“If you have someone come in with a 103 fever and they’re coughing, they’ve just infected the whole tent.”
“This really is a matter of pikuach nefesh and it could be very, very dangerous for the people that are most susceptible to it.”
“It was really hard as a community rabbi to feel like I was a Jew speaking out against what other Jews were doing.”
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He’s a zeyde, a thrower of carnivals and an exotic fish hobbyist. He’s also a Republican donor crusading against anti-Semitism in his local party.
“This is a sensible resolution that uses the city’s resources in a smart and effective way.”
“The attacker doesn’t look at, ‘Which denomination is this?’ Nor should we look at the denomination.”
“One city, one community…Jersey city,” the artist wrote.
“It’s not so much that this could be you, but that this is you.”
“It was nissim [miracles]. What else can I tell you, mameleh? I heard yesterday, they were telling me what’s going on in the world. We need nissim.”