Man Pleads Guilty to Pinning Anti-Semitic Posters to Chabad Center

A man who admitted to pinning anti-Jewish posters on Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue in Ilford in 2017 has avoided jail, the Met Police revealed. An eyewitness alerted police after seeing Iqbal, who was dressed in camouflage clothing, tape antisemitic messages to the walls of an underpass near Gants Hill Underground station in East London on an evening in March 2017.

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Op-Ed: In Response, A Thankless Job Indeed

The following Op-Ed was submitted in response to a letter posted on from a Bais Rivkah Parent, praising Bais Rivkah’s Board of Directors. The writer of the Op-Ed reframes events, and paints a different picture of the school.

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Video of the Day

With the Drug Preparedness and Awareness event scheduled for this evening, we present a video of Dr Eli Rosen MD speak on the lifesaving drug Narcan. Narcan is drug which can reverse the deadly effects of opiates and give a person enough time for emergency services to arrive.

Shofar Blown for the First Time in 90 Years

Three months ago I moved with my family to Kaluga, a city that’s about 100 miles southwest of Moscow. As Rosh Hashanah came in, so did the people. Not since 1926 had Jews davened in this shul on Rosh Hashanah. In all these decades, not a kaddish or an Amen, not a single Avinu Malkeinu or a shofar blast on Rosh Hashanah. And now, after 90 years, the shul was bursting at the seams, the voices of the city’s Jews filling its space with traditional prayers.

Picture of the Day

A New York City Subway rider snapped a photo of what appears to be just another morning commuter on their cell phone. Zoom in on his cell phone, can you see what website he is reading?

Vilnius Gets First Yeshiva Since World War II

A rabbi in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is opening there what he says is the city’s first yeshiva, or Jewish religious seminary, since World War II. The Vilna Yeshiva will have about a dozen students when it opens this fall, Rabbi Sholom Ber Krinsky, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s emissary to Vilnius, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Rabbi Katzen OBM, A Teacher By Action

Rabbi Gershon Avtzon of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, wrote the following open letter after hearing the sorrowfull news of the passing of Rabbi Katzen obm. A teacher by action, Rabbi Katzen impressed the seed of Yiras Shamayim on all his students.

Report: Israel Conducted Nuclear Experiment in 1979

The Foreign Policy magazine reports that Israel conducted a nuclear experiment 40 years ago over the Atlantic Ocean. On September 22, 1979, an American reconnaissance satellite recorded a double flash over the South Atlantic. US military analysts at the Patrick Air Force Base in Florida quickly concluded the flashes were a nuclear detonation.