“This is our community and our congregation. When you share a sacred place, it’s hard to let it go.”
“The change of administration obviously helped” in getting the rule change, an Orthodox Union official said.
Chava Gal-Or is distributing mezuzahs for free to Jewish hurricane victims.
Dayna Skolkin and Josh Tillis gave their wedding food to homeless people displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
The city was complying with a state law that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel.
Private citizens who apply for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds in Dickinson, Texas no longer have to certify that they will not boycott Israel.
A northern Texas state representative said that a town that asked its residents to certify that they do not participate in boycotting Israel in o
“You pick any divisive issue — it would be a breach of the transparency we expect of government to kick people like that when they’re down.”
The city of Dickinson’s storm damage repair grant application makes applicants swear that they don’t boycott Israel.
The city wants to buy out damaged homes and replace them with green space—but that may lead to the breakup of heavily-Jewish neighborhoods.