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Israeli College Students Meet New Friends at Johns Hopkins JLIC

October 29, 2014, by

The last stop for a trip of Israeli college students learning about their Jewish heritage was a meeting with their college counterparts of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Israeli students were part of the Generations of Israel, a program for non-religious students of Ben Gurion

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Lech Lecha

October 27, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Kiddush Hashem, with a Little Help from some Facebook Friends

October 23, 2014, by

While it is often denounced as a colossal waste of time, once again it was Facebook to the rescue as a Cedarhurst resident turned to social media to perform the mitzvah of hashavas aveida. Jeff Leb, the Orthodox Union’s New York State director of political affairs and president of the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence,

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Noach

October 23, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Tehillim Needed for Those Injured in Jerusalem Terror Attack

October 22, 2014, by

Your prayers are needed following a terror attack at a Jerusalem light rail station. An infant was killed in the attack and eight more were reported as wounded. Please recite Tehillim (Psalms) for a quick and complete recovery on behalf of those injured. Get the latest reports on the attack: Jerusalem Post Haaretz Times of

After 11 Year Vacancy, New Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem Elected

October 21, 2014, by

Rabbis Aryeh Stern and Shlomo Amar were voted Jerusalem’s new chief rabbis of on Tuesday evening, after 11 years in which the posts stood vacant. The 48 electors who cast their ballots at city hall on Tuesday afternoon chose Amar to serve in the capacity of the capital’s Sephardi chief rabbi, and Stern as Ashkenazi

Large protests expected at Met ‘Klinghoffer’ opening

October 20, 2014, by

Large crowds are expected to gather outside the Metropolitan Opera in New York Monday night, where a controversial opera about a Palestinian terror attack to set to open. Demonstrators, primarily associated with Jewish groups, plan to rally outside Lincoln Center with 100 wheelchairs, in honor of the slain handicapped Leon Klinghoffer, on whom “The Death