Marshall

They’ll Always Have Palau

12/31/2004
Staff Writer

When Avram Sand tells people where he’s going for winter break, the most common response he gets is “Where?” “Then they ask, ‘why?’ ” said Sand, a senior at Yeshiva University High School in New York City.On Jan. 9, to show hakarat hatov, or appreciation and recognition, for the country’s support of Israel, Sand and nine of his classmates will travel to the Republic of Palau. The island group is home to about 20,000 people and some of the world’s most precious coral reefs.

Is Facebook Chametz?

Crossposted to Blog.RabbiJason

Is Facebook kosher? If so, is it kosher for Passover? I'm not posing the question of whether it is acceptable to log on to Facebook on the first and last days of Passover, when observant Jews refrain from using computers or the Web.  Rather, is Facebook activity allowed at all during the Jewish Spring festival?

 Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit

Can Federation Superfunds Save Day Schools?

Special To The Jewish Week
08/18/2009
The announcement last month by the UJA-Federation of New York of a $300 million matching program to support Jewish education — and similar initiatives in Los Angeles and MetroWest, New Jersey — comes at a time when middle-class Jewish parents find themselves increasingly caught between the Scylla of rising day-school tuitions and the Charybdis of declining real-dollar income.

Shapiro Honor Sparks Flap

05/09/2003
Staff Writer
Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, the New York City social action group, had planned to hold its annual awards dinner, as usual, at the Upper West Side Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. After all, the dovish group's major award is named for the progressive synagogue's beloved late Rabbi Marshall Meyer. And its current rabbi, Rolando Matalon, is on the JFREJ board of directors.

‘It’s Getting Really Bad Again’

07/10/1998
Staff Writer
Israel’s standing in the United Nations continues to deteriorate as the Palestinian voice grows stronger. The overwhelming vote by the UN General Assembly Tuesday (124 to 4) upgrading the Palestinian’s status gives Palestinian representatives the power for the first time to raise issues regarding the peace process before the 185-member international body.

Wanted: Obama administration Jewish Liaison

Monday, January 19th, 2009 James Besser in Washington Who will be appointed Jewish liaison in the incoming Barack Obama administration?
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