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High-Stakes Rescue Saves Jewish Artist Stranded at Sea for Weeks

It was eerily reminiscent of the route that Jews-turned-pirates fleeing Spain and Portugal in the 17th century would take. Making their way across the North Atlantic, these legendary swashbuckling Jewish pirates once roamed the Caribbean from Curaçao to Jamaica. In ships bearing names like Queen Esther and Shield of Abraham, the freewheeling buccaneers plundered and ravaged the Spanish fleet. Almost 400 years later, Amit Mendel set out on a similar maritime voyage—save for the swords and daggers.

Picture of the Day

Rabbi Levi Goldstein, one of the first critical cases of COVID-19 from the Crown Heights Jewish community, is coming home. This photo shows as he is discharged from the Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey.

A Hebrew School Becomes A Community

In 2011, Rabbi Naftali and Sari Rotensteich, directors of the Chabad Center for Jewish Discovery and Chabad of Gramercy Park, recruited a young couple, Rabbi Mendy and Gillie Shanowitz, with one mandate: New York Hebrew. It would become the Hebrew School that spawned a community.

Excerpt: An Interview with Mr. Nochum Gordon

A verdict by the Honorable Harriet L. Thompson confirmed exclusive rights to control and manage the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, to its rightful owners. In her decision, Judge Thompson cited the testimony of attorney Mr. Nochum Gordon. Watch an excerpt from that interview.