Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Here’s some more on Hebron from Lubavitch.com, related to this week’s Media column.
Other pogroms may have had higher death totals but no pogrom was more barbaric.
Although the massacre took place at the end of August, the yahrtzeit for the Hebron martyrs is Av 17.
The pluralism wars that have proved so polarizing in Israel are being played out in another arena locally: a Brooklyn federal courtroom. Attorneys for the state of New York and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are seeking to defend the constitutionality of the state's 117-year-old kosher laws, which are being challenged by a Long Island butcher.