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Video: Ani Maamin During Emergency Landing

A 767 charter flight filled with Orthodox-Jewish passengers heading from London to Poland to mark the Yahrtzeit of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk was forced to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam after a malfunction caused the cabin to lose pressure and the pilot to issue a Mayday call. B”h the plane landed safely and no one was harmed.

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Jewish Community Tackles Drug Abuse Problem

More than 200 people turned out on Motzei Shabbos, March 4th at the Beth Gavriel Center in Forest Hills, Queens for an event that was designed to continue spreading the word about the prevalence of drug abuse within the Jewish community while offering practical suggestions and guidance to address the growing problem. The crowd was captivated by several expert medical health professionals and educators, among them the renowned  lecturer and author Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson.

Man Arrested for Defacing Penn Station with Swastikas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that a man suspected of multiple incidents of bias graffiti at Pennsylvania Station was arrested and charged for committing a series of hate crimes. The arrest and charges highlight the aggressive actions the state is undertaking to combat the growth of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.

5 Things to Tell Your Kids About the JCC Bomb Threats

For more than a month, dozens of bomb threats have been called into JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the country. We’ve witnessed the overturning of tombstones in Jewish cemeteries along with other anti-Semitic acts and threats. It’s always good for parents and their kids to sit down for a discussion of the events of the day; so renowned author and educator Rabbi Tzvi Freeman compiled a list of five points to cover.

$25 Million Security Grant for NY Religious Schools

NYC Councilman David G. Greenfield congratulated Governor Andrew Cuomo, after Cuomo’s proposal this week to spend $25 million to provide security for non-public schools throughout the state. Cuomo’s measure echoes Greenfield’s own historic law, passed with overwhelming support in 2016, that provides free security guards for nearly every non-public school in New York City including yeshivas and Catholic schools.

Swastikas Keyed into Cars in Miami Beach

Police are investigating after swastikas were found keyed into multiple cars in Miami Beach’s Orthodox-Jewish neighborhood. Rabbi Mendy Levi, a Chabad Shliach who lives next to one of the home’s where a car was vandalized, told Channel 7 News that this and other recent anti-Semitic acts around the country worry him.