Christian Zionism Isn’t the Caricature of Popular Imagination

By JOHN D. WILSEY, Christianity Today— Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president baptized in office. Shortly after his inauguration, Edward L. R. Elson of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington baptized the president in a private ceremony. For several reasons, Elson was an interesting figure during America’s civil-religious awakening of the 1950s. First, he…

Infected health minister accused of flouting rules, endangering Israel’s leaders

By Jacob Magid, Times of Israel-— Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, who tested positive for the coronavirus late Wednesday, allegedly broke his own ministry’s guidelines on social distancing by attending group prayer services in the days before he was diagnosed, a TV report said Thursday. Litzman’s positive test has forced almost all the Israeli politicians, officials,…

In Effort To Curb Corona Outbreak – United Hatzalah Initiated Publicity Campaign for Charedim To Stay Home

By Raphael Poch, Israelrescue.org— United Hatzalah initiated a campaign aimed at explaining to the Charedi communities around Israel the importance of adhering to Health Ministry Regulations when it comes to Covid-19 Coronavirus. The campaign consists of tens of thousands of pashkvillim being posted in Charedi cities and communities, recorded phone calls targeting some 500,000 Charedim…

Israel’s unemployment soars to over 1 million – one quarter of workforce

By Paul Shindman, World Israel News— The coronavirus crisis passed a new milestone Wednesday as the number of unemployed Israelis passed one million – one in every four members of the workforce, Ynet reported. The country’s previously robust economy has been sent into shock. The unemployment rate, an envious 3.4 percent in December, has rocketed…