By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz
Tens of thousands of gutte Yidden flooded the streets of Lower Manhattan on Sunday to daven on behalf of Eretz Yisroel’s lomdei Torah. They were peaceful and respectful. There were no speeches, no signs, nothing any haters could mockingly point to.
But that didn’t stop them. The same gang who are always ready to pounce on our community responded to the rally in force.
Sunday night, The Jewish Press sent out a Twitter breaking news alert. The headline read: “50 Thousand Haredim March So Only Other Jews Die in War.”
Some things are expected and others are outrageous and beyond the pale. There may be room for debate, even though our position is correct. In a democracy, people can disagree. But to call 50,000 frum, peaceful people murderers because they gathered to daven is abhorrent.
By Debbie Maimon | Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A decision due this month in Germany by the Limbach Commission on a Holocaust restitution case may be a game changer in the highly charged debate over Nazi looted art that continues to make world headlines.
The case is about who owns the “Guelph treasure” (also known as the Welfenschatz), a world-famous collection of some 40 gold, silver and jewel-studded artifacts valued at a quarter of a billion dollars today. Some pieces in the collection date back to medieval times.
By S. Gottlieb | Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In his youth, the Tchebiner Rov was a successful merchant. He would distribute large sums of tzedaka, especially on Purim. Later on he lost his fortune and accepted a Rabbonus in order to eke out a meager living.
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