Category: Lenore Davis

Israel’s Use of Targeted Killings: A Weapon of Necessity Alex Grobman, PhD The Israelis prefer “extrajudicial punishment,” “selective targeting,” or “long-range hot pursuit”—to describe their counterterrorism policy. 1 Whatever term used to describe this “counter-offensive” in which Israel employs fighter jets, helicopter gunships, tanks, car bombs, booby traps or snipers to eliminate terrorists who are…

Children’s Savings Plans

  Your child is born, and there are checks in his name with beautiful cards that come your way.  Now is the time to think about what to do with the money you child will get at his birth, for his birthdays and holidays, bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16, and gifts from Grandma and Grandpa. There…

  In 1820 Congress passed the Missouri Compromise which formalized slave states and free states and the rules of return of slaves etc.  In 1865, the 13th Amendment was passed, freeing the slaves.  45 years.  It’s been 150 years since the African Americans were freed, but we still see and hear about black rage as…

YESHIVA KETANA OF LONG ISLAND BOY HEADS TO THE WHITEHOUSE By: Suri Stern It is with great joy that I announce that Avrahmi Berkowitz, the son of Brynde and Ephraim Berkowitz, brother of Dr. Yehoshua Berkowitz, is headed to Washington as Special Assistant to President Trump, and assistant to Jared Kushner. Avrahmi is a long-time…

When Was the Last Time a Rabbi Prayed at a Presidential Inauguration? By Rachel Gordan | January 15, 2013  Last week, President Obama’s inaugural committee caused quite a stir after it announced who would be praying during the president’s second inauguration. Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, would give the…

Hidden, Lost and Forgotten Assets

  How many readers have made list of assets and liabilities that they have given to the executor of their will.  Only 30% of Americans have a will, and I venture to guess that many fewer have made this list for the executor.  More than ever, you risk losing your assets after your death for…

  When I light Shabbos candles each week, I bring the extra soul of Shabbos into my heart and home.  But there is a prayer attached to lighting candles that asks G-d to bless all our close ones, family and friends.  You send messages of light and soul out to others and ask that they…