Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies launched a podcast series featuring the remembrances of survivors. The series launched this week with the testimony of Martin Schiller, a Jewish man from Poland who described his experiences in the concentration and slave labor camps of Plaszow, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt. Plaszow serves as the setting for the film “Schindler’s List.”
In the days following the horror of September 11th, 2001 a Hatzalah volunteer, who responded to the World Trade Center as the towers collapsed, penned this letter the following day.
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In the days following the horror of September 11th, 2001 a Hatzalah volunteer, who was present at ground zero as the towers collapsed, penned the following memoir of the events of that day.
The bris milah of the son of R’ Pinchas Menachem Pashwazman, HY”D, who was killed by a Hamas rocket attack in May, took place on Tuesday morning. The childs name, Pinchas Menachem ben Pinchas Menachem.
A Bulla (seal) bearing a Hebrew name from 2,600 years ago was uncovered from dirt excavated in 2013 beneath Robinson’s Arch at the foundations of the Western Wall. The seal is inscribed with the name of an individual with the most prominent role in the king’s court in the kingdom of Judea.
A NYPD vehicle was involved in an accident Motzai Shabbos, which sent the police cruiser onto the sidewalk, hitting two Jewish girls. Five people were injured in the accident in total, Hatzalah and EMS transported the injured to the hospital.
On Friday morning, Members of HEART Team 1 / Hatzalah Air/International / Hatzalah of Florida, departed Miami to the Bahamas to assist Chabad of Bahamas in search and rescue.
Employees of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette donated to a local synagogue the $15,000 they had won along with a Pulitzer prize for their coverage a deadly anti-Semitic shooting at the building.
A Hatzalah volunteer, on the front lines keeping our communities safe, penned the following letter to his fellow volunteers, after facing the multitude of recent tragedies that have struck Klal Yisroel.
Jewish leaders and advocacy organizations have warmly welcomed the opening of a new office in New York City to combat the rising tide of antisemitic and racist hate crimes.
A community of Orthodox Jews prospers by selling products on Amazon — and keeping one foot in modernity and one foot out.
Over summer break, more than 135,000 parents, alumni, educators and supporters of private education in New York submitted comments to the State Education Department expressing opposition to the proposed “substantial equivalency” regulations and urging that they be withdrawn. The State Education Department is required by law to review and respond to each of the comments submitted.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein affixed a mezuzah to the doorpost of the Machpelah House in Hevron Wednesday afternoon. “On September 4, 35 years ago, I was arrested in Moscow and sent to Gulag. Who would have believed then that I, as the Speaker of the Knesset, would be allowed to fix a mezuzah in the Machpelah House opposite the Cave of the Patriarchs?” Edelstein said.
A Jewish man and his teenage son were seriously wounded when they were stabbed with a box cutter outside a synagogue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Kensington bordering Borough Park.
Divers and search crews were still looking Tuesday for nine missing people after at least 25 were confirmed dead when a boat packed with scuba divers caught fire near an island off the Southern California coast. One of the people who passed away was a 40 year old Jewish woman from New Jersey.
A religious female security guard for the Prime Minister’s Office made news earlier this week, after she was spotted securing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Ethiopian Premier Abiy Ahmed in Jerusalem. The young woman is the first religious woman to serve as a guard in the Prime Minister’s Office while wearing a hair covering – which are traditionally worn by married religious Jewish women.
A Hatzalah volunteer was assaulted Monday afternoon, prompting a large response by both Boro Park Shomrim and Hatzalah. The assailant crashed his vehicle as he attempted to get away, and was taken into custody.
Houston Texas, home to a growing Jewish community, has launched its own Hatzalah Volunteer EMS division. Hatzalah is a volunteer organization that provides lifesaving services with fast response times, and the care of a neighbor.
With great sadness we report the passing of Mordechai Yavets OBM, a three year old child from Far Rockaway, Queens who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Monday morning. Mordechai was struck by a vehicle on Virginia Street just after 11:00am. Hatzolah rushed him to the hospital, where he was passed away an hour later.
Hate struck again in New York City, this time in Queens. The attached images were found on the beach in Belle Harbor, on Monday morning, in the vicinity of Beach 138th Street. Hateful messages were scrawled into the sand on the beach.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an Orthodox Jewish man’s claim that he was pelted with ice while driving through Brooklyn — the second seemingly anti-Semitic attack to plague the borough in the last week.