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By the Jewish Star Staff Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771 County Legislator Fran Becker will get his chance to challenge Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy in November. Becker is the … more
The Gift of Life By Michael Orbach Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771 At the cozy restored mansion in Hewlett that houses the Stella K. Abraham (SKA) High School for Girls, Jay … more
Not joyful By Malka Eisenberg Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771 Excessive drinking, especially in minors, more than dilutes the joy of Simchat Torah. It is also dangerous and … more
New twist on an old idea By Michael Orbach Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771 Can a sukkah be made entirely of glass? What about a sukkah made of interlocking pieces of wood that … more
Plucky activists ruffle feathers, but  supporters aren’t chickening out By Michael Orbach Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771Why did the chicken cross the road before Yom … more
In my view by Ilya Welfeld Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771By the time I was 16 he had given me life, stolen my identity and moved to an island in the West Indies. Yet there he was, … more
Yom Kippur by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771A very experienced rabbi once told me that for Neilah, the last chapter of Yom Kippur — the final prayer, the setting … more
The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771Yom Kippur often has an extra, added spiritual affect on even the most marginally observant Jews. Whether it is … more
Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771Dear Aviva, I was doing some thinking and just came to a realization. I have a very particular way of relating to people — I always have some quip or … more
Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771There is no shortage of sad stories in the newspaper business; no shortage of bad things happening to people and no shortage of things we’d rather not … more
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