Rains Unearth Rare Bar Kochba-era Coin Hailing ‘Freedom of Israel’
An Israeli tour guide stumbled across a rare 1,900-year-old coin from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt unearthed by recent rains, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said Monday. Tour guide Maayan Shalom was walking near the Givat Gad nature reserve on a training hike, when she spotted a green object sticking out of the ground.
New York Synagogue’s Windows Smashed on Shabbat
A Friday night attack on a Chabad synagogue in Brooklyn, New York’s Bushwick neighborhood has left the local Jewish community shocked and saddened. The synagogue’s rabbi, his wife, children and other members of the community were “seated around the table, enjoying each other’s company and the peace and joy of the Shabbat, when our front window was shattered and destroyed.”
Kosher Boots on the Ground: The Rabbi Serving in an Elite U.S. Army Unit
Rabbi Michael (Michoel) Harari, 37, has served for about two years as chaplain of an elite army combat battalion. At present he lives with his wife and their six children at the Joint Base Lewis-McCord, outside Tacoma, Washington.
Orthodox Couple Creates Dating App for Jewish Singles Using A.I.
Orthodox millennial couple Yossi and Shira Teichman created Forj as the Jewish dating app for serious daters. As the first dating app fully powered by A.I., Forj is described by the Teichmans as the technological equivalent of the world’s best-personalized matchmaking service — without the expenses, awkwardness or inconveniences associated with hiring a human matchmaker.
The Spielbergs (Yes, Those Spielbergs) Reopen The Milky Way, Mom’s Legendary Kosher Restaurant
This week, the Milky Way finally reopened with a renovated dining room, a new kitchen and a menu that reflects Adler’s vibrant spirit. The Spielberg children hope that memories of their mother will continue to nourish the community.
Why Is This Luxury Developer Building ‘Kosher’ Condos On The Upper West Side?
The brand-new luxury Upper West Side high-rise, The Chamberlain, is different than the others. The kitchens are all outfitted with Sub-Zero appliances that have a Sabbath mode, one cabinet may be removed and replaced with a second dishwasher so that dairy and meat dishes won’t mix and the laundry closet has room for a second washer and dryer — a necessity for large families and a luxury on this crowded island.