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May 23, 2019, 8:56 PM
Struggles of Being an Ex-Muslim Jewish Convert
Being an ex-Muslim Jewish convert is hard. There are always Jews questioning if you are really Jewish and what your intentions are. And the Islamophobia that I have received from some Jews has been unbelievable. It seems like when...
Mar 20, 2019, 9:21 AM
Crown Heights Jewish Women Should Be Able To Vote In CH Jewish Elections-But They Aren’t
In Chabad Crown Heights, the Jewish community is holding elections and women aren’t allowed to vote. Elections are being held in June in Chabad Crown Heights for the Vaad Hakohol and the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council for the first...
Apr 10, 2017, 5:51 AM
That Magic Word “Halakha”
Let me say this about that magic word "halakha"... One thing I have found about Halakha is that many people aren't in agreement on it. Different views on what is Halakha I am ok with. But many people aren't. Cause...
Apr 2, 2017, 12:26 AM
Oh No,They Didn’t!- Gombo’s Heimishe Bakery Worker Makes YouTube Video Mocking African-American Non-Jewish Customer
Goy jokes aren’t funny… What was a worker at Gombo’s Heimishe Bakery thinking when he made a YouTube video making fun of his African-American non-Jewish customers? I Couldn't Stop LAUGHING! The JEM Chanukah SEQUEL! video The problem of Jews looking down on non-Jews is an...
Mar 14, 2017, 6:26 AM
How to Be a Good Shabbos Meal Guest
Not everyone knows how to be a good Shabbos meal guest. A Shabbos meal is unlike most social situations. During the week when we partake in a meal perhaps we are also on our cell phones. We might have the...
Mar 2, 2017, 5:39 PM
Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Linda Sarsour and Rasmea Yousef Odeh
Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American, has gotten national fame as one of the organizers of the Woman’s March back on January 21, 2017. She again gathered the national spotlight when Muslim activist Tarek El-Messidi and herself started a fundraiser to...
Mar 2, 2017, 6:07 AM
Jewish Converts Talk about Their Conversions, Judaism, and Other Converts
What was or is the hardest part of converting? "The hardest part of converting for me was trying to find a way to engage with my family whilst upending my life." -- Moshe, convert. He has made aliyah (immigration) to...
Andrea Karshan was a Staff Reporter and Social Media Manager for Kings County Politics. She also has been a Staff Writer for The Banner, the official newspaper of the College of Staten Island.