JEWISH AFFECTION

JEWISH AFFECTION October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour Twenty four thousand of the leading Torah scholars of the Jewish people, perished during a 33-day period – not by the sword – but by an illness decreed from Hashem. According to a mishna in masechet Yevamot, these disciples of the venerated Rabbi Akiva, died in the weeks following Pesah, Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

SEDER TAWHID 5770 October 2016

By: Pnina Souid Braving near gale-force winds and torrential rain scores of faithful men, women and children attended the annual Seder Tawhid at Ahaba Ve Ahva on mossa’ei Shabbat, 28 Adar, March 13. With authentic music and beautifully appointed tables, the effort put into this year’s rendition of the time-honored tradition was clearly immense. On Read More »

By Pnina Souid

MAGEN DAVID YESHIVA PLAYS AT M S G FOR CANCER PATIENTS October 2016

By: Ralph Cohen The biggest community sports news in March was undoubtedly the Magen David Yeshiva (MDY) Varsity team’s debut at Madison Square Garden. In a benefit organized by the Tamar Fund International to raise money for cancer patients, MDY squared off against the highly acclaimed Israeli Gymnasa Reali High School basketball squad from the Read More »

By Ralph Cohen

N Y P D TERRORISM AND SAFETY BRIEFING October 2016

In an unprecedented event coordinated byJoe Dweck,Community Liaison to the NYPD, commanders from the three police precincts which server the Brooklyn Sephardic community, as well as a high ranking member of the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Unit and a representative of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, came together to advise community leaders on security matters. The gathering Read More »

FROM ITALY TO JERUSALEM October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay Marking the reburial of Hacham Haim Yosef David Azoulay, z.s.l. (1724 – 1806) – The Hida Hacham Haim Yosef David Azoulay, z.s.l,was born in Jerusalem on Friday night, 11 Sivan, 5484/1724. His father, Hacham Raphael Yizhak Zerachiah Azoulay, was an outstanding talmid hacham and son of the great Hacham Avraham Azoulay, author Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

PARENTS PARTNERING WITH PETAGOGUES October 2016

By: Mrs. Miriam Zukerman In the Picky Parent Guide, authors Bryan C. Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel submit that: “Deciding what your child needs and what matters most are key steps in choosing a school with the best fit for your child.” Schools have evolved into much more than a place for children to learn Read More »

By Mrs. Miriam Zukerman

HIGHER EDUCATION – ANWERING TO A HIGHER AUTHORITY October 2016

By: Kelly Jemal Massry In today’s tight job market, higher level education may be more valuable than ever before. Because resources are scarce, executives want to hire only the best – and that means those with the strongest resumes.  For those hopeful high school graduates driven to succeed in the business world, college can be Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

BA’AL HAKELIM – MASTER OF THE VESSELS, HACHAM SHEMUEL LANIADO Z.S.L October 2016

By: David Silverberg A scion of one of the most distinguished rabbinic dynasties produced by Spanish Jewry, Hacham Shemuel Laniado began a new legacy for his family in the Middle East. The upheavals that shook the Sephardic Jewish world in the aftermath of the 1492 expulsion from Spain led to Hacham Shemuel’s ascent to the Read More »

By David Silverberg

GREENFIELD WINS! October 2016

By and overwhelming margin, David Greenfield won the Special Election for Brooklyn City Council on March 23rd. “We won every single neighborhood in the district,” a victorious Greenfield said after the election. The executive director of the Sephardic Community Federation, and Director of Teach NYS, won by a huge 18 point advantage. The victory sent Read More »

IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT…YOU DEFINITELY NEED IT October 2016

By: Jacques Doueck D D S Still in the prime of his life, Joe died suddenly, leaving Jane with a $2500/month mortgage, tuition bills and countless other debts and expenses... But the biggest problem was that Joe didn't have any life insurance. He was busy paying off his mortgage and thought that since he was Read More »

By Jacques Doueck D D S
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