Thursday, April 09, 2020


Ruderman Family Foundation Awards AMIT $50K For Innovative Disability Programs

New York, June 25, 2013…..AMIT, a network of 108 schools and programs in Israel, is the recipient of a $50,000 Ruderman Prize in Disability, presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation of Boston.  The prize recognizes organizations operating innovative programs and services dedicated to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in


Lander College for Men Announces Winners of Jacob Goldfinger Memorial Mathematics Contest

TABC Junior and Frisch Sophomore Tie for 2nd Place

New York, N.Y., June 25, 2013 – Martin Rubin, a sophomore at the Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in Riverdale, N.Y., won first prize at the fourth annual Jacob Goldfinger Memorial Mathematics Contest at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM). Rubin was the second-place winner in the 2012 competition.


FACE OFF: Book Review:

Holocaust scholars Michael Berenbaum and Rafael Medoff read the same book and sent in their reviews.

Giving Credit to FDR Where Credit Isn’t Due

By Rafael Medoff

Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which is based in Washington, D.C. and focuses


When Election Day Becomes Groundhog Day

You may remember the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character, meteorologist Phil Connors, relives the same day over and over. The way things are shaping up politically, voters in New Jersey will soon be experiencing their own version of Groundhog Day.

After the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg, the rumor mill immediately began


It’s a Grand Old Flag on the Fourth of July

Back “home” in the land of Montreal it would never have come to our minds to hang a Canadian flag in front of our house. Canada Day is celebrated on the 1st of July. It was originally called Dominion Day and then the name was changed. No one that we know has a flag hanging anywherenear their home. However, we always made sure the Israeli flag was flying


Stop the Revolution!

How Flavius Josephus and Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai

Tried to Save Jerusalem and the Jews from the Zealots

A discussion with Rabbi Dr. Jacob Reiner, Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University; Director of Adult Education at Young Israel of Fort Lee; Rabbi Emeritus of Ohab Zedeck, Belle Harbor, New York


We are


Bleeding Arts

Riverdale, NY—“Forty one battles of fear on the wall, forty one battles of fear.…” Catchy yes, but in this case there really is nothing to sing about but rather something to look at—an array of emotion-driven paintings that give testimony to the terrorism and bellicose circumstances that plague the State of Israel.

On Monday, the group Artists


Yeshiva University Straus Center Presents a Serious Look at Jewish Humor

New York—In his introduction of Dr. Ruth R. Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik described her as a renowned scholar and courageously outspoken supporter of Israel, as an “eishetchayil” [woman of valor].

“You know what they say about the


My Bat Mitzvah Celebration at Bat Melech

I did not know what to expect. I had just wrapped 50 Chanukah gifts at my bat mitzvah party in Teaneck and I wanted to give them to children who did not have many toys. My Aunt, Sharon Fishman, who lives in Modiin, suggested that I donate the gifts to a special shelter for women and children who were having a very hard life. My Aunt transported the gifts back to Israel


An Appreciation: Senator Frank R. Lautenberg 1924-2013

Frank Lautenberg’s rise to wealth and prominence is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Paterson, N.J., the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, his early life was unsettled as his parents moved about a dozen times while struggling to support the family. Lautenberg’s father, Sam, worked in the silk


RIETS Tribute to Mark 20th Yahrtzeit of Rav Dovid Lifshitz

New York—Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary (RIETS) and RIETS Rabbinic Alumni announced that they will be hosting a tribute ceremony for all audiences to mark the 20th yahrtzeit of YU Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Lifshitz,zt”l, on Sunday, June 16 at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights.  
The program will run from 9:00 AM


A Wandering Mind at the Israel Day Parade

Some random thoughts regarding this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade (its official name). “Am Yisrael Chai” is still the best Jewish song with the most bang for your buck. Five words get you 10 minutes of singing. I marched with OHEL, and as we lined up at 5th Avenue and 52nd Street, I could swear I heard the bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral