Local Shuls Now Eligible for Security Grant Funding

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky announced that an additional $25 million from the State’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (“SCAHC”) grant program will...

Take a One-Way Trip With Chabad

Flight 613, Prepare for Boarding: In September 1995, Rabbi Zalman Wolowik and his wife, Chanie, arrived to establish a Chabad Center to serve the Five Towns and surrounding communities....

Business Halacha: The Flame of Chanukah

By Rabbi Meir Orlian On Chanukah, menoros throughout the world burn brightly to celebrate Hashem’s miracles and our deliverance from the Greeks. In the evening, the streets in Jewish neighborhoods,...

Liberal Newcomers Hope to Gain Foothold in World Zionist Congress

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The list includes names like Peter Beinart, the liberal writer; Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the liberal Middle East policy group J Street; and Sheila Katz,...

News From the Hills: Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust

  It’s been a long time since we went to a movie — at least a year — and I don’t remember what movie it was. In between though, we...

ADL Conference Focuses on Antisemitism in Schools

JNS.org – For many of the attendees at last week’s “Never Is Now” conference in New York sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, the global and geopolitical impacts of the...

Faroe Islands Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

(JTA) — The Faroe Islands will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Faroese Foreign Minister Jenis av Rana told the Danish-language newspaper Politiken on Thursday that he plans to open a...

Rav Kanievsky Hears Report on Har HaZeisim Accomplishments

After hearing a detailed report on the progress on Har HaZeisim from his grandson, Rav Aryeh Kanievsky, Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky blessed the work of the International Committee for...

Funds Found for Israel’s Foreign Ministry to Resume Diplomatic Activity

The Finance Ministry approved a flow of funds to the Foreign Ministry on Monday that will allow it to continue its overseas activities following an unprecedented order the night...

Playground at Queens Beach Club Targeted With Antisemitic Graffiti

(JTA) — A playground at a private beach club in Queens was targeted with antisemitic and racist graffiti. The playground at the Silver Gull was closed, the club announced on...
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Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

Shtisels Send Pesach Messages From Their Family to Yours

(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

Veteran Confidante of Lubavitcher Rebbe Dies of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic claimed one more Jewish religious leader on Tuesday, with the announcement that a veteran aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe had...

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