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M.A.S.K. Celebrates 20 Years of Saving Kids

M.A.S.K. , Mothers and Fathers Aligned Saving Children, celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Feb 12, at the new Bison & Bourbon on 7th Street in Brooklyn, hosted by Jay Buchsbaum.  N.Y.C.’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, was the guest speaker.  Many community leaders and elected officials were in attendance, as well as many grateful parents.

BDS Actor’s Film Turned to Israel’s Advantage

A Hollywood actor’s BDS activism is producing a donation to a nonprofit organization battling the boycott movement on college campuses, thanks to an Atlanta Lubavitcher on whose property the actor is filming his latest movie.

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in St. Louis

As University City, Missouri, police investigated the toppling of as many of 200 headstones at one of the area’s oldest Jewish cemeteries, Jewish residents expressed outrage, sadness and unity, and asked how they could help repair the damage.

IDF Soldier Sentenced to 18 Months for Killing Terrorist

Shouts of “pardon him!” erupted from protesters outside a Tel Aviv military court on Tuesday where IDF solider Elor Azaria was sentenced to 18 months in jail for killing Palestinian terrorist Abdel Fatah al-Sharif in March 2015, as he lay immobilized in a Hebron street.

Ukrainians Face Daily Artillery ‘Orchestra’ Once Again

They hear Grad missiles when they walk to synagogue on Shabbat, at a Torah class, during a youth club meeting. At night, when they put their children to bed, tucking them in and saying everything will be alright, they hear heavy artillery then, too.

NJ Chabad Civil Rights Lawsuit Heads to Mediation

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the township of Toms River, NJ, by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie and the Chabad Jewish Center is headed for mediation. The lawsuit, filed in March, charges that anti-Semitic hostility and local opposition to neighboring Lakewood’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish population are the reasons why the Chabad Jewish Center has been told it needs a zoning variance to operate as a house of worship.