Pesach in New York is a unique American experience. It is a time when Jewish families can be seen throughout the city, sampling its numerous cultural and natural attractions. Walk through Central Park during Chol HaMoed and it seems that every other person is a frum Jew, just remember to pack some lunch as most kosher eateries will be closed for the duration of the holiday. Closer to home, there are plenty of places to explore. In no particular order, I give you a brief guide to our hometown borough:
The entire political, legal, and law enforcement establishment of Queens stood in mourning on Tuesday to give their final farewell to District Attorney Richard Brown as his hearse drove past the Queens County Courthouse, Borough Hall, and down Queens Boulevard to the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, where hundreds of mourners honored the borough’s longest serving prosecutor.
In his toughest re-election race, exit polls showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a couple of percentage points behind centrist rival Benny Gantz, but by the end of the evening on Tuesday, early counting returns projected the incumbent ahead. “The right-wing bloc led by Likud clearly won,” Netanyahu said to his supporters. “I thank Israeli citizens for their trust. I will begin forming a right-wing government with our natural partners already tonight.”
For many Jewish families, the preparations for Pesach begin shortly after the end of Purim. But for the Met Council, New York’s leading provider of food assistance in the Jewish community, the holiday comes to mind six months in advance. “It is a massive effort that serves thousands of homes through our local partners who know their neighborhoods,” said Met Council CEO David Greenfield. “In the past
The Chazaq organization is renowned for its inspirational lectures and for its outreach to the unaffiliated offering life-changing after-school programs for public school youth and transferring hundreds of students to yeshivah.