Israel: In the Eye of the Middle East's Political Storm

N Y C Living Costs Climb July 2016

Though most New Yorkers have yet to feel the effects of the much anticipated economic recovery, life in the Big Apple has already become a lot more expensive than it was just a year ago. Rent in New York City has increased by 5 percent in the last year as an average one-bedroom apartment in Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Holocaust Rescue Records Online July 2016

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in New York has released a huge collection of documents and photographs from the World War II era documenting the agency’s work rescuing and providing relief during and after the Holocaust. Titled “Our Shared Legacy” and freely available online at, the collection includes over 500,000 names and Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Street Cleaning Only Once A Week? July 2016

A new measure would give residents the chance to reduce the number of times a week cars need to be moved for street cleaning. Alternate-side parking rules exist in 54 of the city’s 59 districts and are seen by many as nothing more than an inconvenient revenue stream for the city because of the dismally Read More »

By Dave Gordon

A Minute Less For Your Quarter July 2016

New Yorkers will soon be paying more for a place to put their car. Mayor Bloomberg’s latest budget includes a proposal to increase rates at parking meters, along with an expansion of the red light camera program. Parking rates below 86th street in Manhattan would rise from $2.50 to $3.00 an hour, meaning that a Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Rebounding July 2016

Throughout Rambam's writings on medicine and health, is the unmistakable emphasis on physical exercise. Rambam was so resolute about the necessity of physical activity that he wrote, “Exercise repels the damage done by most of man’s bad habits.” It could be inferred from his teachings that he afforded even greater importance to exercise than to Read More »

By Rabbi Moshe Rafael Seror
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