The presidents of Argentina and Brazil last week signed a petition condemning anti-Semitism and calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution denouncing anti-Semitic acts.
Israel Singer, chairman of the World Jewish Congress, said the presidents signed the petitions as part of an effort his organization is leading to convince as many countries as possible to sign the petition before the UN vote, which could come as early as this fall.
Vandals scrawled a half-dozen swastikas and anti-Semitic obscenities this week on outdoor playground equipment at Congregation Etz Chaim in Commack, L.I.
Rabbi Raphael Wizman, spiritual leader of the 125-family Orthodox congregation, said the swastikas and obscenities were found on the swings and on a large toy castle in the children’s playground. He said the vandals apparently scaled a 5-foot high fence that enclosed the locked playground and also broke two Plexiglass school windows.
by Steve Lipman/Jonathan Mark |
Soccer and basketball are Israel’s most popular sports, so what is U.S. Ambassador Dan Kurtzer going to discuss at an event called “A Celebration of Jews in Baseball” — alef-beisball?
No, Kurtzer tells The Jewish Week, he plans to use baseball as a mirror on American culture.
A Manhattan rabbi who is organizing, for the first time, High Holy Days worship services this year in her neighborhood, has a message for New York City’s active, identified, affiliated Jews: Stay where you are.
Rabbi Adam Mintz, whose contract as spiritual leader of Lincoln Square Synagogue was not renewed following a power struggle with the leadership of the 600-member Orthodox congregation, has formed a new congregation with a group of his supporters that meets for Sabbath services at the Dorot Building at 171 W. 85th St.
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen |
When a six-car train pulls out of Penn Station at 5:30 on Sunday morning, it won’t be full of the sleepy commuters who usually occupy Amtrak’s seats. Instead it will bear the banner “Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice Express,” and be filled with Jews, Protestants and even a few Catholics traveling together to Washington for the March for Women’s Lives.