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Outrage Over “Party” on Purim Eve

A “party” hosted on Purim eve was reminiscent of the party that was hosted by King Achashverosh, replete with mingling, food, live music and even a belly dancer, has drawn widespread shock and outrage – even forcing a Kashrus agency to rethink their policies for parties at venues they certify, and the venue to distance itself from the event.

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A Parent’s Choice: Why I Send My Children to Yeshivas

Yeshivas throughout New York are under attack. A small group of disgruntled former students, encouraged and amplified by those with their own agendas separate from yeshiva education, has spurred state and city education officials to scrutinize the education that religious schools are delivering to their students, with an eye on imposing unprecedented new rules about what can and cannot be taught.

3 Partners Kick-off Oholei Torah’s Expansion Campaign

Oholei Torah is acquiring the apartment building, 639 Eastern Parkway, next door to its current campus and kicking off a campaign to help raise the funds needed for the purchase. This will allow Oholei Torah to add 14 additional classrooms and more outdoor recreation area. It will also give the opportunity to further expand the campus, giving the 1850 talmidim the comforts they need and deserve.

Op-Ed: New York’s Bid to Control Religious Schools

Ahead of the release of guidelines from the State Education Department regarding instruction at religious and other private schools, Avi Schick – a member of the Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and attorney for PEARLS – wrote an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Avi argues that New York’s plan is not only inconsistent with the law, but may also have the unintended effect of requiring the State to provide billions of dollars in school aid annually to non-public schools.

Jewish Resurgence in Sleepy Kingston Pennsylvania

In a small quiet area of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the Wyoming Valley of the Pocono Mountains lies the once thriving Jewish community of Kingston. Dozens of Orthodox shuls, schools, and community centers are all a distant memory in the hearts and minds of the Observant Jews who have remained. Recently this all began to change with the arrival of young Lubavitch families who brought with them a new vitality and chayus. This quiet town was quickly transformed to a center of Torah and Yiras Shomayim.

Man says he was Almost Shot While Buying Conditioner

Imagine walking into a convenience store with your headphones on, picking out a conditioner bottle — then turning around to see two police officers pointing their guns at you. That’s what happened to Ben Faulding, a black Jewish New Yorker while walking back from his gym in Long Island, New York, and stopped to buy some toiletries.