Saturday, February 16, 2019

Features

The Contributions of Jews in Medicine

Reviewing “Jews in Medicine: Contributions to Health and Healing Through the Ages,” by Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD. Urim Publications. 2019. Hardcover. 464 pages. English.  ISBN-13: 978-9655243000. 

Yonkers City Council Honors Betty Migdol, Holocaust Survivor

The Yonkers City Council marked Holocaust International Remembrance Day by honoring Holocaust survivor Betty Migdol, a Yonkers resident since 1970. Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader and the Yonkers City Council members honored Betty with proclamations and a standing ovation, as

JNF Celebrates ‘Special in Uniform’

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has expanded its dream and mission of re-establishing a Jewish homeland in Israel exponentially since its founding in 1901. From the pennies dropped into its iconic JNF Blue Boxes, there has emerged a vast network of projects and programs which

Artist David Schwittek Offers a Peek ‘Through the Lens of Age’

For many people, age is nothing but a number. Award-winning designer, artist and filmmaker David Schwittek’s inspiring portrait photographs will be on exhibition at Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y through February 28, with the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Westchester/Riverdale Welcomes i-Shine

Amid lots of excitement and community support, the Chai Lifeline i-Shine program will be introduced in Westchester/Riverdale at its host location, Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York, on Wednesday, February 20, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Joining the i-Shine

WDS Offers Novel Approach to Day School Affordability

A groundbreaking and clearly welcome approach to day school affordability was announced this week by WDS President Aaron Lauchheimer, Board Chairman Jack Bodner and Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, head of school. Titled the “Income-Based Tuition Cap Program,” the plan presents a welcome,

The Profound Secrets of Aggadah

Reviewing: “The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings,” by Jeffrey Rubenstein. 2018. The Jewish Publication Society. Paperback. English. 328 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0827613089.

“Those who taught the TaNaKH

‘The Invisibles’ Is Testament to Creativity, Determination and Mazal 

In 1940, it is estimated that, despite Nazi laws forbidding it, about 7,000 Jews remained underground in Berlin. Concealed in attics, basements and warehouses, and protected by courageous non-Jewish Berliners, these Jews, often hiding in plain sight, were well aware that, if detected by

Dis Is a New Party

Haters are going to hate, but sometimes you just need to shake it off. There is no question that Israel is under siege by critics who hate the Jewish state without cause. We have seen within the past year two professors at the University of Michigan withhold recommendations to

Hungry Hungry Hippo

I’m in middle of a diet. I’m always in middle of a diet. And as is the tradition when someone is in the middle of a diet, I’m going to talk about it.

After all these years of trying to lose weight by not really eating less,

Former Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Now Plans Charedi, Secular Future Cooperation

Who better to work towards future solutions for Israel’s charedim than a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem and mayor of Beitar Illit?

All of this comes in the form of one person and one

The Jewish American Landscape

The dramatic changes in patterns of Jewish affiliation in America over the past decade have been well documented. As chronicled in the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” (2013) and elsewhere, connectedness with organized

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