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Welcome To Mechitza Street

Bnei-Brak introduces a sex-segregated street—men and women must walk on opposite sides—a rule which applies everyone, residents tourists etc. Ironically, this is more understandable to me than the high school principal who told students to cross to the other side…

Nazis Killed Their Own Before Killing Us

Reporting on the current exhibit, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes, While many people know about the Holocaust, “generally they don’t know much, if anything, about this euthanasia program…

On Saving “Lost” Orthodox Youth

Today’s piece in the Times on American youth and their peculiar relationship habits (namely, the use of internet/cellphones/etc to facilitate “hook ups” as opposed to develop “real” relationships), brings to mind the sorry state of at-risk youth in the Jewish…

Political Circles in NYC

One of the most important needs of the Jewish community is open spaces for discussion and dialogue about Judaism, Zionism and Israel. Such spaces were created in the last year, some by campus-based activists and others by ‘leftist’ peace activists.…

World’s Largest Cheesecake

In honor of the Holiday of Shavuot, of which it is customary to eat Dairy and lots of Jewish Cheescake, bakers In the Israeli port city of Haifa, believe they have created the largest cheescake in the world, measuring measuring…