Keyword: Barry Dov Katz
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Sometimes it feels like a Hallmark holiday, but Mother’s Day remains a really meaningful event for many — especially moms. It’s a day when moms are appreciated for sacrifices they made, and the overall hard work it takes to raise children. more
How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month. more
Four temples were targeted in a series of vandalism attacks spanning from Thursday to Sunday. Police say someone threw rocks through windows at the Riverdale Jewish Center on Independence Avenue, Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale on West 246th Street, Young Israel of Riverdale on Henry Hudson Parkway East, and the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale on West 250th Street. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to quickly figure out how long-planned life events like weddings could work in a time of forced social distancing. Many simply postponed these events indefinitely, but not everything can be pushed back. more
About this time last year, there were a few moments when Rabbi Barry Dov Katz almost started to worry. But not even a deadly virus can cancel Passover, the Jewish observance of God’s final plague against the Egyptians where the first-born in any home not marked with lamb’s blood on its doorway would die, forcing the pharaoh to finally release the Israelites from bondage. more
So many words have been written and spoken about Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer since all four feet, seven inches of her first walked onto the public stage in 1980. She’s lived just south of us in Washington Heights since well before she was known outside her circle of friends. And many of her family — including a daughter and grandchildren — call Riverdale home. more
Martin Spett promised his father he would never discuss the Holocaust. It’s a promise that led off Spett’s 2002 book “Reflections of the Soul,” and the same promise Rabbi Barry Dov Katz shared to begin his eulogy of Martin Spett, a locally renowned Holocaust survivor who died Oct. 20 at 90. more
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