Flashback for week of Feb 27


2014 --— “Decisions, decisions,” headlines Judy Joszef’s Who’s in the Kitchen column. “Finding that perfect Purim costume.”

2013 — The Young Israel of Hewlett participates in Shabbat Across America.

2012 --— Columnist Juda Engelmayer says BDS efforts began two years before Israel’s independence in 1948 and have been a problem ever since. For instance, “Most Japanese automakers boycotted Israel until the Gulf War of 1992 cracked holes in the trade walls.”

2011 — The Jewish Star reports on the lawsuit over ownership of Chabad’s cherished library in Russia.

2010 —Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, rav of Chabad of the Five Towns, remembers his son, Levi, one year after his sudden death. Close to $65,000 was raised to write a Torah scroll in Levi’s merit.

2009 — The community mourned the loss of Rabbi Moshe Weitman, z”l, dean of Far Rockaway’s Torah Academy for Girls.

2007 — The Jewish Star seeks to answer two questions: “How that chicken got on your plate” and “why there are still feathers” on the bird.

2003 —A front page column headlined “The masks we wear; Reflections at Purim,” featured thoughts of a threatened war with Iran and “150,000 American boys who are sitting outside of modern-day Persia preparing to play out the nuclear-age version of Purim against a modern day Haman.”