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Day: October 3, 2012

The Canopy of Faith

Sukkot, or Tabernacles, is the most joyous of all the festivals. We call it the ‘season of our rejoicing’. And like Pesach much of the celebration lies in the preparation. For a week, we leave the security of our houses…

Perlman Shines at New York Philharmonic Opening Night

The New York Philharmonic opened its 171st season late last month at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The momentous event, held Thursday night, September 27, marked the orchestra’s 15,422nd concert, was directed and conducted by Alan Gilbert and those fortunate…

CNN Escalates its War on Israel

Ask anyone who ingests their daily news reports by tuning into the mainstream media on cable television, and they will tell you that it has evolved into a most laborious task. Through a quick flick of the remote, one can…

A Moscow Simchat Torah Heard ’Round the World

Much of the struggle for Soviet Jewry was waged by picketers, marchers, and lobbyists in the United States. But a lesser-known part of the battle was waged by individual American Jews who journeyed to the USSR itself. Forty years ago,…

Bomb Explodes in Sweden Jewish Community Center

A bomb exploded at a Jewish community center in Malmo, Sweden early Sept. 28, causing damage but no injuries. The door leading into the community center was shattered, as were several windows. Several eyewitnesses told police officers that they saw…

Anti-Islam Subway Ads Defaced by Muslim Activist

An Egyptian-born Muslim activist was arrested after being caught in the act openly defacing the recently placed subway advertisements that describe the Islamic enemies of Israel as “savage.” The incident highlighted the controversial nature of the new billboard displays, many…