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Traditional shmurah matzah was still a rarity in post-WWII New York
First in a two-part series on the dramatic growth in the use of handmade shmurah matzah in the last 60 years.
There’s nothing more pleasant on a cold New York winter’s day than the smell of freshly baking matzah wafting up the street. Outside the Lubavitch Matzah Bakery’s metal doors in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, sits the world as it is, cold and blustery; inside it is Passover. They have been baking handmade shmurah matzah since at least October, churning out the flaming discs to meet demand, which has grown dramatically in the last 60 years. In 2017, more than 1 million pounds of the traditional round variety will be produced in the United States
Bukharian Jewish Leaders Meet, Lay Groundwork for new North American rabbinate
An historic gathering took place on Sunday (9 Shevat/February 5) at Yeshiva Ohel Simcha in Kew Gardens Hills, wherein some of the New York Bukharian community's leading rabbis and askanim met to discuss the future of their community, not just in Queens, but throughout North America.
The meeting opened with divrei Torah and words of encouragement (in Hebrew—all of the day's proceedings were conducted in the Holy
Bond in unity and stand up as proud Jews
As anti-Semitic incidents rise at an alarming rate, I am listening carefully to the message of Purim.
The Jewish people were frightened, faced with threat of annihilation. Haman’s hatred hung over the nation like a dark cloud. King Achashverosh told Haman “to do with as you see fit.” Letters were sent with permission to “destroy, to slay, and to exterminate all the Jews, from young to old, children and women…”
In such dire circumstances who could keep
Over 150 Rabbonim, family and friends joined the Rabbinical Alliance of America - Igud HaRabbonim at "The Bridge" on Flatbush Avenue on Sunday, February 26th (Rosh Chodesh Adar) to observe the first yahrzeit seudah of the longtime Director and Menahel of the Igud, HaGaon HaRav Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT” L. At the Yahrzeit Observance, the Igud commemorated the life and legacy of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT” L by launching of a new historical initiative of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, C.A.S.P
A growing wing of American Jewry associated with the political Far Left hosted an event, which was intended to be a symposium for the Jewish left to hear views, and exchange ideas. It was also meant to be a pep rally of sorts but it soon turned out to be a shocker for all in attendance. The historic congregation, “Lost Identity,” on Manhattan’s Upper West Bank was filled to capacity, with overflow crowds outside, as representatives of the many groups advocating Israel’s territorial retreat