fbpx

Rabbi Shot in Kotel Terror Attack Survives by Wearing Tefillin

46-year-old father of eight Rabbi Zeev Katzenelnbogen was finishing davening the morning prayers Sunday morning when a terrorist opened fire at the Kotel. Still wearing his tallis and tefillin, Katzenelnbogen “got a really strong pain in the arm right at the spot of the tefillin,” he said. He realized that he was in the middle […]

Continue reading

What Are Shmittah and Yovel?

Dear Jew in the City- What are shmittah and yovel? Thank you, Shira Dear Shira- Thanks for your question, which I assume was inspired by the fact that this year (Hebrew year 5782) is a shmittah year. Shmittah is a rest for the land of Israel once every seven years, just as Shabbos is a […]

Continue reading

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s New York Yom Tov

Due to his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spent part of the Sukkos holiday in New York City. He was happy to pray at the legendary Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, also known as KJ. The 149-year-old Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper East Side is a favorite […]

Continue reading

Orthodox Jewish Debut Author Wins Multiple Awards For His Work

Cleveland-born physician Ira Mosen recently made aliyah with his family and is proud to serve patients from any background, but it is his new job as an acclaimed debut author with a breakout novel about Israel that truly breaks down barriers. His book, First Among Nations, puts an ultra-Orthodox Jew, a secular Jew and an […]

Continue reading

Israel’s Prime Minister Spends Impromptu Shabbos in D.C.

A surprise extended stay in Washington DC due to President Biden attending to the crisis in Afghanistan led to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s team scrambling to make accommodations for his Shabbos observance in the U.S. Capital. He, along with the large contingent of security, staff and journalists with whom he was traveling, made impromptu plans […]

Continue reading

IT'S FINE
We’ll Schlep To You

Get JITC
In Your
Inbox Weekly