Israel

When the Author of Israeli Anthem Lived on the Lower East Side

Posted October 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

“Hatikvah” is the famous Hebrew poem from which Israel’s national anthem derives. The 125-year-old hymn has a very direct connection to turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. Its author lived and died here.

Rally for Israel

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Yesterday morning, despite sub-freezing temperatures, thousands gathered outside the Israeli consulate on 42nd Street to show their solidarity for the Jewish state. Numerous state politicians and dignitaries – Governor David Paterson, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Senator Chuck Schumer, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver – stopped by to recite powerful speeches, which echoed through the streets. The crowd […]