Rabbi Spero participated in the 2019 National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House. Here he is pictured discussing important matters regarding anti-Semitism with Vice President Mike Pence in the Rose Garden. Rabbi Spero also had a personal conversation with the rabbi of the Poway Synagogue, expressing heartfelt condolences to him and his congregation.

Heroine took bullet to save her rabbi’s life during synagogue shooting

Excerpted from the New York Post: By Lee Brown April 28, 2019 | The woman killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting was hailed as a hero after it emerged she was hit while saving her Brooklyn-born rabbi’s life. Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died during the Passover celebration at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego when gunman John … Continue reading Heroine took bullet to save her rabbi’s life during synagogue shooting

JTA: Brutal Attack on Two Jewish Brothers in Paris

Jewish brothers attacked and beaten in suburban Paris. Assailants saw off one brother's finger. JTA - Two Jewish brothers said they were abducted briefly and beaten by several men in suburban Paris in an incident that ended with one brother having his finger sawed off by an assailant. The brothers were hospitalized in what was … Continue reading JTA: Brutal Attack on Two Jewish Brothers in Paris

Targeting of Iraqi Christians Continues Unabated: Iraq’s Christian Population in Peril

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/20/middleeast/iraq-christianity-peril/   According to CNN, "at one time, nearly 5 million Assyrian Christians lived in Iraq as a healthy minority, but their numbers have dwindled through the decades. "Before ISIS, roughly 300,000 Christians remained in Iraq. But no one knows how many survived or how many will return home to restart their lives. Many of them, … Continue reading Targeting of Iraqi Christians Continues Unabated: Iraq’s Christian Population in Peril

Device From Israeli Start-Up Gives the Visually Impaired a Way to Read

By JOHN MARKOFF, New York Times. JERUSALEM — Liat Negrin, an Israeli who has been visually impaired since childhood, walked into a grocery store here recently, picked up a can of vegetables and easily read its label using a simple and unobtrusive camera attached to her glasses. Ms. Negrin, who has coloboma, a birth defect that … Continue reading Device From Israeli Start-Up Gives the Visually Impaired a Way to Read

OPINION — Charles Krauthammer: The Abandonment

By Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, September 13, 2012 There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn't matter, we can deter them; or (b) it does matter, we must stop them. In my view, the first position - that we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union … Continue reading OPINION — Charles Krauthammer: The Abandonment