The last time I spent Passover locked in a room I was 9 years old. My uncle refused to let me sit at the Seder table so long as I insisted on wearing a Mets cap instead of a yarmulke. To this day I’m not sure whether he exiled me because he was a stickler for tradition, or a Dodgers fan.
Cannabis is legal in California, but the city of Beverly Hills has banned any related stores or sales. This rabbi wants to change that.
“We’ll lose our identity, and our sense of worth, and the good things that we do as a community, if we do not stick together.”
The display includes photos of what the Bears for Palestine group calls “Palestinian leaders” — all of whom were convicted of terror attacks
He watched others around his dinner tables find love — one couple is getting married in July — and kept searching for himself.
It’s like the Bachelor, but with Moroccan salmon. Yaniv Cohen’s Shabbat dinners fed tens of thousands of people over the years and won him a wife.
“Whether a person breaks into a random building, or specifically targets a synagogue, it still has a terribly pernicious effect.”
Photos of the damage show a crumpled Torah scroll and broken glass.
“They didn’t just provide a place for us to live. They gave us a space to heal from our trauma. We felt very supported. It really felt like a family.”
The incident was painful for congregants whose ancestors were expelled from Muslim countries in the Middle East after the establishment of Israel.