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Matis Wolfberg is one of those people you’ve probably met, but don’t want to admit how you know him. As an experienced criminal and traffic violation attorneys in the tri-state area, he’s the address for knocking down a fine or getting a criminal charge reduced to a moving violation — his chassidic garb notwithstanding. And he probably knows you, too. “I always say a person either was my client, is my client, or will be my client.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu called him a hero. The Palestinian propaganda machine is furious. And Dr. Yehuda David, who’s spent the last decade fighting the big lie that became the icon of the Second Intifada, finally got his day in the limelight, after debunking one of the most powerful modern libels against the Jewish State
Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshivas Mir, who didn’t allow Parkinson’s disease to slow his plans for his own personal growth or the development the Mir Yeshivah, would often tell people, “There’s no such thing as ‘I can’t.’” From anyone else, it may have been lip service. Coming from him, it was pure truth. While the following excerpts of ArtScroll’s upcoming biography of Rav Nosson Tzvi can’t paint the true picture of the gadol we lost, they are an inspiration and wake-up call to everyone.
American presidents have made outreach to the Jewish community a priority ever since George Washington’s postinaugural visit to Rhode Island’s historic Touro Synagogue. So why did it take almost 200 years for a president to officially name a Jewish outreach director? We started with Jarrod Bernstein, director of Jewish outreach for the Obama administration, who invited us to the White House to share his thoughts and concerns.