On Tisha B’Av, facing a new siege of Jerusalem

As we commemorate the two destructions of Jerusalem and the Holy Temples this weekend, we have no choice but to see the parallels between then and now. It is critical for anyone who wishes to …


America preps to confront Iran, ‘Top Gun’ style

The free world is at risk from the unsanctioned development of nuclear weapons by a rogue state. Nuclear missiles in the hands of an unstable regime with deep ties to terrorist groups present a …


Eichmann unbelievable: A ‘Devil’s Confessions’

A new documentary, “The Devil’s Confessions: The Lost Eichmann Tapes,” will allow viewers to hear Adolf Eichmann speak about his role in the Final Solution. The recordings …

wine and dine

Beyond 9 Days, brisket wasn’t on the table

Last month, tens of thousands of people descended on Tel Aviv’s Sarona Park to sample seitan, sprouts and seaweed. Vegan Fest, the largest gathering of its kind in the world, reconfirmed …


Ben Shapiro, after major talk, visits Har Habayit

On Sunday afternoon, conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro, an observant Jew, ascended to the Temple Mount to pray with his parents and others. The visit followed his address …


UJA-Federation notebook packers

Nearly 400 volunteers of all ages filled more than 1,000 new backpacks with school supplies and made cards for Westchester children in need, including Ukrainian refugees …

health mind and body

World’s largest emergency hospital, in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital inaugurated its new 3-story Sylvan Adams Emergency Hospital on July 28. At 86,000 square feet, it is the largest emergency room in the world. “I commend you …

Middle East

‘Forgotten Exodus’ eyes Jews from Arab lands

A new podcast series from the American Jewish Committee features interviews with Jews whose families left or were forced to flee from Arab lands and Iran in the mid-20th century. Each of at least …


Werner Reich, 94, described Shoah to millions

Werner Reich, who survived Josef Mengele’s experiments and the Auschwitz concentration camp before making his home on Long Island, died July 8 at his Smithtown home. He was 94. “I …

middle east

Saudi mag praises Arab-Israelis who serve in IDF

The Saudi magazine Al Majalla, published from London, has promoted a cover story unusual in the Arab world — a positive feature about Arab Israelis who serve …

five towns

Atlantic Beach goes to court to bar Chabad of Long Beach

Atlantic Beach is going to court on July 14 in a bid to kill plans by Long Beach-based Chabad of the Beaches to expand in its community. The village hopes to do this by seizing Chabad-owned …


Israeli TV interviews Carlos the Jackal, ‘first-ever foreigner to join the Palestinian struggle’

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, is an international terrorist who for decades was the most wanted fugitive …


UJA-Federation refugee grants

The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the launch of a Ukrainian Resettlement Grant Initiative to support refugees seeking safety in the United States …


Haley talks Iran, Biden, presidential ambitions

It was the line of the night and a window into the thinking of a pro-Israel favorite. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received a rousing ovation last week at the Christians …


‘Festival of laughs’ set for Coney Island on Aug. 16

There are Jewish comedians. And then there is Jewish comedy. The first-ever Chosen Comedy Festival, set for Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Coney Island, will bring both. “Everybody loves to talk …


Feds hear 10 years of CUNY anti-Semitism

A new complaint last week to the US Department of Education is accusing the City University of New York of becoming a “pervasively hostile environment for Jewish students” over the last …

five towns

Cedarhurst trustees OK project despite an outcry

Despite community opposition, the Cedarhurst village board acted Monday night to support a major residential development project on Pearsall Avenue. The board unanimously …


African-American convert’s take on Tisha B’Av

In a rare observation concerning the saddest day on the Jewish liturgical calendar, Ahuva Gray, Chicago born granddaughter of sharecroppers from Mississippi and an adult convert to the Jewish …

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