all posts from Breaking News

November 13, 2018Thedreidel

Over the last three days, over 300 rockets have been fired at Israel, one killing a Palestinian living in Israel. Israel is under attack. Here are the bullet points: ■ Some 370 rockets launched from Gaza ■ Bus hit,...

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Bar Gunman Was ‘Out of Control’ in High School, Coach says

November 12, 2018Thedreidel

We all know someone in high school how is 'different'. Often they are the recipient of bullying and are shunned by other students. Should you friend them? Should you avoid them? Sometimes the decision is best left up to ...

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UC Davis Investigating ‘Reprehensible’ anti-Semitic Posters Found on Campus

November 9, 2018Thedreidel

UC Davis police are investigating anti-Semitic posters and fliers posted near the school’s student union Monday morning, authorities said. Chancellor Gary May said in a statement that the fliers, which violated posting po...

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Matisyahu : The Salvation of Embracing Judaism

November 7, 2018Thedreidel

Matthew Miller is a musician and artist whose cultural pride, as well as his Hebrew name - Matisyahu, became his signature and our obsession.  We thought that finally, here is an iconic entertainer who we could identify wit...

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Six Ways Teenagers Can Get Involved In Politics

November 5, 2018Thedreidel

When you’re too young to vote, it’s easy to feel like the world of politics is closed off to you. During this past U.S. election, I was in the same boat that thousands of teenagers across the country were in as well; I w...

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Rabbi David Baron’s Message On Pittsburgh Massacre

November 1, 2018Thedreidel

As Rabbi to a congregation that includes many young people in middle and high schools, I wanted to reach out to you especially in order to make sure that my words are understood. What happened in Pittsburgh is horrible. ...

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Why Purim Is The Jewish Halloween

October 31, 2018Thedreidel

This past Halloween, a non-Jewish acquaintance at the gym asked me what my children would be dressing up as when they went trick-or-treating. As Orthodox Jews, I explained to her, we don’t celebrate Halloween. We celebrate...

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The Tree Of Life Shootings: What Needs to be Done

October 28, 2018Thedreidel

It's now the day after the deadliest take-down of Jews in the United States, in recent history. Domestic terrorism is no longer restricted to Israel and other nations. It is here, it is real, and it is something that we al...

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Roman Reigns: Here’s How You Stand Up to Leukemia

October 25, 2018Thedreidel

Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler / sports entertainer who made a startling announcement. For 12 years this young man, husband and father has secretly been dealing with leukemia. As this disease will sometimes do, in...

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Figuring Out How Much A Bar-Mitzvah Gift Should Be

October 23, 2018Thedreidel

I've been to some great Bar-Mitzvahs. When I was Bar-Mitzvah'd, my parents rented out a Chinese restaurant in Van Nuys, California. It was called Phil Ahn's Moongate, on Van Nuys Blvd. Because I was thrown out of Hebrew Sc...

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