The last full-service kosher restaurant on the Lower East Side is facing eviction, according to thelodownny.com, a website that chronicles the rapidly changing downtown quarter, once the home of millions of Jewish immigrants.
The six Israelis stood quietly at the front of the classroom while the eighth graders at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale watched a short film depicting the experiences of young Israeli soldiers who had been wounded in combat. The students didn’t flinch from the often-graphic imagery of violent ambushes by Hamas or Hezbollah, or hospital scenes showing doctors’ efforts to stitch them back together.
If you're in the habit of kissing mezuzot in public places, you can ease up on the Purell.
A group of doctors at Maimonodes Medical Center have found that the practice does not increase the risk of spreading germs.
Dr. Monica Ghitan and her colleagues tested over 100 mezuzot around their hospital, and other than a few benign microbes found that the ritual objects were not unsafe for those who touch them and then kiss their hands.