Shalom TV, which fancies itself as a Jewish PBS, will be available for no extra charge to Cablevision customers in the Greater New York Tri-State Area beginning Dec. 4.
The 24/7 channel will be found on Channel 138.
Shalom TV, which premiered in 2006, is a public service of Jewish Education in Media, a non-profit organization founded in 1979. It features daily news programs from Israel and here, kids' programming, exclusive telecasts from the 92nd Street Y, films and live coverage of Friday night Shabbat and holiday services. It began a 24/7 format in March.
Maybe some Orthodox Jews are feeling “triumphalist” these days, with their high birthrates, high degrees of Jewish literacy and low assimilation rates, but to read the papers lately is to see Orthodoxy as a Palooka getting pummeled in a Pier 6 brawl. Between Chelsea Clinton’s intermarriage and the shelved conversion bill in Israel, the Orthodox are certainly getting the worst of it.