The Jewish period of mourning, shiva, is typically one week long — unless it overlaps with a Jewish holiday. What were the rabbis thinking?
We should know that the righteous do not require a monument to be remembered — but they should have one nevertheless.
On Saturday, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun hosted a prayer session and a community program with inspirational speeches from local rabbis. Then, along with other UWS synagogues, participants marched up 5th avenue to join the NYC Women’s March. All the Jewish denominations, including some Orthodox synagogues, were represented at the March on Saturday.
I moved to the Upper West Side 30 years ago… why am I still single?
The Engage Jewish Service Corps connects older adults with volunteer and community service opportunities in their local communities.