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Trump trusts Putin to protect Israel

President Donald Trump suggested after his summit on Monday with Vladimir Putin that he envisions a U.S.-Russian-Israel troika in support of the Jewish state’s interests in Syria. Trump …


Know-nothing Ocasio-Cortez rips ‘occupation’

Left-wing Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upped her anti-Israel rhetoric last week, decrying “the occupation of Palestine” by Israel. After inserting this reference …


Cheesed and fun mix at Avnet day camp

Chessed and fun fill each day at HALB’s Avnet Country Day School. At left, campers participated in a special car wash to benefit Tomchei Shabbos Yad Yeshaya of the Five Towns. In center, …

politics to go

Exodus 1947: When Brits hit Shoah’s victims

Seventy-one years ago, this week, on July 17, 1947, a rickety old steamship named the President Warfield was renamed Exodus 1947. It was closely trailed by three British navy ships, but that …

part 8 in a series

Israel salutes America: 70 who counted in 70

On the occasion of the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary, the Israeli embassy in Washington, in partnership with the Jewish News Syndicate, celebrates 70 of the greatest American contributors to …


One-Pot Paprika Chicken with Orzo and Olives

This one-pot paprika chicken is a take on my mom’s memorable paprika chicken recipe. I have very fond memories of cleaning the whole bird and then rubbing it down with loads of paprika for …


In Finland, Jews bridged East and West

Monday’s summit in Finland between Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin recast the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in decades: that of a political bridge …


What happened to anti-Semitism-fighting ADL?

When Jonathan Greenblatt replaced Abe Foxman as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, the shift from a career Jewish professional to a veteran Democratic …

guns for kids

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 …


Carnival wraps up the year at SKA

The end of year program of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls was a blast, as the school’s expansive grounds filled with inflatables, rides, and Rita’s ices. Horseback riding was …

angel for shabbat

Who to blame for Tisha B’Av

Why were our Temples in ancient Jerusalem destroyed? Jewish tradition offers answers. The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians, because of the sins of the people of Israel. The …

view from Central Park

Tehilla, back home, sends ‘View from Jerusalem’

JERUSALEM — Hello from Jerusalem! I am thrilled to take up the original dateline of my column, a continuation of my father’s View From Jerusalem from the 1970s and 1980s. The last time …

kosher kitchen

Grilled fruit for summer, chock full of flavor

Fruit has always been part of a healthy Jewish diet, and all those mentioned in Genesis and beyond are still around today. Thanks to interstate and international commerce, we can get fruits from …


In Sweden, a Jihadist, Neo-Nazi squeeze

MALMO, Sweden — When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish community of Umeå in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shockwaves far beyond the small congregation she had spent decades …

health mind and body

Israeli immunotherapy offers a cancer hope

There’s a war raging in Israel, with life and death consequences worldwide. There are no tanks or tunnels. The enemy is not Iran or Hamas. This war is waged in science labs, on the battlefield …


An Israeli Tech guru at Touro

Israeli tech guru Hillel Fuld told the 37th commencement of the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies that “the core of business is passion and giving.” Diplomas were conferred on …


Irish Senate’s ‘boycott Israel’ debate

Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalize commercial relations with Jewish communities …


Ruach’s the word

Campers kicked off the season at the Ruach Day Camp with a July 4th week red, white and blue carnival. They enjoyed inflatable slides, bounce houses and games, and plenty of delicious cotton …

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