Category: Lenore Davis

  Summer makes me nostalgic.  I guess there are fond memories attached to school days, but it’s the summer, when I was free to be me, that brings on the nostalgia. I remember 30 years ago, commuting to Manhattan, pre-Gamara car and smartphones.  There were the men in the multi-seaters facing each other, spreading out…

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…