Brooklyn Museum Goes Kosher

The Brooklyn Museum announced last week that its museum cafeteria, BKM Café, now will be serving a rotating menu of kosher salads, sandwiches and sweets, further gilding it as the first encyclopedic institution in the tri-state area to serve kosher meals.

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Picture of the Day: Tefilas Haderech in a Mezuzah?

Two Crown Heights Bochurim visited a Jewish home in Brooklyn in order to help them fulfill the Mitzvah of Mezuzah, one of the ten campaigns the Rebbe initiated. They removed the family’s old Mezuzah case to check if the parchment inside was still kosher, but were mystified by its strange contents – a handwritten ‘Tefilas Haderech’ (prayer of the traveler), written by pen on regular paper.

Op-Ed: Machlokes? Not for Us

by Anonymous

Machlokes. A terrible word that reviles all who hear it. Machlokes is something we are taught from the youngest age to avoid. Yet, we are surrounded by machlokes and many people are sucked into its vortex. Everybody knows machlokes is a fire that consumes, nonetheless we are surrounded by it and must keep our heads above water avoiding it.

Antonin Scalia Remembered as an Advocate for Religious Freedom

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Feb. 13 at the age of 79, is being remembered as a champion of freedom of religious expression with a deep appreciation for Jewish law, who was a thoughtful and enthusiastic participant in legal symposia on Jewish and American jurisprudence during his tenure on the court.