One rabbi said he is staying put until Miami-Dade County issues a mandatory evacuation. “The captain stays with the ship,” he said.
“If we don’t get food down here this will become a big problem fast,” Rabbi Zaklikofsky said.
The historic storm put the sanctuary of Texas’ oldest synagogue under three feet of water.
A bipartisan trio of northeastern members of the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced legislation that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by natural disaster.
An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters.
Australian Jews scored the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.
Sixteen years after the darkest chapter in Maccabiah history, some of the survivors of the 1997 bridge disaster are seething that officials found criminally responsible for the deaths of four Australians still continue to operate inside the Maccabi movement.
Hoping to revive a bill to aid synagogues damaged by Hurricane Sandy, two U.S. senators have reintroduced a new measure that seeks to alleviate concerns from FEMA and civil liberties groups over separation of church and state issues.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler pushed hard for Sandy relief. But he opposed extending aid to synagogues, embodying mixed feelings among Jews about undermining church-state separation.
The House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow synagogues and houses of worship to be eligible for federal disaster relief. H.R. 592, the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013, passed 354-72, and will now move on to the Senate.