Synagogues face the added difficulty of drying out their buildings days before the holiest and busiest days of the year.
Bomb threats, a frozen Kotel compromise, Zionists banned from pride parades, neo-Nazis rising and hurricanes hitting—not a good year for the Jews.
A tweet by President Trump about hurricanes Irma and Harvey is renewing hope among Jewish groups that have long advocated for emergency assistance.
The NYPD’s District 3 teamed up with Jewish community organization Amudim and the grocery store Seasons Kosher to send aid to where it’s needed most.
“For years the Jewish communities stood by Israel when it needed their help; now it is our turn to stand by Houston’s Jewish community.”
“We are flying by the seat of our pants here,” Shapiron-Plevan said.
We are here. We’ve been here a long time. And we’re not going anywhere.
A kosher deli company set up a crowdfunding page to send kosher salami “to the kosher community of Houston just in time for the Jewish New Year.”
ZAKA chairman Yehuda Zahav told BIN that there was a “religious imperative to help, since every man was created in God’s image.”
Hurricane Katrina saw rabbis wading through waist-deep water to rescue their Torahs. Miami is spiriting its scrolls away to avoid that scenario.