Small-Time Airbnb Hosts Call New York Law ‘Unfair’

A new New York law that carries fines of up to $7,500 for certain kinds of short-term listings is causing headaches for many Airbnb hosts, who say they are getting unfairly swept up in a measure that’s more aimed at commercial operators who turn multiple apartments into illegal hotels.

Israeli Science Minister Visits Moscow’s Jewish Community

Israeli minister of science, technology and space, Mr. Ofir Akunis met with Russian chief rabbi Berel Lazar on Thursday and learned about the country’s Jewish history and its current progress in Jewish education and social support. As part of the meeting, Akunis visited Moscow’s Jewish community center, a charity center for the elderly and the Jewish museum.

Info to Be Menachem Avel Goldman Family

The Goldman family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their father, Reb Shimon Goldman, OBM, at 1582 Carroll Street [between Troy and Schenectady Aves.] until Monday morning. Shacharis – 7:00 and 8:30. Mincha – 4:15 and 5:30. Maariv – […]

Jewish Life Gets a Jump in Mobile

Though Jews have lived in the port city of Mobile since before the Civil War, it was only two years ago that the third most populous city in Alabama was added to the map of Chabad-Lubavitch outposts worldwide. And just last month, right before the start of the High Holidays, the community celebrated the grand opening of the Olender Chabad House, co-directed by Rabbi Yosef and Bina Goldwasser.