Police are investigating the episode at the Lower East Side’s Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim as a possible bias incident.
The event attended by 60 people was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, a left-wing organization that supports the BDS movement against Israel.
Fun fact: He began celebrating Shabbat to keep his ego in check.
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The impassioned crowd of hundreds shouted “Sabbath” in Yiddish to protest the international contests’ scheduling.
Having an ‘Israel Shabbat’ hosted by a pro-Israel club is alienating to Jewish students who don’t support Israeli policies, one student said.
If United Airlines falsely blamed religious Muslims for violence on a plane, the Israeli media would rightly cry bigotry. How is this different?
El Al will compensate the 400 passengers on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv, which diverted so Sabbath-observant passengers could disembark.
The process of deciding how to handle the flights “took place in a dynamic and developing reality that was not entirely controlled by the company.”
Like the Orthodox Shabbat laws, each prohibition is actually liberation. Whether you believe in God or not.