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Rabbi Glatt at Achiezer: Before illness, get a posek

In a health care emergency, everyone needs a posek — and the time to select one is before anyone gets sick. That was a point made repeatedly by Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, during a panel on …

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Facing loved one’s illness: Get help (and Medicaid)

Several speakers at Sunday’s Achiezer Jewish Healthcare Conference & Expo agreed on this point: When dealing with a loved one’s serious illness, don’t face it alone. Get …

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Achiezer Jewish Health Conference & Expo at TWA Hotel

Achiezer drew several hundred people to its Jewish Healthcare Conference & Expo on Sunday in the new TWA Hotel at JFK. Achiezer President Boruch Ber Bender (pictured wecoming to the event his …


Citi Field to greet 2,500 at 'Torah NY'

More than 2,500 people are expected at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept. 22, but not for a baseball game. Instead, the indoor space at the home of the Mets will be transformed into a hall of Torah …

in congress

Rice meets Dayan in NY

South Shore Rep. Kathleen Rice met with Ambassador Dani Dayan, the Consul General of Israel in New York, at the Israel Consulate in Manhattan. They’re pictured in front of an Israel flag that …


A happy new year at SKA

The first day of school is always an adventure — a joyous one, it would appear, for freshmen at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls in Hewlett Bay Park.The ninth graders, who met at two …


‘First Jewish’ president’s anti-Semitic surrogate

Will Bernie Sanders be America’s first Jewish president? That’s up to Democratic primary voters and then the rest of the electorate should he receive his party’s nomination. But …


Trump’s ‘traitor’ quip tips Zeldin

WASHINGTON — Of the many Jews unsettled by President Donald Trump’s claim that voting for Democrats would demonstrate “disloyalty” to Israel and to other Jews, Lee Zeldin …


With frum Brooklyn under siege, does anyone care?

How afraid should Jews be of being a victim of a violent anti-Semitic hate crime? In the wake of the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue shootings, many American Jews remain afraid. The specter of …

bouncing back

Bipartisan Hadassah targets younger women

A decade after the Bernie Madoff debacle — one so serious that Hadassah officials refuse to even utter the Ponzi schemer’s name — the women’s Zionist organization is …


Here’s how Israeli elections work (if they work)

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Israelis will head to the polls for their second national election in just six months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau’s inability to form a majority coalition following …

first person

‘Walking Dead’ zombies attack my synagogue

A lone rabbi lights a Havdalah candle in an empty synagogue. He says the blessing over the wine, the spices, and the braided candle. Then zombies begin banging …

health mind and body

Hope from Israel on myeloma

Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma — a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the …


Zionists must embrace Hebron’s Jewish history

On Sept. 4, Israel commemorated the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Hebron massacre, during which Arab residents slaughtered their Jewish neighbors, leading to a Jewish exodus for the next half …

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Using truth to deflect NY’s anti-yeshiva push

Yeshivas unapologetically emphasize religious and ethical instruction. A small number of such schools have been accused …

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In frum Brooklyn, assaults are all too familiar

As he talks about the recent string of attacks on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, Yosef Rapaport points to a small scar above his right eye. It’s the remnant of an anti-Semitic attack he …

wine and dine

Wines send Israeli culture and identity abroad

As Israeli government ministries work to communicate the singularity and attractiveness of the country’s culture and industry to audiences abroad, they’ve put wine in the …


Upset over HBO series on slaying that followed killing of 3 Israeli boys

“I’ve been kidnapped,” a voice can be heard saying in Hebrew in the opening of a new HBO series about the lead-up to the 2014 Gaza War. It’s Gilad Shaer, a 16-year-old …

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Life and death are in the power of speech

What is the Jewish stance on cursing and curse words? Researchers have found that about 0.7 percent of a typical American’s speech is made up of swear words. …


Beyond final encore: What culture brings to Jerusalem

Established in 1961 as a classical music festival in Caesarea, the Israel Festival, now in its 58th year and which runs this year from May 30 to June 15, was “relocated” to Jerusalem in …