With the wildfires tamed, Israelis seek answers

As the wildfires that raged across this country for nearly a week were subdued Sunday, Israelis surveyed the devastation in search of answers. The fires, which continued to flare …

‘Midnite’ shoppers crowd Cedarhurst

An estimated 4,000 shoppers poured onto the commercial streets of Cedarhurst on motzei Shabbos, creating a festive atmosphere as they celebrated the American tradition of “Black Friday” …

Chabad parties in Brooklyn and reaches South Dakota

The annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries drew 5,600 rabbis and guests from 90 countries to Brooklyn last weekend.

'Fantastic Beasts' is an allegory of anti-Semitism and fear

The first spin-off from the Harry Potter film series, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is a thrilling and at times darkly sinister adventure. The movie, which launched a new …

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Fidel Castro was an evil despotic murderer

Some in the media and or liberals in the U.S. government are treating the death of Fidel Castro as a loss for the world, describing him as a revolutionary, a …

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Cedarhurst resident returns to site of sniper hit

One year after he was rushed by medics to Shaare Zedek Hospital after being shot in the leg outside Mearas Hamachpela, a Cedarhurst resident returned with his entire family to Chevron to recite a …


UJA gathers vols in Syosset for Thanksgiving

Dozens of child and parent volunteers assembled and delivered Thanksgiving baskets for needy families, homebound seniors and veterans at a UJA-Federation of New York event in Syosset that was …


Aish comes to Rambam

Rabbi Max Anteby, senior international lecturer for Aish Hatorah, was welcomed to Rambam Mesivta to discuss “Torah and the Origins of the Universe.” The Program was arranged by Rambam …


'Hugs & Knishes' cheers Jewish food & tradition

A new film airing this weekend explores the rich history of Jewish food and its cultural impact on the community. “Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and …


In Madagascar, world’s newest community of Jews plants its roots

Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewish …


History will never absolve Castro, says Alan Gross

Alan Gross, who was imprisoned on espionage charges for five years in Cuba while trying to assist its Jewish community, said following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro …

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Sephardic Temple dinner offers a really ‘blind date’

The Jerusalem Institute for the Blind (JIB) will host a “Blind Date Dinner” at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst as part of a series of sensory-awareness experiences developed by JIB to …

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More food after Thanksgiving? Think healthy!

Being it’s after Thanksgiving as I write this article, and after a huge delicious Shabbat lunch at the Rothenbergs and an amazing night of non-stop eating on Sunday night at the Berg-Coplin …


At open house, Shalhevet offers an opportunity

At its open house on Nov. 6, Midreshet Shalhevet High School asks prospective students: Would you like your high school learning to …

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Yes, it’s Central Park

This column started as View From Jerusalem. After I moved to the Upper West Side, it was switched to View From Central Park, a geographic marker of the move, from Jerusalem to New York. When I …


Turkey’s Erdogan: the insult and the fury

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was at his repellent best when he was interviewed by Israeli television journalist Ilana Dayan last week. Although the interview was pegged to the …

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