“I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go.’”
“Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly? This isn’t just my lane. It’s my f— highway.”
Benjamin Ginsburg talked with his rabbi last week about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. He never imagined he could be next in the line of fire.
After hearing that a gunman killed 12 people at a country bar on Wednesday, a rabbi immediately thought of his congregant who loves country music.
At this unprecedented moment, even the comforters need special comfort, and even the most stringent of Jewish rules need to bend, if not break.
Behind the scenes, Trump’s best Jewish advisers — his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner — were figuring out how to finesse the situation.
“Loren Jacobs was stripped of his rabbinic ordination by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations in 2003.”
Seeking to end birthright citizenship would be the most dramatic and probably quixotic move yet in Trump’s hardline immigration policies.
The Forward takes a look at a tradition thousands of years old following Saturday’s synagogue shooting.
“He was known for keeping us alive the longest. He often held our hands (without rubber gloves) and always, always hugged us as we left his office.”