Elli Wohlgelernter |
Special To The Jewish Week
Jerusalem — When I heard that Bill Mazer died, my first thought was about my father. Dad and Bill were born two months apart, and they died four months apart. They met as seniors at Yeshiva University High School, class of ’36. While my father stayed on at YU for college and semicha, Bill went off to college at the University of Michigan, then to the Army, and after that, 16 years in Buffalo, where he began his sports broadcasting career.
The State Department has rebuffed the request of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) not to return to Iraq the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003. Schumer said the items were “stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community.
Saying that the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003 “were stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on the State Department not to return them to Iraq.
Under an agreement with the Bush administration at the time, the more than 2,700 artifacts – including partial Torah parchments and ancient prayer books –were to be returned to Iraq by June of next year after being restored and preserved by the National Archives in Washington. The...
Adam Dickter |
Assistant Managing Editor
Eight hundred and fifty Jewish students from far and wide converged on New York City last weekend for an annual Shabbaton, touring popular city sites here and enjoying the hospitality of Chabad Lubavitch families in Crown Heights.
The event was planned months ago, but a recent announcement that President Barack Obama would visit the area Friday affected the logistics as cops shut down some major streets for the presidential motorcade.
Chabad on Campus International Foundation, the program organizer, said it's all good.
One year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged buildings and displaced families throughout the New York area, many children are unable to keep up in school, are finding it difficult to sleep and are experiencing eating disorders. Some have even turned to drugs.