The Institute of Noahide Code, a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the United Nations, hosted an event at 777 UN Plaza on Monday called “One People, One World.” The organization was conceived as an opportunity to unite the world by re-affirming the belief in the One G-d as the Creator of all human beings and the belief that we are all created in the Divine Image. The event, led by Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen, gathered people hailing from six different countries (Belgium, Canada, China, Israel, Moldova and the United States) and from all walks of life: rabbis, diplomats, students, business people, journalists and former soldiers. All attended with a commitment to securing world peace according to the Seven Laws of Noah.
This year, the Jews of Kishinev, capital of Moldova, observed the various laws and customs of Yom Kippur easily.
Prior to Yom Kippur, they came to the Jewish Center next to the large Chabad shul in the city to observe the ancient custom of kapparot, using white chickens. These were later slaughtered by shliach and shochet Rabbi Yaakov Shatz.
TEL AVIV—A prominent Israeli religious activist was shot and wounded in Jerusalem on Wednesday by gunmen on a motorcycle, in an escalation of months of violence in the city.
American-born Yehuda Glick was taken to Shaare Tzedek hospital in serious condition after being shot at close range. Police said they erected road blocks around the city to try to catch the gunmen.
After a bitter and prolonged struggle, in an election race replete with political intrigue, legal drama and machinations of every stripe, Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Arye Stern were elected to be the Sephardi and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.