opinion

Please, Mr. President, don’t repeat Obama’s failed ‘peace process’

Past American administrations invested so heavily in fruitless attempts to facilitate Arab-Israel negotiations that American envoys came to be known as “peace processors” — that …

poland

Shoah clash cools Israel-Poland ties

It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Monday with four Central European …

poland

Polish diplomats used passports to rescue Jews

Growing up, Heidi Fishman knew that she was alive thanks to her grandfather’s Paraguayan passport. A Jewish author from Vermont, she was told as a little girl that Heinz …

far east

Korea’s first mikvah features Asian aesthetics

Binah Messinger was faced with a unique challenge when her husband, Capt. Joseph Messinger, a US Army chaplain, was stationed in South Korea. With no mikvah on the Korean peninsula, observing the …

entertainment

Israel’s pick for Eurovision: Kobi Marimi

Kobi Marimi, who mixes pop and opera, will represent Israel at Eurovision. Marimi won the Israeli reality show “Kochav Habah” with performances of Bon Jovi …

europe

In Brussels, once vibrant shuls are dying or sold

Growing up, Joel Rubinfeld went with his parents to their downtown shul. The sermons were OK, he said, but the real clincher was the full-size ping-pong table at the Sephardic …

bds

‘Killing fields’ of social media’ are blamed for rising anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM — Social media are spreading anti-Semitism, Jewish Agency chief Isaac Herzog told American Jewish leaders meeting here, and are “a hotbed of the lunatics of the …

opinion

How Palestinians made Labor Zionism irrelevant

Elections in Israel are less than two months away, and so far the campaign has been dominated by two main stories. One is speculation about whether Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit …

latin america

As Venezuela collapses, Jews watch and wait

The economic and political unrest in Venezuela has left the country’s Jewish community in a “wait and see” mode, as residents hope for an end to the political crisis that will …

far east

Korea’s first mikvah features Asian aesthetics

Binah Messinger was faced with a unique challenge when her husband, Capt. Joseph Messinger, a US Army chaplain, was stationed in South Korea. With no mikvah on the Korean peninsula, observing the …

schools

HAFTR goes pink to support Sharsheret

HAFTR middle and high school students joined Sharsheret last Wednesday for the school’s annual Pink Day to support breast cancer awareness and raise money for this important organization. In …

kosher kitchen

Hadassah ladies saved the Bundt. Let’s eat cake!

The history of Jews and cake is a long one. Jews made sweet pastries as far back as is traceable. Coffee cakes, sponge cakes for Pesach, tarts and tortes have been part of the Jewish menu for …

hate

Detroit imam: Jews crucified, massed gold, ran brothels in Europe

Michigan-based Shi’ite Imam Bassem Al-Sheraa says in a lecture uploaded to the YouTube channel of the Al-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit that the Jews …

buzz

‘Agricultural terror’ KOs Israeli beekeepers

Vandalism and theft continue to plague Israeli farmers. Two weeks ago, beekeeper Yinon Arkin discovered that 20 of his hives had been destroyed three months before the honey was collected. The damage …

opinion

Terror victim recalled, thanks to killers’ friends

Like most victims of Palestinian Arab terrorism, Avraham Bromberg would have been completely forgotten — if not for the persistence of the murderers’ many admirers and financial …

five towns

Scouts meet firefighters, Hatzalah team in Woodmere

Cub Scout Pack 1818, the only shomer Shabbos and kosher Cub Scout pack in the Long Island area, chartered by the Marion and Aaron Gural JCC, had the opportunity to hear from their community’s …

food

Persian-inspired stuffed peppers make cozy meal

I love finding the commonalities among different global cuisines, and it seems that every culture has its own version of stuffed vegetables. Each tradition has variations of spices and stuffings, but …

schools

Meet and greet new principals at Shulamith

Incoming Shulamith High School Principal Mrs. Sara Munk and incoming Assistant Principal Mrs. Danyel Goldberg spoke with current Shulamith students, faculty, parents, and prospective …

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