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Yom Hashoah Thoughts on the E Train

04/28/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Earlier this week, for reasons having nothing at all to do with the upcoming observance of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)  this coming Sunday night and Monday, I found myself on the E train here in New York City.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Closeup Pictures, From A Distance

Comfort and detachment in the photos of Yael Ben-Zion at the 92nd Street Y.
04/27/2011 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In a series of photographs currently being exhibited at the Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y, Yael Ben-Zion, a New York-based photographer evokes life in modern-day Israel. Born in Minneapolis and raised in Arad in southern Israel, Ben-Zion moved to the States to pursue advanced law studies at Yale only to pick up a camera and fall in love with photography while working on her law degree.

Yael Ben-Zion's "Milk."

Rabbi Gets Fresh (Breath)

04/11/2011 - 20:00

Forget being blessed by a rabbi. A new Altoids-style kosher mint does it one better — it features the likeness of a rabbi on its tin.

Rabbi Mints, which are certified kosher by the Kof-K, bear the image of Rabbi Adam Mintz, of Congregation Rayim Ahuvim, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper West Side.

Richard Kirshenbaum, left, and David Mitchell, right, have studied with Rabbi Adam Mintz for more than 15 years

Rabbinical Students No Longer TAP-ped Out

State to grant $18 million in tuition aid in tough fiscal year; report alleges political deal.
04/04/2011 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Years of lobbying by Agudath Israel of America appear to have borne fruit now that the state budget includes allocations to help struggling undergraduate rabbinical students pay tuition.

Agudath Israel says Dean Skelos, who controls the state Senate with a slim Republican majority, was an “avid champion” of funds

Putting A Face On Triangle Victims

03/07/2011 - 19:00

It happened a century ago, but the terrible memories remain seared into our collective consciousness. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on the Lower East Side, in which 146 Jewish and Italian garment workers died, was a defining event in the history of immigrant life — and death — in New York.

Gusta Johnson and Amanda Yachechak in scene from Barbara Kahn’s “Birds on Fire.”

The Jewish Week's Grand Wine Tasting at City Winery

Taste the finest Kosher Wines from around the world!
MARCH 27, 2011 FROM 2:00- 5:00 PM

Just $35/person in advance or $40 at the door

Order yours now. Kosher Food Provided

A Steve Reich Reader

This week I wrote about the minimalist composer Steve Reich, whose groundbreaking Jewish chorale piece "Tehillim" (1981) is being performed by the teenage new music ensemble Face the Music next Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge. (They'll perform "Tehillim" at other locations over the next few months as well.)

Holocaust Day Programs Snowed Out in N.Y.

01/26/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Heavy snow in New York caused the postponement of a special U.N. General Assembly meeting commemorating International Holocaust Day.

The United Nations building was shut down due to the bad weather. Other Holocaust commemoration events planned for Thursday in New York also were postponed, according to reports.

The General Assembly in 2005 designated Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an annual day to honor the victims of the Nazi era.

History Center In The Black

West 16th Street facility is paid off, thanks to $30 million campaign.
01/24/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For a museum dedicated to digitizing and preserving history, The Center for Jewish History is now better positioned to face its future.

The gifts received to retire the debt of the Center for Jewish History, above, were the three largest the center has ever receiv

NYPD Checks Out Letter Bomb

01/18/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Six floors of a building in New York City housing an Israeli bank were evacuated because of a letter bomb scare.

First responders gave the all clear Wednesday once it became clear that the letter addressed to an employee of Bank Hapoalim was harmless, CNN said.

The letter was sent to the Bank Hapoalim branch at Sixth Avenue and 46th Street in midtown Manhattan, CNN reported Wednesday. Bank Hapoalim is on the 11th floor. The Israeli news service Arutz Sheva reported that floors nine through 14 were evacuated.

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