The Syrian Jew Who Saved Israel

N Y P D Eyeing Muslim Communities July 2016

Seven Democratic state senators recently asked Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the allegation that the New York Police Department is spying on Muslim neighborhoods that have not done anything wrong, and to determine whether such measures violate the state constitution. An Associated Press investigation found that the NYPD has put communities under surveillance, built Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Pay For The Train With Your Phone July 2016

Last month, NJ Transit became the first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet, which provides a free mobile app which uses near field communication (NFC) enabled phones to buy and pay for transit tickets. Once fully implemented, customers on the country’s third-largest transit system will be able to wave their smartphone near a Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Restaurant Grades Affect Dining Choices July 2016

Most New Yorkers refuse to eat at restaurants which receive a “C” grade from the city’s health department, according to a recent survey from the Zagat restaurant guide. Only one percent of the 41,000 people interviewed said they would dine at a C-rated restaurant. One-third of those surveyed reported that they only eat at places Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Petition Against Unilateral Palestinian Statehood Garners Over 100,000 Names July 2016

Timed for the recent Palestinian movement towards a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) in the UN, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) presented a petition opposing the move bearing over 105,000 signatures, collected from Jews and non-Jews alike, which was delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Ambassadors of Permanent Missions Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Dine With Wine July 2016

The issue of wine and health has been the topic of considerable discussion and research in recent years. Wine has a long history of use as medication, being recommended as an antiseptic for treating wounds, a digestive aid, and a cure for a wide range of ailments. Rambam advised us centuries ago that wine, in Read More »

By Rabbi Moshe Rafael Seror
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