On Sunday, June 16, the Frisch Girls Hockey Team faced off against the eight-time defending champions, the Ma’ayanot Rapids, in front of a packed crowd at the Frisch School in Paramus. This game was to be the rubber match between the two teams as they split their regular season matchups: an impressive 3-0 victory by Ma’ayanot just two months earlier and a
Riverdale—In an historic moment for the world Orthodox Jewish community, the first-ever Manhigei Hilchatit Ruchanit Toranit, or Maharats, were ordained on June 16 in the Ramaz Upper School. Graduates Ruth Balinsky Friedman, Rachel Kohl Finegold and Abby Brown Scheier will all be taking on positions of halakhic and spiritual leadership as a
JERUSALEM—The Washington Post reports former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer (now a professor at Princeton University) and former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Moshe Arens, recently launched the Knesset Caucus for Israel-U.S. Relations. The intention is to educate members of the Knesset about America’s official policies and “attitudes” toward
Jerusalem—In addition to learning that many Israelis want the Knesset to basically ignore anything American Jews have to say about Israeli policy, the poll had other interesting results:
Almost 32 percent of Israelis don’t want American Jews to say anything about the peace process, while 33.6 percent said they should only be considered to a small extent.
Israeli Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau caused a media stir last month when, at a cabinet meeting, he quoted from former Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban’s statement that Israel’s 1967 borders are reminiscent of “Auschwitz” because of their indefensibility. But New York attorney Mark Langfan has been saying—rather, portraying—that same point for
Jerusalem -- World leaders praised and serenaded Israeli President Shimon Peres in honor of his upcoming 90th birthday. The prime-time birthday celebration marked the start of the fifth annual Israeli Presidential Conference. More than 5,000 people participated in the event, and two of every three Israeli television viewers tuned in to the ceremony which,
The Emunah Women’s Organization has petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court seeking to legitimize females in the field of kashrus mashgichim. Organization leaders tell the court there is no reason that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Kashrus Unit has not found a way to bring qualified women in to work as kashrus inspectors. Thirteen women have completed a
Englewood—Charlie Harary, a longtime friend and supporter of OHEL, made his first ever appearance in Englewood, New Jersey, to share the important work that OHEL does in the community. This was the second annual OHEL awareness Shabbos held in Engelwood.
Charlie spoke four different times over the weekend. At each session Charlie electrified
(The Prague Post)—The disused railway station at Prague-Bubny is a haunting reminder of the Holocaust. The depot, obsolete since the wartime period, was where the Germans and their collaborators rounded up the Jews and deported them to Terezin, Auschwitz and other places. The area around the station is being gentrified, and a temporary photo exhibit
Teaneck—The Teaneck Town Council has finally decided to get residents out of the mud, and approved $2.8 mil to upgrade the playing fields at Votee Park with good drainage and artifical turf. Two soccer fields, which do double duty as football fields, will get the artificial turf and a new drainage system to overcome the fields’ frequent flooding. Also
New York--Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel has appointed Rabbi Kenneth Brander as vice president for university and community life. For the past eight years Brander has served as the inaugural David Mitzner Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).
Rabbi Kenneth Brander has been appointed vice president for university and community
(Jinsa Security Digest)—A number of recent joint activities with the U.S. highlights U.S.-Israel relations. * A subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems delivered its first advanced composite component for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, marking the first composite part manufactured by a country committed to purchasing the next