Flashbook for Dec. 12, 2014


2002 — “Contrary to popular notions in the Arab, European, and U.S. print media, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is not illegal,” writes columnist Jay Lerman.

2003 — Rav Moshe Weinberger of Congregation Aish Kodesh delivers the keynote address at the inaugural Scholarship Dinner for Kulanu Torah Academy.

2005 — Here’s The Star’s lead headline from a late-December edition: “Mossad: Iran Only Two Years Away From Nuclear Bomb.”

2006 — The week’s top story: “Safety first around Chanukah lights; 500 children admitted to regional burn center last year.” Also on page one: “New mikvah approved in Merrick; [Young Israel] hopes to build ‘most beautiful mikvah on Long Island’.”

2007 — Rabbi Yehuda Pearl of Congregation Anshei Shalom of West Hempstead sold his 51 percent interest in the Sabra Mediterranean dips and salad business to PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.

2008  — A woman writes about “the state of shidduchim … and the desperation many singles are feeling.”

2009  — The Jewish Star’s Kosher Bookworm, Alan Jay Gerber, considers Norman Podhoretz’s book which asks the question, “Why Are Jews Liberals?”

2010 — One’s “never too old to begin,” trumpets the Star’s cover story about 91-year-old Harold Wohl who, having barely opened up a gemarah seven and a half years earlier, completed learning the entire Shas.

2011 — The Star’s inquiring photographer (“Menschon the street”) asks, “How do you stay up to date on the news from Israel?”

2012 — Columnist Juda Engelmayer asks, “A Happy Chanukah or a Happy Holiday? That is the question.”

2013 — “5 Towns yoetzet tackles mikveh myths” is the Star’s lead story. Also on page one: “Mandela and Zion: It’s complicated,” and “Kulanu honors Sterbas and Star’s Joszef.”