Jewish Voices, Jewish Lives

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

UNWRONG

A few weeks ago, as it was raining, I went to a neighbor’s small minyan in their home on Shabbat. I was delighted to see that among those attending was Hillel Neuer. I’d been on conference panels with Hillel in the past, and we’d done some work with University students. We’d exchange…

Rockland Businesses Supporting Israel

Gio's Bar & Grill

Gio’s Bar & Grill, in New City is hosting a fundraising event on February 4, 3 to 7 pm, to benefit Israel. Gilberto Gonzalez, a co-owner of Gio’s said, “I believe Israel needs help and we want to help. We are happy that Sherri Caivano asked us to have the event her…

Court of Injustice - With a Side of Nuance

Like many of you, I watched intently this morning as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague announced its decisions on a preliminary injunction in South Africa’s heinous ‘Genocide’ case against Israel. I was struck by several things that happened and one that did not.

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Rockland Businesses Supporting Israel

A number of Rockland businesses stepped forward after October 7 to show, often publicly, their support of the people of Israel. From displaying Israeli flags to posting signs of Israelis taken hostage, or raising funds for Israel, they did so knowing they could face a backlash. These busines…

Celebration Time?

Yesterday, little redheaded Kfir Bibas turned 1 year old. 3 months of his life (a life we hope and pray has not been cut short) will have been spent in Hamas’ terror cages. This little one has been celebrated across the world, from the stages of Davos, to the streets of New York and Tel Av…