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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Kosher Shechita OK’d in Poland

Warsaw—The Polish government is going to allow shechita and halal slaughter in Poland, despite the ban instituted by the Polish Constitutional Court in December 2012 after animal rights groups applied pressure to do so. The new regulations still have to be adopted by Polish parliament. Written to “eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter,”

OU Neighborhood Fair Showcases Communities Across America

Judy Wallace lived in Louisville, Kentucky in 2001 while being successfully treated for a medical problem. Her physician later served as sandek (holding the baby) at her son’s brit. Years afterward, with her six children in tow, Mrs. Wallace moved back to Louisville in what she described as an act of hakarat hatov,

Livni Pushes for Peace Process

Livni Pushes for Peace Process

Jerusalem—Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said last week that “the time that is passing does not serve those who believe in two states for two people.” Speaking at a political gathering, Livni said her party’s role in the government was to move the peace process forward and improve the quality of life for Israelis. “The

Unabashed and Unapologetic: “This Land is Ours!”

Mayana Prowisor is hardly the person you would expect to see featured as the Keynote Speaker at an annual gala dinner; certainly not at One Israel Fund’s prestigious 19th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Three Sixty°. Yet she, along with her mother, Suri, addressed the large crowd who had come to show their support for the heroic residents of Israel’s most

Yeshiva University High Schools Present Annual Dinner Of Tribute On May 22

Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will present their Annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Park, NY. This year’s honorees include Guests of Honor Louis and Naomi Tuchman and faculty honorees Lynda Smith and Dr. Seth Taylor.

“The Board of Trustees joins the Yeshiva University

Lapid Orders 50 Million NIS for Israeli Holocaust survivors

Jerusalem—Israel Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s first directive in office ordered the immediate transfer of 50 million shekels (about $13.6 million) to the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.

According to a number of Israeli newspapers, Lapid informed Ronnie Kalinsky, the foundation’s director-general, that he had ordered the

Amit Sponsors Annual Mother-In-Israel Event

The AMIT Hindy Weinstock/Geula Chapter of Greater Teaneck will host its annual Mother-in-Israel event on Sunday evening, May 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, 1650 Palisade Avenue in Teaneck.  Featured speaker will be Allison Josephs, founder of the outreach organization, “Jew in the City.”

Local residents Connie Kadish and

Eternal Lessons of the Holocaust Remembered at Iranian Mission in New York

“History replays itself, and today, on Yom HaShoah, we must understand that the events leading up to the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust are happening once again at this very moment,” declared Svetlana Kharkovsky, 68, of Brooklyn, as she stood amidst several hundred people who gathered outside the Iranian mission to the United Nations in midtown

Boteach Shul Proposal Back to Drawing Board

Englewood — The Board of Adjustment recently dismissed Rabbi Shmuley Boteach”s proposal to turn a carriage house on his property into a synagogue. Boteach attorney Scott B. Piekarsky had amended the original proposal of converting a caretaker”s home into a 37-seat synagogue and having the primary residence designated as a parsonage in favor of a 10 to 12 seat

TANAAC (Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee)

The Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee was established on February 26, 1987. The main purpose of the committee was to establish a meaningful dialogue between the airport community and the residential communities surrounding Teterboro Airport. The primary goal was to enhance the quality of life of the residents of local communities, while insuring the

Jewish Rebirth in an Unlikely Place

Jewish life returned to Oswiecim, Poland, also commonly known as Auschwitz—when dozens of young people from across Poland who recently discovered their Jewish roots came together for a Shabbat educational seminar. The gathering was organized by the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel in commemoration of the revival of Jewish life in Poland. “Our aim is to underline the

Camp HASC, Heaven on Earth

Camp HASC is often called ‘Heaven on Earth,’ an appellation it received for good reason. When a camper enters her gates, they are whole, worthy and perfect. They are able, free and welcome. Camp HASC is a place that sees each person for what they can do, for what they can accomplish and for who they are.

With over 300 campers, ranging in age from 3 to over