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School Tax Credit Advocates Launch PAC Attacking Brooklyn Assemblywoman

Advocates of the controversial Education Investment Tax Credit have launched a political action committee called “Defeat Bichotte PAC” targeting Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte over her opposition to Gov. 610 more words

Andrew Cuomo

Israelis Celebrate Life on 5th Ave.


     The biggest parade month of the year, June, kicked off with the 49th annual Salute to Israel parade along 5th Ave. and 56th St. with much fanfare and revelry. 292 more words

2013 Parades

Something's happening here, and I'm not really clear on what it is

Yesterday I posted an article at Global Jewish Voice about Canada’s first mainstream yeshiva and rabbinical school. (You can read that here.) I’m not really sure how I feel about this institution— I don’t want to speak to soon because a) it’s still the only thing we have in Canada and b) it’s all of three days old, but there are a couple things I didn’t mention in my article that concern me about the Canadian Yeshiva. 590 more words


Yeshivah Inspections - Points of View

1.  Last week’s Hamodiah carries an indignant out-pouring about the enormities inflicted on the yeshivah world by two Government inspectors who arrived in the middle of a rosh yeshivah’s shiur and attempted to insist on verifying the students at once without waiting for the end of the shiur.  206 more words

Book Review: For the Sake of Jerusalem

I just bought a copy of the book “For the Sake of Jerusalem” by veteran guide Ahron Bier, edited by Bracha Slae. I knew I had made a good choice when I brought it up to the counter at Moriah Bookstore in the Jewish Quarter. 302 more words


Playing Hooky

This post first appeared as “10,000 Yeshiva Students Allegedly Cheat Ministry of Education” on The Shmooze blog of The Forward.

10,000 Yeshiva students have been playing hooky and bilking Israel’s Ministry of Education of NIS 4.5 million, according to a  141 more words

Israel: Jews In A State