We’re going home!

Not only didn’t the recent troubles along Israel’s borders stop any of the 232 North Americans who planned to make aliyah on Tuesday’s Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, but …


Why Putin loves Israel: It’s his drive to make Russia great again

While American politicians and pundits fumed at President Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki, Israel emerged a winner. As reported in The Jewish Star last week, Trump said that he and …


A blast from Russia’s past: Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ in NY

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s new production of “Fiddler on the Roof” enacts a familiar story in an unfamiliar language. The actors sing about joy and hardship, and …


Kids at Hillel meet some Mets

Mets Brandon Nimmo and Robert Gsellman visited Hillel Day Camp in Lawrence on Friday. Isaac Radzik, 11, may be wearing Eagles and Knicks gear, but he couldn’t wait to get Nimmo’s …


LA may prosecute anti-Israel disruptors at UCLA

It began as yet another frustrating example of a university refusing to take action. After aggressive disruption at a Students Supporting Israel panel discussion at the University of California-Los …


Entire Kotel is ‘danger zone’: archaeologist

After a large stone fell from the Western Wall on Monday, an Israeli archaeologist declared the holy site’s entire plaza a “danger zone.” Other stones “could immediately …


Ocasio-Cortez and libeling of Israel

At only 28 years old and with nothing but an upset primary win in a New York City congressional district on her résumé, being anointed the “future of the Democratic Party” was quite a burden to …

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Sacha Baron Cohen plays Israeli caricature

Sacha Baron Cohen is back, debuting “Who is America?” on Sunday night on Showtime. In one of four segments on opening night, the British Jewish comic — disguising himself in …


Hadassah helps save lives of Syrian children

Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and the Baruch Padeh Poriya Hospital in Tiberias recently launched a unique collaboration through the IDF’s “Good Neighbor” program to save the …


Downtown Far Rockaway set to get 681 apartments

Decrepit downtown Far Rockaway is set for a facelift by 2021, as 681 units of housing — ranging from low-income through “affordable” — rise on two pivotal sites in “Far …


Bashing Israel is now in fashion at Teen Vogue

Once a must-read for young fashonistas, Teen Vogue in 2016 expanded its coverage, shifting the magazine more aggressively into “covering politics, feminism, identity and activism” through …

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Israel salutes America: 70 who counted in 70

Hubert Humphrey’s nickname was “The Happy Warrior.” The vice president, presidential candidate and longtime Minnesota senator was given the moniker by other politicians …


Building continues in Negev’s south

Amid the billowing smoke across the nearby Gaza border, deep in Israel’s Negev, the new community of Shlomit laid a cornerstone for their future community center. The new structure will serve …


Silence not golden in fight on substance abuse

Several hundred Five Towners came together on Monday night to mobilize against a plague of drug and alcohol abuse that’s touching a growing number of local families. “We’re in …

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Film about frum female ambulance corps opens

Like many heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male Hatzalah volunteer ambulance corps. Hatzalah (spelled Hatzolah in Borough Park) caters to …

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