Raphael Butler

A Pedestrian Success

05/28/2008
Staff Writer
The rebbetzin’s idea had legs.
Six years ago Karen Hochberg, wife of Young Israel of Jamaica Estate’s Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, wanted to raise some money for Israel. She decided to sponsor a five-kilometer Run for Israel in the Cunningham Park area of Queens on

A Pedestrian Success

05/30/2008
Staff Writer
The rebbetzin’s idea had legs. Six years ago Karen Hochberg, wife of Young Israel of Jamaica Estate’s Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, wanted to raise some money for Israel. She decided to sponsor a five-kilometer Run for Israel in the Cunningham Park area of Queens on Memorial Day. The annual event has raised more than $400,000 for a variety of Israeli causes and now draws 1,000 participants, runners and walkers, from throughout the borough.This year a version of the event goes international.

New Twists In ‘Crazy’ Custody Case

12/31/1999
Staff Writer
In a bitter custody case that has sparked international Jewish concern, an Italian appeals court last week threw out a lower-court decision that granted custody of two Jewish children to their non-observant Israeli-born father, and not their Orthodox mother. The reversal brought a sigh of relief from American Orthodox Jewish leaders who charged that the lower court in Genoa discriminated against Orthodox Judaism, likening it to a dangerous cult.
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