A Bronx synagogue suffered a grievous blow when thieves stole three Torah scrolls. The theft was particularly disturbing to Rukhl Schaechter because it was her childhood shul.3
Jewish cemetery grave sites are being hawked at bargain basement prices on Craigslist and in newspaper classified ads — even though state laws bar the sales.
On a Saturday night following Shabbat, Nick Muzin arrayed on his dining room table what would turn out to be the winning strategy to elect the first black Republican to Congress from South Carolina in more than a century. The next night at the same table in his Charleston, S.C., home, Muzin hosted his weekly Talmud class.
David Hartman, a giant of our times, presented challenges to all Jews. He warned Orthodoxy to broaden. He also demanded that liberal Judaism deepen.3
Pope Benedict was a ‘son of Germany’ and a conservative hero. For Jews, his legacy is tarnished by his outreach to Catholic traditionalists, some of whom ignored the Holocaust.
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