Park Avenue Synagogue Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove has stepped up since October 7 like few others, raising millions for Israel's war and rebuilding efforts and leading the fight against antisemitism.
“We were broken to see what we saw and the difficult but natural response was to say the prayer for the dead.”
Called the Acheinu WorldWide Jewish Unity Program, the initiative is being spearheaded by Rabbi Reuven Taragin and will see Jews from 50 countries read the entire Mishna.
"We hope and pray that the vision of the Hebrew prophets shall come to pass, that 'all shall sit under their vine and fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.'"
What does it mean, for a person or a people or a species, to lose home or to come home? What exactly is lost when you lose home and what is gained when you recover it?
We’re Writing a New Chapter, Not a New Book
Diving into the similarities and differences between both of these Abrahamic religions can enable us to go beyond mere tolerance.
Opposition leader Yair Lapid also refused to condemn the incident.
Rabbi Yigal Levinstein was attacked by protesters in Tel Aviv, sparking criticism from multiple politicians, including some who compared it to Kristallnacht.
Let there be no mistake about it: this protest will be seen by Israel’s enemies — and there are plenty of them at the UN — as an attack against Israel by American Jews.