Ukraine's Last Shtetl Preps Pesach & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Ukraine’s Last Shtetl Preps Pesach & Other Orthodox Jews in the News



Fleishik’s Raises the Question — Is a Deli a Deli If it Doesn’t Serve Rye Bread?

Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskey opened this week in LA to utter madness, with lines of people eager for kosher sandwiches forming out the door. It’s so crazy that the owners are actually reducing the hours of operation until April, hoping that gives them enough time to adjust to the Beatlemania-like reaction to crispy salami with fried pickles, rotisserie lamb, chicken schnitzel and pastrami with onion rings, popular choices among the sandwich options that come on challah, white, wheat or gluten-free bread.

Meet The Real Rabbi Who Helped Inspire A 9/11 Broadway Play

The kind rabbi in the new Broadway musical “Come From Away” is based on an actual Chabad spiritual leader. In the musical — which opened in previews on Broadway last week — the rabbi ministers to strangers he meets when he, along with about 7,000 others on 38 planes, is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, after the Twin Towers were hit on Sept. 11, 2001.

Good Schools Aren’t the Secret to Israel’s High-Tech Boom

How did a country so small become a technology hub? By inculcating an ethos of entrepreneurship. Former minister of education Naftali Bennett explores the idea.

Rabbis Hitting South Jersey Streets with Mezuzah Campaign to Counter Threats Against Jewish Community

Rabbi Kaminker, of the Israeli Chabad Center in Voorhees, and two other rabbis began hitting the streets this month in the ambitious mezuzah campaign motivated by the recent wave of vandalism and bomb threats at Jewish community centers. “If people think they can intimidate us – we say quite the opposite, that we are proud of our Jewish identity.”

Ukraine’s Last Shtetl Gets Ready for Passover

Bershad, with a Jewish population of only 50, is a living testament to the Jewish community’s incredible story – one that has endured despite decades of communist repression, the Holocaust and the exodus of Russian-speaking Jews.
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A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.