Two months after Jesse Galganov vanished in Peru at the start of a solo backpacking trip, his family and friends remain resolved to determine his fate.
Daily Archives: November 22, 2017
A year after Facebook vowed to stamp out discriminatory advertising, landlords can still exclude specific races, minorities and other categories of people from seeing rental ads on the social media site.
The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last.
The Gestetner and Polonsky families have penned the following open letter of thanks to the Crown Heights community and to the Jewish community at large, for the outpouring of kindness and prayers during the past few difficult weeks leading up to and after the tragic passing of Shua Polonsky, OBM
Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews.
The alleged mastermind of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai — in which the Indian city’s Chabad center was one of the targets — was ordered released from house arrest by a Pakistani court on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) and parking meter regulations will be suspended Thursday, November 23, for Thanksgiving.
CTeeners from around the world recently united at the 6th annual International TGIS Shabbaton. 161 chapters participated in this year’s TGIS—Thank G-d It’s Shabbat— which took place Chof Cheshvan, Parshas Chayei Sarah. Five of the TGIS events took part in large, region wide Shabbatons in the Tri State, Southern California, Colorado, The Northwest, the Midwest and in Manchester, UK.
In the wake of Spanish expulsion came a proposal to reinstate the Sanhedrin, in an effort to herald the messianic era. The idea catapulted the Jewish world into a frenzy: some with jubilation, others with uproar and outrage. Can we force the Divine hand to hasten the redemption? Should we? And what about recent attempts at renewing the Sanhedrin?
Jewish Released time, under the auspices of NCFJE, hosted a conference to address its 150 instructors.