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Congress celebrates ‘Jerusalem 50’

Twenty members of Congress professed firm support for Israel last week, addressing a “Jerusalem 50” luncheon in the Capitol that was organized by Martin Oliner, president of Religious …

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‘I stand in awe of the accomplishments of the Jewish people, and I make this promise: My administration will always stand with Israel.’

Here’s what President Trump said on Tuesday, May 23, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. I’d like to begin my remarks today by sending the thoughts and prayers of the entire American …

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Tehilla’s love letter on her ‘Jerusalem-ness’

I missed being born in Jerusalem by one year. We moved there when I was a year old. My birthplace is Boston. But I always felt I was “of Jerusalem” or, as one would be known in Israel, a …

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Recapturing kotel led to a spiritual renewal

It was the morning of June 7, 1967, the third day of the Six-Day War. After a long night of battle on the streets of Jerusalem, an eerie quiet enveloped the ancient city. With fresh orders to take …


Manchester Jews readied for an attack for years

Britain’s bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen’s synagogue. Yet one day after the deadly bombing in Manchester, he told …

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6 things you may not know about 6-Day War

The three paratroopers casting eyes upward at the Western Wall. The troops reveling in the waters of the Suez Canal. The sweeping views of a Galilee no longer vulnerable to shelling from atop the …


Memorial Day healing: U.S. veterans in Israel

About 20 veterans commit suicide across the U.S. each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support …


Philadelphia’s Rav Kamenetsky visits Darchei

On Sunday morning, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky shlita, the venerable Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia and a member of Agudath Israel of America’s Council of Torah Sages, davened …


Golfers raise funds for HAFTR

HAFTR hosted its 10th annual Golf Spring Classic & Spa Day on May 15, honoring the memory of Jacob Greenberg. Greenberg, a former HAFTR student, was a vibrant young boy who truly represented a …


3 valedictorians walk at Touro’s Sunday commencement

The Tourco College system named three Valedictorians who will walk at commencement exercises set for Sunday, May 26. Simcha Bordon, Valedictorian of the School for Men at Lander College of Arts …

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Young Jerry’s in town: Would Macy’s tell Gimbels?

This past Sunday was a beautiful spring day from Jerry’s perspective. It was sunny and cool and precipitated Jerry’s reflecting back on how he spent spring days when he was very young and …

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Who counseled Jared and Ivanka on Shabbos? Rabbis won’t say

Which Orthodox rabbi gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat? We don’t know who it was, but we know who it wasn’t. It wasn’t Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the first …

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Long Islanders unfurl the blue and white in Jerusalem

Minister of Education Naftali Bennet celebrated Monday night at Jerusalem’s Leonardo Plaza with Dr. Joe Frager of Jamaica Estates (left), Dr. Paul and Drora Brody of Great Neck and their …

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50 facts for 50th anniversary of reunification

On the occasion of Jerusalem’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel’s capital: Reunification 1. Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is …


Shulamith links math and games for family fun

Learning math at the Shulamith School for Girls in Cedarhurst is never dull.Once a week, Sara Wolf visits each classroom to teach a new game highlighting one of the math skills the students are …


Shoah essay winners at HANC

HANC’s ninth and tenth graders gathered in the auditorium for a special presentation by Alan and Judy Eisenman, parents of three HANC graduates. The Eisenmans sponsored tuition scholarships for …


CAHAL and Darchei Torah get creative together

Kids have been inventing things for hundreds of years. Did you know that the popsicle, ear muffs and the trampoline were all invented by children? More than a few kids have become rich off their …

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Firsthand from June 1967: ‘I have a feeling war will start tomorrow’

Five days before the Six-Day War broke out in June 1967, the American reporter Abraham Rabinovich arrived in Jerusalem. When the war ended, he decided to remain and write an account of Israel’s …

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‘Intersectionality' craze demonizes Jews

In the Venn diagram of intersectionality, one group doesn’t intersect the others. “Intersectionality” is the left-wing word of the day. Academically, it means various …

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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 …

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Yiddishkeit lives in book for dementia patients

The book is large and fits comfortably on a lap. The color photographs nearly fill each page. Each image depicts real people doing everyday Jewish things — a young girl eating matzah ball soup; …