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Teaching My Son with Asperger’s Syndrome to Forgive Himself

January 20, 2016, by

It is Shabbat afternoon and my son, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, kicks our bedroom door until it breaks. We are all trapped in the bedroom— my husband and me, our son and our dog. My son screams that he wants to die and that we can’t possibly love him. When he discovers

Teen Palestinian Arrested for Murder of Dafna Meir

January 19, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A Palestinian minor suspected of stabbing and killing mother-of-six Dafna Meir at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel on Sunday evening was caught overnight Monday, security forces said. The suspect was arrested following “extensive operational and intelligence efforts” on the part of the IDF and the Shin

Dafna Meir, Mother of Six, Murdered in Otniel

January 18, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna Meir, 38, to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel Sunday evening. The attacker then fled the scene in the South Hebron Hills and remained at large. “An army force is pursuing the terrorist,” the IDF

Body of Devorah Stubin Found in Submerged Car

January 17, 2016, by

The Yeshiva World News reports: Police in Wallington, New Jersey have confirmed to YWN that a car submerged in the Passaic River is the vehicle that 22-year old Devorah Stubin, was driving when she went missing on Thursday. As YWN reported on Friday morning, Devorah she was pulled over in Maywood by police on Thursday night

Spread the Word to End the Word

December 30, 2015, by

Some of you may have heard of this campaign, but I doubt it really means that much to you. Spread the Word to End the Word is the movement to stop the use of the word “retarded.” Obviously, we don’t mean the scientific use of the word, but the negative connotation that the word has

Yeshiva Student Attacked in Brooklyn

December 29, 2015, by

From the JTA: Less than 24 hours after a 60-year-old Jewish man was beaten and robbed there, a 17-year-old Orthodox boy was attacked in a heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood. The boy was on a residential street of Midwood and walking home from yeshiva at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday when an African-American man attacked him, Yeshiva

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

Savitsky Talks: Reclaiming the Dignity of the Rabbinate: an interview with Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer

December 7, 2015, by

In this episode of Savitsky Talks, Steve Savitsky interviews Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer about his latest article for Jewish Action, “Reclaiming the Dignity of the Rabbinate.” “The rate of rabbinic scandal involvement is minuscule percentage-wise compared to any other profession out there,” stated Rabbi Gordimer. Savitsky is the former chairman of the board and a past president

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