President Ronald Reagan presents to Chabad representatives a proclamation honoring the Rebbe. Can you identify anyone else in the photo?
Daily Archives: January 18, 2017
“The Talmudic Version Of The Power Of Now” is a talk given by Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson as part of a fast-paced session at JLI’s National Jewish Retreat called “Ten Talks,” featuring 10 short powertalks from 10 inspiring speakers, showcasing important ideas that change attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, the world.
Several Jewish community centers in different U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday in the second wave of threatened attacks to target American Jewish centers this month. The first wave of bomb threats took place on January 9th.
The GOP-controlled State Senate moved Tuesday to block the city from imposing a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags. Senators voted 42-18 in favor of a measure sponsored by Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) that prohibits the city from charging taxes or fees on any carry-out merchandise bags.
Najja Plowden, a 35-year-old army veteran, soccer coach and therapist for special-ed kids who lives in Crown Heights, is suing the city for what he calls a night of “humiliation” at the hands of a 77th Precinct NYPD Officer — an ordeal he claims amounted to “false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.”
Ahead of Tuesday’s confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate for President-Elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, Betsy Devos, the Orthodox Union published an op-ed in the Washington Post expressing support for DeVos, who has been a longtime advocate of vouchers and other school choice initiatives.
An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel.
Last Wednesday, January 11, a resource seminar was held in Crown Heights featuring speakers Devorah Gershowitz, Crown Height CDPAP Coordinator for Heart to Heart Home Care, and Shoshana R. Brenenson, Esq., Crown Heights Elder Law attorney.