analysis

Trump and Netanyahu: What exactly are friends for?

One state! Flexibility! Two states! Hold back on settlements! Stop Iran! When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — What a press conference! But wait. In the …

washington

Netanyahu calls for regional approach to making peace during appearance with Trump

Meeting with President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a “regional approach” to making peace with the Palestinians and other Arab countries in the …

schools

Senate chief upbeat during Agudath event at Darchei in Far Rockaway

Leaders of Agudath Israel, board members of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, representatives of local yeshivas, and community activists from Far Rockaway and the Five Towns met with state Senate Majority …

refugees

Masbia chief under fire for support of immigrants

Alexander Rapaport, a Boro Park Hasid, says his experience being the victim of anti-Semitism forces him to call out hatred against others. So Rapaport, who runs the Masbia kosher soup …

shoah

Why I’m teaching my kids that anti-Semitism is not the ‘new normal’

Last week, I found myself taking 45 middle schoolers on a four-hour bus ride to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. While they were certainly struck as they walked through the …

opinion

Understanding the outposts in Judea and Samaria

To hear the news media tell it, Israel’s Knesset has approved extreme right-wing legislation that will steal Palestinian land by legalizing illegal outposts and thereby demolish the last hopes …

refugees

Don’t compare Jews in ‘30s with today’s refugees

This article was written by a Jewish Star reader from Far Rockaway in response to last week’s column, “Shoah redux: Same flawed rationale.” Last week’s article was part of a …

from the heart of jerusalem

Accepting faith that’s beyond reason

There is a story told by Rav Ephraim Oshry, one of the last rabbis of the Kovno Ghetto, in his monumental work of Holocaust responsum, Mima’amakim. When the Nazis arrived in the small …

analysis

NFL flap upends Israel’s PR game plan

Almost 30 years ago, the late theater impresario Joe Papp got into hot water when he canceled a scheduled production of a pro-Palestinian play at his flagship Manhattan theater, the Public. Rumors …

schools

HANC students at ‘first Jews’ exhibit in NYC

Students in Laura Eisner’s AP US History Class at HANC High School, along with Librarian Laura Schutzman, enjoyed a trip to the New York Historical Society on Feb. 7, visiting an ehibit on the …

schools

Shulamith Torah champs

The Shulamith Torah Bowl team continued its winning ways last week. Team members are learning more parshiyot to be ready for the upcoming playoffs and, hopefully, the championship soon after.

aliyah

Aliyah focus of 2 events

If aliyah’s on your bucket list, Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday, Feb. 27, should be circled on your calendar. On Sunday, Nefesh B’Nefesh will host a free Israel Mega Event in Manhattan. …

viewpoint

Cautious words from Maimonides, about Trump

If anyone can be said to have discovered the formula for a world without evil, that accolade belongs to the great medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. "For through cognition …

refugees

Shameful HIAS should return to its roots

Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an …

who's in the kitchen

Jerry’s week in Israel, with graddaughter Lia Rose

I am getting my article in later than usual this week (and it’s usually pretty late!). You see, my husband Jerry was visiting Israel, to see his marred son, married daughter and six …

shoah

Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin

Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. …

Israeli tech can ID smartphone bandits

BEER-SHEVA —Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a technique that identifies a smartphone thief or intruder in less than 14 seconds. “While most people …

schools

NYIT STEM Initiative visits the HAFTR Middle School

HAFTR’s Middle School welcomed New York Institute of Technology’s STEM Initiative at an event sponsored by the Jewish Education Project. NYIT brought its mobile STEM unit to work on …

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Star readers reap $500 at Seasons, dinners, shows

Readers of The Jewish Star were generous in their feedback, and the newspaper of Long Island’s Orthodox communities returned the favor. Twelve people who participated …