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Brooklyn Residents Object to Mandatory Trees

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have had ambitious goals when he announced his intention to plant one million trees in New York City by the year 2017, but some Brooklyn residents are objecting to the forced beautification of their streets according to a local elected official.

Yeshivah Gedolah: A 50-Year Educational Powerhouse in Australia

Rabbi Mattis Kantor remembers when he left Australia in 1959 at the age of 15 to learn abroad. “There was no yeshivah in Australia, so I went to public school and learned Talmud in the afternoons, but that wasn’t enough,” says the rabbi and author, who has served congregations in Australia and New York. “I enrolled in the Telshe Yeshivah in Cleveland since they had a dormitory that could accommodate out-of-towners.

Uruguay: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Uruguay’s tight-knit Jewish community was stunned last month when a prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Paysandu, a small city 235 miles north of the country’s capital. David Fremd, a beloved leader in the Jewish community, was stabbed ten times in the back while the assailant shouted, “Allahu Akbar.”

Kinus Torah Held in 770

Honoring the Rebbe’s request and encouragement, a Kinus Torah was held on Isru Chag Pesach in 770. The Kinus was arranged by the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Labkowski, where both Nigleh and Chassidus were discussed and both Rabbi Avrohom Osdaba and Rabbi Sholom Segal participated.