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In response to a growing controversy about a graduation date scheduling conflict that would have prevented Orthodox Jewish students from attending, it appears that New York City’s iconic Baruch College has rectified the matter and put it to rest.
Weeks ago, Baruch College announced that their annual spring commencement ceremony would take place on Friday evening, May 27th at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Because the time was set for 5:00 pm, this placed Orthodox Jewish students in a dilemma as they are required to cease all work prior to the start of the weekly Sabbath that falls out right before sundown.
Many Orthodox Jewish students and parents registered complaints about the unfortunate timing of the graduation as well as key
When it comes to visiting Israel, it’s never a good time to go and it’s always a good time to go. For 400 Jewish mothers from the US, Canada, Russia and Israel, the week of October 19 was the perfect time to go.
That’s when the JWRP (Jewish Women’s Renaissance Program) trip participants, including myself, met up in Israel for eight days of a Jewish journey which included touring, lectures, socializing, eating and a much-needed chance for introspection of our own Jewish and family
The Metrojet Airbus A321 that crashed in the desert in Egypt’s Sinai region on Saturday morning killing all 224 people on board, may have been targeted by IS terrorists, according to British government officials. The plane which took off from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg with mostly Russian passengers suddenly plummeted from a high altitude approximately 23 minutes subsequent to departing.
Sinai Province, a local militant movement affiliated with the
Having spent 20 years behind bars in a Peruvian jail for actively supporting a ruthless terror organization that was responsible for the murders of over 1000 people, American citizen, Lori Berenson returned to her native New York on Thursday, a free woman.
Berenson, now 46, was found guilty by a Peruvian court for her involvement with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA). According to published reports, between 1980 and 2000, the group killed perceived political opponents and in
Gabriel Sassoon, the bereaved father who tragically lost seven of his young children in a fire in March, announced Sunday morning, June 28 that his wife has finally returned home from hospital. After three months in the hospital she was released on Friday, June 26, and is recovering at her mother-in-law’s home in Brooklyn. "On Friday my wife returned home, and she was glad to be home," he stated, on the Kol B'Rama radio station. "She will continue treatments at home, she still has to go