Jewish Empathy

Flight Delays, Continued Chaos July 2016

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General suggests that scheduling rules at New York area airports continue to schedule too many planes when weather is the worst, despite attempts to reduce chaos, disrupting air travel across the country. The 2008 restrictions from the Federal Aviation Administration at John Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Bloomberg Takes Lead On Electric Taxis July 2016

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently vowed to promote the use of electric taxis as a way to combat climate change. He spoke with delegates at the C40 conference in Hong Kong as he took leadership of the coalition. C40, founded in 2005, is a coalition of 40 cities, and accounts for about 1 Read More »

By Dave Gordon

World Trade Center One Milestone July 2016

The first stainless steel and sparkling glass panels that will cover the bottom 20 stories of the Freedom Tower have now begun to appear, and are drawing admiration from onlookers. Meanwhile, the steel structure for the new World Trade Center building has reached over 48 floors. Workers are working steadily, adding about one floor of Read More »

By Cm Staff

Bus Lane Camera Tickets Debut July 2016

It costs $2.25 to take the bus – but if you are caught driving your car in a bus lane, it could cost you up to $150. The MTA has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to speed up bus service by improving bus lane markings and signage, using on-the-spot ticketing, and Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Ancient Jewish Medicine: The Importance Of Being Regular July 2016

In the Rambam's book “Regimen of Health” (chapter 3, paragraph 1), he advises the Emir of Damascus, al-Afdal, the first born of Saladin, that the foundation for health, as acknowledged by all physicians, is soft bowel movements. Constipation causes harmful internal poisoning gas that will reach the heart and brain, damage some of the body’s Read More »

By Rabbi Moshe Raphael
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