Category: People

Remembrance: Jack Rudin

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On December 4th, the world lost one of its finest when Jack Rudin left this earth. Jack was brilliant, generous, and shared his kind heart freely. Besides being one of New York’s most influential business and civic leaders, Jack was…

Comedian Robert Klein Inducted into the Inaugural Bronx Jewish HOF Class

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By Howard Goldin for nysportsday.com Bronx, NY—During the first week of June, a ceremony was held at the Bronx Museum on 165th Street and the Grand Concourse in which the Inaugural Class of the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame was honored. The…

KulturfestNYC

KulturfestNYC is the first-ever international festival of Jewish performing arts, celebrating the global impact of Jewish culture. Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at MJH, now celebrating its centennial season, in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York and Capital One Bank, the weeklong festivities will…

Cal Abrams

On November 20, 1980, Eli Wohlgelernter interviewed Cal Abrams and his wife, May. Now housed in the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, the record of this interview goes beyond statistics, to which British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli…

Balancing Pulpit & Public Service

Prominent New York Judicial Officer and Government Attorney Receives Rabbinical Ordination, Balances Pulpit & Public Service Longtime government attorney David Evan Markus is accustomed to competing demands in New York’s judicial and legislative branches of government.  After six years of…

Story of Reb Zalman’s B’nai Or Tallit

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Interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom Over the years, I have met many Jews who bought a B’nai Or tallis simply because it is beautiful, without realizing that there is a ‘legend in the making” behind this…