Letter from the Chidon: The Measles

Shimmy Weinbaum from Tzivos Hashem has sent out a letter informing the principals and parents of the children joining the boys Chidon regarding the Measles exposure in Crown Heights, and its impact on the Chidon.

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Murder Victim Samantha Josephson Remembered

A senior at the University of South Carolina, Josephson was a native of New Jersey. She was set to graduate in just a few weeks and was looking forward to starting at Drexel University Law School in Philadelphia in the fall. She had been out with friends in the very early hours of Friday when she got separated from them, called for an Uber to take her home and then got into a car she thought was her ride. Her body was found later that day some 90 miles away. The man accused of abducting and killing her was arrested on Saturday.

UN Amends Resolution to Condemns Anti-Semitism

The UN General Assembly convened a special session on Tuesday to adopt a resolution condemning hate crimes. In its original version, the proposal only referred to Islamophobia, but after a diplomatic effort led by Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, with many UN states, the proposal was changed and condemned anti-Semitism as well.

Picture of the Day

A photo was taken of the son and gabbai of the Skulener Rebbe zt”l at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. They are conversation with the shliach to Johns Hopkins, Rabbi Zev Gopin.

Kalman Yeger Thrown Off Immigration Committee Following Controversial Tweet

Kalman Yeger, a New York City councilman, lost his seat on the City Council’s Immigration Committee for tweeting “Palestine does not exist.” The tweet, posted Wednesday, came in response to a tweet by Zainab Iqbal, a journalist for the local publication Bklyner. Yeger, who represents the haredi Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, also called Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar an anti-Semite. Omar has been accused repeatedly of echoing anti-Semitic stereotypes.