St. Francis History Prof Examines 17th Century British/Dutch Dispute St. Francis College history Professor Eric Platt goes back to the 1600s to examine a major dispute on religion and political power in his new book, “Britain and the Bestandstwisten: The Causes, Course and Consequences of British Involvement in the Dutch Religious and Political Disputes of the Read More →

Remsen St. became a block party on Thursday night as members of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Avraham spilled out onto the street to dance with Torah scrolls. They were celebrating Simchat Torah (or Joy of Torah). Simchat Torah marks the cyclical tradition of reciting the closing verses of Deuteronomy, which is the Read More →