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Parents Of Slain Teens: ‘We Want Unity, Not Uniformity’

Rafaeli Fraenkel and Ofir Shaer come to New York to promote new prize for Jewish unity.

Jewish Week Correspondent

Discussing the concept of Jewish unity, the idea behind a new prize in memory of her son and two others murdered in Israel last June, Racheli Fraenkel acknowledged that the term sounds like a cliché at times.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, left, with Racheli Fraenkel, center, and Ofir Shaer. Courtesy of UJA-Federation

Following Bachman’s Path

CBE’s new rabbi to continue social action focus at one of Park Slope’s largest shuls.


One of the top agenda items these days for Rachel Timoner, associate rabbi at the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, is trying to get a train built along the I-405 freeway stretching from the North San Fernando Valley to the city’s international airport.

Rabbi Rachel Timoner

YU, Montefiore Merger Back On

Agreement saves Yeshiva University from massive cuts.

Staff Writer

The on-again, off-again merger between the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Health System is back on according to a joint statement released by the two schools.

Einstein students gather at a rally last week in support of the Montefiore/Einstein merger.  Julie Nadel

Getting Out The Israeli-Arab Vote

Arab mayors, in visit here, say economic, civil rights issues are pushing Arab voters to the polls.

Staff Writer

A get-out-the-vote campaign by Israeli Arab mayors, combined with the creation of a united slate for Arab parties is likely to increase Israeli-Arab turnout by up to 10 percent and elect one of the Knesset’s largest electoral blocs, according to political observers.

Arab mayors from Israel met at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. Courtesy of Givat Haviva Educational Foundation

Try A Moses That Melts In Your Mouth

These chocolates are a truly religious experience.

Blueprint Editor

We always suspected eating chocolate to be a religious experience. Now it is just official.

On right, via; Wikimedia

First Kosher Sausage Cart Hits NYC

The Jewish links, if you will.

Staff Writer

In the mood for a kosher sausage? Today's your day. 

Kosher sausage cart hits NYC. Via

Driver In Metro-North Crash Was Jewish Mother Of 3 From Scarsdale, N.Y.


Ellen Schaeffer Brody, a Jewish mother of three from Scarsdale, was identified as the driver of the SUV that caused a deadly Metro-North train accident in suburban New York.

Yeshiva University, Montefiore Merge Back On

Will YU finally be relieved of its financial woes?

Staff Writer

The on-again, off-again merger between the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Health System is back on, according to statements released yesterday.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Wikipedia Commons

Lower Insider

A walking tour of the fast-disappearing Lower East Side with its unlikeliest chronicler.

Special to The Jewish Week

To civic boosters, it’s the rejuvenated haven, once slum, known as the Lower East Side. To Clayton Patterson, on a bitter winter day, it’s a frigid burial ground.

Clayton Patterson with Nikki Russ Federman in Russ and Daughters, the iconic Lower East Side appetizing shop.
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