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With the coming observance of Yom Kippur, the recently published “Behind The Music,” by the esteemed Jewish musicologist, Velvel Pasternak of Cedarhurst, affords us the opportunity to … more
This year, two days before Rosh Hashona, it will be my dear dad’s 15th yahrzeit. Hard to believe it has been that long already. My dad was a member of the Young Israel-Beth El of Boro Park … more
On Yom Kippur, when we fast to atone for our sins, we think about things that are far more important than food. Fasting is hard for most people and for many it is extremely difficult. They get … more
For Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political opponents, his government’s woes aren’t just an opportunity to score political points at his expense. They also provide … more
Should American Jewish leaders speak to the rulers of a petrostate that finances Hamas terrorists to blow up their fellow Jews in Israel? U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (left) meets with … more
Stories first published last week by the giant right-wing site Pajamas Media in the United States and Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) in Israel claimed that U.S. National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. … more
The revelation that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to omit the words “freedom,” “democracy,” and “empowerment of women” from a speech she gave in … more
This probably won’t be true for the next generation, and perhaps it’s only the case for New Yorkers or many of us who called New York home for a good chunk of our lives, but remembering … more
More than what he was saying, it was his face that caught my attention. Flicking on the television absent-mindedly as I was getting dressed for a wedding, I came across the middle of a program with a … more
There is a tale of Rosh Hashana in the book of Nechemiah. It was in the initial years of the Return from the exile of 70 years following the destruction of the first Temple. The crowd that … more
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