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Berel Raskin, 84, Chassidic Fishmonger Who Became a Crown Heights Icon

Sholom Ber (Berel) Raskin, the kosher fishmonger who, glinting cleaver in hand, welcomed generations of customers, visitors and journalists into his pungent Crown Heights fish store and the Chassidic neighborhood he called home, passed away suddenly on Shabbat morning, May 25. He was 84, having spent 65 years living in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., to which he arrived as an orphaned survivor of Soviet tyranny and Nazi terror, and where he eventually became an area icon.

Video of the Day

The IDF has released a video that gives you a look inside a sophisticated Hezbollah cross border tunnel. The tunnel, which was standing hight and had built in electricity and communications, was 82 meters deep underground, 680 meters of it in Lebanon, and entered 77 meters into Israel.

Jewish Neighborhood Hit Hard as Tornadoes Plow Through Dayton, Ohio

by Faygie Levy Holt – The sky over Dayton, Ohio, crackled and flashed. Rain and wind, thunder and lightning spread throughout the Greater Dayton region on Monday night, but it was two massive tornadoes that shattered glass, uprooted trees, […]

Russia Rejects US ‘Deal of the Century’

Russia on Tuesday rejected the US peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the upcoming economic conference in Bahrain is an attempt by the US “to substitute the genuine peace process with imposed economic incentives.”