Video: The Talmudic Version of the Power of Now

“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.

State Senate Passes Felder’s Bag Tax Ban

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.

Rabbis Voice Support for Trump Education Nominee

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.