infrastructure has deteriorated even more after the earthquake, essentially...

  • Head of Israeli hospital was crucial in aiding quake-ravaged Nepal

    By Roberto Loiederman

    June 11, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    On April 25, just hours after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, Dr. Jonathan Halevy, longtime director general of Jerusalem’s prestigious Shaare Zedek Medical Center, received an urgent call from his deputy director general, Dr. Ofer Merin, a senior...

  • Helping Nepal: Earthquake Devastation in Rasuwa

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 3, 2015 | 9:11 am

    It has been just over a month since the magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the poverty stricken country of Nepal.  

    In the time since, people still have not received help as the rugged landscape and lack of infrastructure has made it nearly impossible for rescue crews to get to the...

  • Nepal Consulate in Los Angeles calls for ongoing post-quake support

    May 26, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    The Nepalese Consulate in Los Angeles is facilitating donations and charitable gifts through its networks for humanitarian support for victims of the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal twice, killing more than 8,000 people, and destroying thousands of houses, heritage temples and...

  • Israel to evacuate more babies born to surrogates in Nepal following new quake

    May 12, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Israel will evacuate four Israeli babies born to surrogate mothers in Nepal following the second major earthquake to hit the Asian nation in three weeks.

    A Magen David Adom mission was scheduled to leave for Nepal on Tuesday night, Ynet reported, after one of the fathers called...

  • IDF delegation to Nepal lands in Israel as new temblor strikes

    May 12, 2015 | 11:41 am

    The Israel Defense Forces delegation to Nepal returned home as a second powerful earthquake shook the beleaguered Asian country.

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Nepal on Tuesday morning less than three weeks after a 7.8 magnitude quake struck the same area, killing...

  • Body of missing Israeli hiker found in Nepal

    May 4, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    The last unaccounted-for Israeli following the earthquake in Nepal was found dead in the remote Langtang area.

    The body of Or Asraf, 22, was located Sunday morning, the Israeli ZAKA rescue and recovery organization announced. It likely will not be recovered until Monday, when a...

  • Don’t Just Stand There — Do Something Holy

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    May 1, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    “You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow's blood. I am Hashem.”

    Lev. 19:16 I was driving on cold morning down the highway in New Jersey and a car ahead of me suddenly veered left, went off the road, and then careened back across the highway. The car crossed some...

  • Father of missing Israeli hiker joins search in Nepal

    April 30, 2015 | 10:24 am

    The father of the only Israeli missing in the Nepal earthquake arrived on the scene to help in the search.

    Members of Or Asraf’s Israel Defense Forces combat unit also touched down Wednesday afternoon in Nepal to help look for their comrade, the only Israeli who has not made...

  • After Nepal quake, Israelis stick together and try to calm their parents

    April 29, 2015 | 9:30 am

    UPDATEAll but one of the missing Israelis have been accounted for, as of Wednesday morning.

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — When the ground began to shake, Inbar Irron was among a dozen Israelis in Nepal who ran outside the building where they had been sitting — and straight into a cloud of...

  • Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000

    April 28, 2015 | 8:43 am

    People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people.

    The government has yet to assess the full scale of the...

  • 300 Israelis return home from earthquake-ravaged Nepal

    April 28, 2015 | 8:18 am

    Over 300 Israelis have returned home from earthquake-ravaged Nepal, including 25 infants born to surrogate mothers.

    Meanwhile, an airplane carrying an Israeli field hospital and 260 personnel landed in Kathmandu on Tuesday following delays due to weather and the condition of the...

  • Nepal: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    April 27, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Jews in Israel and abroad are responding to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 —resulting in the death of more than 4,000 Nepalese people — through action and financial campaigns.

    “The people of Nepal are in desperate need right now,” American Jewish Joint...

  • Four Israelis saved from Mount Everest

    April 27, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Israeli rescue team saved four Israelis from Mount Everest, where they had been trapped by the earthquake that has devastated Nepal.
    A rescue team sent to Nepal by Harel, an Israeli insurance company, brought the Israeli hikers, who are in good health, to safety on Monday, the...

  • Israel to allow pregnant surrogates in Nepal to fly to Israel

    April 27, 2015 | 10:04 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line

    Israel’s Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has agreed to allow pregnant women in Nepal, who have contracted with Israelis as surrogates, to fly to Israel until they give birth. The decision came after one of the primary hospitals...

  • Jewish Google exec dies on Mount Everest in avalanche triggered by Nepal quake

    April 27, 2015 | 9:29 am

    A Jewish Google executive, Dan Fredinburg, was killed in an avalanche triggered on Mount Everest by the earthquake in Nepal.

    Fredinburg, the head of privacy for Google X, the company’s ideas lab, suffered a major head injury in the avalanche and died, his younger sister Megan...

  • Israel evacuates surrogate-born babies and Israeli parents from Nepal

    April 27, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief.

    Many Israeli male couples have fathered children with the help of surrogate mothers in Nepal because...

  • Nepal death toll rises as rescue efforts hampered

    April 27, 2015 | 8:36 am

    The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal rose to more than 3,300 (with some estimates as high as 3,700) two days after it struck, as planes carrying rescue workers and aid were delayed due to natural conditions.

    One Israeli plane carrying 90 Israeli rescue workers and supplies...

  • After Nepal quake, some 100 Israelis are reported missing

    April 27, 2015 | 8:27 am

    Some 100 Israelis remain among those reported missing two days after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people.

    No Israelis have been reported dead, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

    When the earthquake began on...

  • Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

    October 24, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal.

    The bus drove off a mountainside 20 miles north of Kathmandu Friday morning, killing at least 11 people, including Israelis Shira Dabbush, 30, and Omer Shemesh, 22, the Times of Israel ...

  • Iranian national accused of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Nepal

    April 22, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Security at the Israeli Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, detained an Iranian man believed to be planning a terror attack on the embassy and on Israeli visitors.

    The man, caught scouting the building, was discovered to have a fake Israeli passport, which he acquired in Kuala Lumpur...

  • Nepal: Learning to be A Trekker

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 19, 2013 | 4:36 am

    From our latest Newsletter: We Said: Hello from Nepal

    Hello from Pokhara! Our time in Nepal has been filled with wonderful people and incredible views.

    We hiked UP! to Sarangkot from Pokhara. This stair climb began at the lake (884 m) to Sarangkot (1590m). It was about 4 hours...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...