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As a general rule, injecting emotion into policy debates is a mistake. Cold, rational logic remains the best path to understanding an issue, and anything that undermines that process is usually bound … more
Babka is an Eastern European yeasted cake with deep Jewish roots and also great American popularity. One of babka’s most notorious moments was in an episode of “Seinfeld”:  … more
In a rare move, three major voices of Orthodox Judaism in America have expressed common cause with more liberal Jewish organizations on a hot-button issue in the United States: the separation of … more
All hands were on deck at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the school’s Lawrence campus to announce a $150,000 state grant to improve security at … more
The state Senate last week unanimously passed a bill to have the state Education Department tudy — and how — school districts teach their students about the Holocaust. As the legislature … more
Students in Yeshiva South Shore’s Mechina Division were visited by two Holocaust survivors, Jack Nayberg and Dora Siegelman. Rabbi Yoni Escovitz, a seventh grade rebbi at YOSS and rav of … more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — In 2015, a jihadist gunned down a Jewish guard outside the city’s main synagogue, where Hannah Bentow was having her bat mitzvah party. Bentow and dozens of … more
An overflow crowd came out to support Yachad last week as NY Yachad held its first gala, at Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence. Three Yachad stalwarts were honored: •Adira Katlowitz, … more
Members of the Suffolk County Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, met recently with Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to advocate for Hadassah’s positions on … more
One hundred Orthodox rabbis and communal leaders from across the country converged on Washington for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s 22nd annual Leadership Mission. During the day-long … more
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