The Israeli assassination of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander in the Gaza Strip removed what Israeli officials have called a “ticking time bomb” from the Gazan arena — a …


Pro-Israel leaders react to massive rocket fire

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations condemned the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, following Israel’s assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior leader Baha Abu al-Ata in …

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You may be surprised to learn that fish and chips, though wildly popular in England for what seems like an eternity, actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition …


Kristallnacht still with us in 2019

Germany marked the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” last weekend. The nationwide Nazi pogrom against that country’s Jewish community took place on Nov. 9-10, …


Jewish photographer recorded the lives of Vindman and twin

Carol Kitman remembers meeting Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman nearly 40 years ago in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The brothers were about 4-1/2 years old …


Ukrainian Jewish president delivers pride and fear

Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter. In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million citizens each …


Hawks of HAFTR fly to California

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 26 HAFTR HS student athletes boarded a plane Los Angeles to participate in the fifth annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament hosted by Shalhevet HS. The HAFTR Hawks boys …


Hundreds of grandparents join kids at YOSS

More than 600 grandparents joined their grandsons in a day of learning at Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett on Sundat. The menhael, Rabbi Avraham Robinson, said the event symbolized the continuity of …


Alarm sounded at Berlin Kristallnacht memorial

It’s been 81 years since Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”), when Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized thousands of Jewish homes, schools and businesses, and killed nearly 100 …

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NachamaComfort helps in coping with infant loss

Reva and Danny Judas were away from home when their newborn son died suddenly after living only 12 hours. No one knew what do. “I was in shock, devastated. My father is a Rabbi, but this was …


Civilizational clash between faith and politics in the west

In the never-ending uproar over President Donald Trump, his administration’s recent move to lift a ban on traditional Christian adoption agencies went relatively unremarked. Under President …


Vindman’s shameful vilification by fellow Jews

On Jan. 13, 1898, the French novelist Emile Zola published an open letter titled “J’Accuse!” in which he called out the anti-Semitism of the French government and France’s …

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Meet the rabbi who davened in Saddam Hussein’s palace

Near the start of the Iraq War in 2003, David Goldstrom found himself leading a Yom Kippur service for about 50 soldiers in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces …


Brandeis hosts wounded soldiers

On Tuesday, wounded IDF soldiers visited the the Brandeis School on behalf of El Ami, a nonprofit organization that financially supports those injured during combat in Israel and strives to enhance …


Girls on the rise at SKA

SKA’s new program, Girls RISE (Reach with Independent learning, Scholars, and Enriching Experiences), had its kickoff dinner on Tuesday evening, Nov. 5. This …


Scandinavian yellow stars

Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust were placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden on the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom. …


A JC plea

The United Kingdom’s major Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle, published a front-page editorial to non-Jews expressing Jewish concerns about Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn possibly becoming …

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New Yorker breaks subway etiquette over Jew-hating rapper

One of the fun features of the New York City subway system is that when you use cash to buy a train ticket from a vending machine your change is returned in coins. Golden dollar coins. These …

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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 …