A Teacher’s Memory Inspires Donation of 40,000 Children’s Books & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

American Dream: Meadowlands Megamall Nears Finish Line
Though the Munchies food hall (a partnership with the popular food website) was still mostly a shell, it too will be big: 38,000 square feet, with 18 yet-to-be-named vendors. If you have the wherewithal, you won’t go hungry at American Dream, which promises Coca-Cola-branded and kosher food courts, an H-Mart Asian market, some 20 full-service restaurants, local and global cuisines

Death of 32-Year-Old Mom of 5 and Teacher Leads to 40K Books Being Donated to Kids in Need
A mother from New York who died a year ago has inspired thousands of books to be given to children around the world in her honor. Hindi Krinsky, an English teacher at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School in Lawrence, died at age 32 of complications from Crohn’s disease in August 2018.

Adam Neumann Has Lost a Fortune But Found Religion
The WeWork founder’s mother Dr. Aviva Neumann has told 103FM that her son has become a member of the Chabad Orthodox Jewish religious movement. “This is a happy end, because Adam is happy with his wife and five children. He has been a religiously observant Jew for three years.”

Belgian Parade Mired in Anti-Semitism Prints Jewish Caricatures for Participants
Organizers of a parade in Belgium that earlier this year provoked international uproar over an anti-Semitic float, have published 150 caricatures mocking Jews ahead of the 2020 event. The caricatures, some featuring Orthodox Jews with red, hooked noses and golden teeth, were printed on ribbons intended for participants in the annual event, which was added in 2010 to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

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