Six children in NYC Public Schools explain what a moment of silence does for them, and how much a of positive impact it has.
Daily Archives: May 19, 2016
As we count our way through the days of Sefirah, a time we devote to the refining of our character, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he gives advice on how to deal with and overcome an undesirable habit. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Last year, the NYPD started using ShotSpotter, a technology that helps police automatically detect the sound of gunshots, and pinpoint where they came from in real time. Over the past year, the police department has deployed hundreds of tiny sensors on rooftops and light posts in several gun violence-prone precincts in Brooklyn and The Bronx.
Neturei Karta Leader Yisroel Dovid Weiss, accompanied by several acolytes, visited the terrorist-sponsoring state of Iran, where he was warmly greeted by government officials and hardline clerics. His message: the racist Israeli regime must be destroyed.
New York health insurers have proposed premium increases averaging 17.3 percent for next year in the market for individuals and 12 percent for small groups.
Amid lively music and jubilant dancing in the streets of Yerushalayim, hundreds of Jews and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces celebrated a joyous Hachanas Sefer Torah.
One day after being sharply criticized for focusing on liquor law reform while seemingly ignoring the plight of adults who had been abused as children, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday a plan to extend the statute of limitations on child abuse cases.
The Jewish Daily Forward has profiled four women who it says are changing the face of Orthodox Judaism. One of the four is a member of the Crown Heights Lubavitch community, Mrs. Baila Olidort.
Police have identified a pattern of car burglaries plaguing the entire area within the boundaries of the 71st Precinct. Many of the targeted vehicles are Chrysler Town and Countrys.
Also in the extended article: one burglary victim shares an innovative idea on how to secure your minivan.
Rabbi Yosef Goldberg was a teacher for over 15 years and later worked for the New York City Department for the Aging. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Brooklyn, New York, in August of 2015.
Hershel Frankiel survived the horrific events of the Holocaust. Students, faculty and staff at California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM) were lucky enough to hear this incredibly brave man tell his story of survival.