JEM’s ‘My Encounter’ Team Goes to South Africa

David Sussman found himself in a quandary. The year was 1990, the place: Durban, South Africa. His friends were leaving the country in droves due to the political unrest and upheaval, and he felt compelled to join the exodus. Additionally, he was being offered a new job position with the promise of a salary that was ten times what he was currently making. David couldn’t decide on a plan of action; what was he to do? For days and weeks he mulled over these questions, yet he could not come to a conclusive decision.


Cop Impostor Brandishes Gun, Threatens Driver

A Brooklyn man was indicted for a daring crime spree near the corner of Utica Ave. and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, in which he allegedly impersonated a police officer, pulled over a van, brandished a gun, and threatened to kill its driver.

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Picture of the Day: A Raisin-Filled Surprise

Nursing home resident Kate Friedman is pleasantly surprised by a gift of challah from students Aaron Friedman and Sarah Crawford, who are accompanying Rabbi Boruch Shmuel Liberow of the Chabad Student Center of Boca Raton, FL. The trio were delivering Challah to nursing home residents and other local needy in advance of Rosh Hashanah.

NPR Profiles ‘Roving Rabbis’ in Rural West

On Sunday, NPR radio ran a feature broadcast on two Chabad Yeshiva students traveling through rural Arizona this summer as part of the ‘roving rabbis’ program. The two Bochurim, Zalman Refson and Yaakov Kaplan, were interviewed for the program, along with a couple of isolated Jews they encountered on their travels.