By Chanita Teitz

Every day the news is the same: another antisemitic rant or attack. Last motzaei Shabbos in Israel, a firebomb was thrown at a school bus filled with high school girls returning from a Shabbaton. Baruch Hashem, no one was hurt. In Chicago, terrorists tried to burn a shul. In Teaneck, there was a pro-Palestinian demonstration.

A rally was held in Manhattan in Times Square on Monday evening for the removal of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. About 2,000 people showed up, with about 200 in a counter-demonstration across the street. On his radio show Tuesday morning, Joe Piscopo was very vocal about Omar and Rashida Tlaib, calling them antisemitic and anti-American.

On Fox and Friends, they were talking about the new anti-abortion laws being signed by the governors of several states. My husband made an interesting observation. He said that the pro-choice people think it’s OK to kill a baby in a late-term abortion, all the way to the time of birth. They are not concerned with the baby’s pain or suffering. On the other hand, time and again we have heard of objections to circumcision, citing it as painful to the baby and that the civil liberties of the baby have not been taken into consideration. Well, what about the pain and lack of choice for the baby being murdered in an abortion?

Lack of morals and skewed perceptions are plaguing our civilization. We are sinking into an abysmal level of depravity. We cannot ignore the tides of change, and the best way to preserve our way of life is to vote for the right people and get the radicals and leftists out of government before they take over and bring down this great country.

Bnos Malka Academy 23rd Annual Dinner

 

Bnos Malka Academy celebrated its 23rd annual dinner this past week at Congregation Ner Mordechai (Shaare Tova) in a most exquisite fashion. Over 430 guests were treated to a gorgeous outdoor cocktail hour before entering the ballroom for dinner and a very meaningful program. Executive Director Michael Salzbank remarked, “It was the perfect combination of paying tribute to four outstanding honorees and spending a most enjoyable evening with our parent body and guests.”

Bnos Malka honored Elliott and Nechama Strauss, Rafi and Ruth Setareh, David and Rivka Mierov, and Mrs. Julie Faska. Rabbi Michael Weichselbaum, menahel, along with the video presentations, described the contributions that each of the honorees has made to the school. “Bnos Malka Academy would simply not be the school it is today without the efforts and unique contributions of each of these people.” One parent remarked that this is the only dinner they ever attend. They added that they particularly enjoy the blend of the seriousness of the dinner and the lengths to which the school goes to interject joy, making it a wonderful night.

Upcoming Events

  • Young Israel of Jamaica Estates L’Chaim 5K Run/Walk for Israel. Sunday, May 26, 9:00 a.m., rain or shine, at Cunningham Park. Register at run.yije.org or call 718-479-7500. Adults: $18; kids $12. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Councilman Rory Lancman and the Queens Jewish Community Council will host a free concert by “A Shur Thing” at the YI of Jamaica Estates, 83-10 188th Street for the entire family.
  • Annual Shabbos of Chizuk for Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, Shabbos, June 1.
  • Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim annual community breakfast, Sunday, June 2 at 8:45 a.m. at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Rd.

Chanita Teitz is a real-estate broker at Astor Brokerage in Kew Gardens Hills, serving the entire Queens vicinity. For all your real-estate needs, call her at 718-263-4500 or email chanita@astorbrokerage.com.

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