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When The Terror Hits Home

January 15, 2015, by

Last Saturday night, a day after the terror attacks in Paris, my father called to say that my uncle, Philippe Braham, was killed as he was checking out at the Hyper Cache kosher supermarket, just before Shabbos. He was murdered in a neighborhood I know well, Porte de Vincennes, a few minutes away from my

The Fate of French Jewry

January 14, 2015, by

The attacks last week on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket in Paris shocked the world with their brutality and complete disregard for innocent human lives. Unfortunately anti-Semitic incidents against French Jews are nothing new. In recent months they have been growing in intensity and frequency, including an anti-Israel

Manager of Attacked Paris Kosher Market Says he Will Leave for Israel

January 12, 2015, by

The manager of the Paris kosher supermarket that came under attack plans to move to Israel, his brother told a German newspaper. Patrice Oalid, 39, who was shot in the arm and is recovering in the hospital, told his older brother, Joel, that after barely surviving the Jan. 9 attack, and seeing his customers and

Bibi in Paris

January 11, 2015, by

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Addressed the crowd gathered at the Paris Grand Synagogue:

Do You Believe in Common Decency?

January 8, 2015, by

In response to the frequent headlines which depict Orthodox Jews in a negative light—e.g. flight delays for refusal to sit next to a woman—Jew in the City’s Allison Josephs is asking you to respond. Read her latest post and indicate that you’re an Orthodox Jew who strives to live by these aforementioned Torah principles and

Judges Rule: Westhampton Eruv Stays

January 8, 2015, by

The Thin Jew Line Remains It seems that the newly installed Westhampton eruv is here to stay according to a three member federal court of appeals that ruled against an appeal brought by opponents to the eruv on January 6. The arduous and contentious legal battle for an eruv in the Hamptons has been ongoing

Record Number of Visits to Auschwitz in 2014

January 6, 2015, by

A record number of people visited Auschwitz in 2014, with the museum logging 1,534,000 visits. The former Nazi concentration camp complex, which is open to the public, consists of Auschwitz and Birkenau (Auschwitz II), as well as the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. According to officials, the highest number of visitors—some 398,000—came from within Poland, followed by

Sheldon Rudoff A”H Memorial Lecture – Wed. Jan 7 at 8pm

January 1, 2015, by

The Beth Din of America and the Orthodox Union invite you to the annual Sheldon Rudoff A”H Memorial Lecture: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • 8:00 pm The Jewish Center • 131 West 86th Street, New York City Rabbi Shaul Robinson (Rabbi, Lincoln Square Synagogue) will speak about: Coveting, Consumerism and Consumption: Does the 10th Commandment