His Jewish ancestors were leaders in an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic group in Poland. After his family was swept up in the tumult of World War II, they crossed multiple borders and boundaries in a desperate quest for freedom. He finally found true liberty in an unexpected way after landing in Brooklyn, N.Y.
"By the time my grandfather was 13, he had the first five books of Moses memorized in Hebrew," says Arnold Fruchtenbaum, the venerable founder of Ariel Ministries, an organization devoted to discipleship and biblical training for all believers. "By the time he was 18, he had the rest of the Old Testament memorized."
Arnold's grandfather had such clout in their community that he issued the final edict in the 'great tomato debate,' ruling that consumption of tomatoes was kosher for their community in Poland. more >>
A major anti-pornography organization, along with many others, is currently observing a week of awareness meant to educate the public about the dangers of pornography.
White Ribbon Against Pornography Week (WRAP), which began Sunday and will go through Nov. 3, is a nationwide event organized by Morality in Media and cosponsored by hundreds of groups.
"The White Ribbon Against Pornography is intended to educate the public about the extent of the pornography problem and about what can legally be done to fight back against the flood tide of obscenity," reads an entry on WRAP's website. more >>
Christian doctors with Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse are travelling again this year to South Sudan, where they will perform over 80 cleft lip and palate surgeries on children and adults that are often ostracized by society and accused of having demonic spirits.
"Awareness is key to us as Christians to realize the plight of the world around us. Christ called us to be aware of those who are suffering and those who are dealing with these things. Supporting an organization that is willing or has the capability to make a difference in these things is as good as being there doing it yourself," said Dr. Tom Boeve, an otolaryngologist from Wisconsin, in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Friday.
Dr. Boeve is travelling with a team of other Christian doctors to South Sudan's capital, Juba, in November to perform surgery on approximately 80 people in a mission organized by World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Franklin Graham's international relief organization Samaritan's Purse. more >>
Actor and reality star Stephen Baldwin stars in the new film 'I'm in Love With A Church Girl," which opened in theaters across the country this past weekend.
The youngest of the Baldwin brothers plays the role of FBI agent Jason McDaniels in the film. It also stars hip-hop heavyweight Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins as Miles Montego, a reformed drug dealer who falls for church girl Vanessa Leon, played by former 3LW and Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon.
The film opened in over 500 theaters last Friday and is Baldwin's first theatrically released film in 10 years. more >>
New York City photographer Donato DiCamillo is on a mission to bring awareness for NYC's homeless population. In the city that never sleeps, there are indeed an extraordinary number of impoverished who in fact "sleep" on the streets.
DiCamillo hopes his "Faceless Project" will give a face to a real problem, and inspire people to get out there and do what they can to help.
"As a street photographer I began photographing images of our city's afflicted and homeless, now, realizing how many there actually are I became much more motivated to document them. I am creating a collection of photographs and video clips in hopes to shed some light and educate people on why and how these people wind up living the way they do. more >>
A historic Florida megachurch first planted in the 1950s is experiencing major decline in its attendance numbers and the first negative impact came from a moral indiscretion by a lead pastor no longer there, a spokesperson for the church said.
However, there are multiple reasons for the sharp decline in worship attendance, which threatens the congregation's ability to afford to use their current worship building, Dr. Bob Rhoden, Orlando-area Calvary Assembly's interim pastor, told The Christian Post. more >>