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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

A Kiddush Hashem in Montana

November 18, 2015, by

Montana isn’t exactly known for its large Jewish population but that was no reflection of its sense of Jewish brotherhood. When 300 passengers on an El Al Tel Aviv to Los Angeles flight had to make an emergency landing in Billings, Montana due to engine concerns, Jewish locals came to the rescue. According to Chabad.org,

Meet Your Long-Lost Jewish Family—In India!

November 4, 2015, by

Known for its exhilarating tours across the Holy Land, OU Israel thought it was high time for an off the beaten track adventure overseas. They’ve set out to discover India—Jewish India. And unlike Columbus, they made sure to hire top-notch navigators. Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky and Dr. Ari Greenspan, a globe-trotting duo for over three

Should Jonathan Pollard Bentch Gomel?

November 4, 2015, by

Jonathan Pollard is scheduled this month for release after spending thirty years in prison. He was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to spying on the United States. There are two possible responses to release after such a long sentence. One is to become bitter over the time lost, the life that could

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