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Paris Synagogue Goers Poisoned By Irritant on Lock

December 17, 2015, by

From the JTA: Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris. Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, Le

Who Was Tibor Rubin?

December 16, 2015, by

Last week, Tibor Rubin died at the age of 86. After being liberated by American soldiers from the Mauthausen concentration camp, Rubin made a promise that he would give back and joined the American army. While serving in the Korean War, his virulently anti-Semitic sergeant repeatedly gave him the most dangerous missions. In once instance,

Elisha Davidson Returns

December 16, 2015, by

Several months ago, we wrote about the new book series, Elisha Davidson and the Letters of Fire, and profiled series author Rhonda Attar. She just released the second installment: Elisha Davidson and the Ispaklaria. Below is  a summary: The strangest summer of Elisha Davidson’s life turns into a reality-shattering adventure when Elisha figures out how to

Don’t Miss These Donuts This Chanukah

December 8, 2015, by

Sweet, savory, glazed, cheesy, deep fried. Which adjective would you pick to describe sufganiyot? All of them. Here are some new twists on a Chanukah classic. And since the Festival of Lights has just begun, there is plenty of time to try out these recipes. Let us know what you think! Please note the following

New York Post Commends OU for School Security bill

December 8, 2015, by

On Monday, The New York Post published an editorial crediting the mayor for standing up to the teachers union and helping pass Intro 65 A. The bill, sponsored by Council Member David Greenfield, will provide $20 million to pay for security guards for private schools with more than 300 children. As the Post wrote. ״Yet

Israel Honors American Soldier Who Faced Down Nazis in POW Camp

December 2, 2015, by

A Knoxville, Tennessee native was given Israel’s highest honor posthumously for his role in fighting Nazis during World War 2. Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was captured in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945 and endured 100 days in captivity. When the Nazis tried to separate Jewish POWs from their fellow soldiers, he took a

Thousands Gather in Israel for Ezra Schwartz z”l Memorial Service

November 30, 2015, by

Last week, Yeshivat Ashreinu hosted an azkara (memorial service) for Ezra Schwartz, hy”d. The event attracted over 1,500 people, the overwhelming majority of whom where North American students studying in Israel. The extraordinary evening aimed to provide some degree of consolation for the students at Ashreinu and their staff and to offer comfort to Ezra’s

Teach NYS Hails Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council for New Security Funding in Nonpublic Schools and Thanks Council Member David Greenfield for Tireless Advocacy

November 25, 2015, by

New York, NY– Today the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS commended Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Greenfield, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on an agreement to expand security for City schoolchildren by funding security guards at nonpublic schools. The agreement caps more than two years of grassroots advocacy by

Recipe from Something Sweet

November 25, 2015, by

Enjoy this sample recipe from the newly-released Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal. Enter to win a copy of the cookbook. Hot Gooey Caramel Pie Dairy or Pareve Yield 2 pies, each 8-10 servings In the years that I’ve been developing and writing recipes, I’ve made a number that have been really popular, some of which

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