Despite a break from the assaults, some community leaders worry about retaliatory violence.
“New York City stands for tolerance and we will arrest anyone involved in anti-Semitic crimes,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
“We’re paying high rent, and our wives are scared to push a stroller in the street.”
In Judaism, there’s a blessing before every mundane and sacred activity — so why isn’t there one before or after making love?
“I was scared because if they open it they’ll see the religious parchment and it would be very dangerous,” Alfasi said of the tefillin.
The government alleges Towson Chabad is breaking zoning regulations by acting as a synagogue. But Chabad houses aren’t synagogues: They are homes.
“Baltimore County has sought by various illegal means to burden, obstruct and suppress Jewish religious observance in Towson,” its attorney said.
It’s hard to believe there was ever a time when singing Shalom Aleichem and reciting Kiddush at an AEPi convention was a novelty.
Most of my fellow male Orthodox rabbis are involved in our children’s lives than fathers of previous generations ever were.
Greg Joseph of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns got a new mezuzah and kicked a game-winning field goal — on the same day.