GOP

When Santos exits, GOP may select Israeli-Ethiopian Orthodox woman

At whatever point George Santos — who falsely claimed to be Jewish (later, “Jew-ish”) with Holocaust-survivor grandparents and a mother killed by the 9/11 attack, and who’s …

antisemitism

WAR CRY Students demand a ‘Solution’: ‘Death to Israel, death to Jews’

The Nazis murdered six million Jews in their blitzkrieg toward a “Final Solution.” Last week, students at the University of Michigan advanced their own “Solution”: an …

History

Herzl believed that no one is free until we are all free

Theodor Herzl has been with me my whole life. I know that is an odd statement from a Canadian who has lived his entire life in Toronto. I am not related to Herzl and, of course, I never met …

antisemitism

A letter from one editor to another [Note: Distribution of this column was BLOCKED BY FACEBOOK]

In “It’s a strange time to be a Jew, but when isn’t it?” Herald guest columnist Alan Singer adds his voice to the mainstreaming of Jew-hatred and Israel-bashing in our communities. …

Books

New book eyes parsha-haftarah links

When did Jews start reading the haftarah? If you were asked that question, you might recall a link to the Chanukah story, to a decree by Antiochus that the Torah itself could not be read in …

Israel

Where Har Habyit fits in Jewish and Israeli law

Rabbi Avi Shafran, director of public affairs for Agudath Israel of America, recently wrote in Religious News Service that according to “Israeli law, non-Muslims may go up to the Temple Mount …

News

‘There is no occupation’ push

A new ministry will aggressively push back on the international condemnation of so-called Israeli “occupation.” “We have not occupied any territory, there is no …

Texas

From Colleyville: Surviving a hostage situation

Recounting his experiences on Jan. 15, 2022, when an ordinary Shabbat service turned into an 11-hour hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, Jeff Cohen said it …

Schools

HAFTR cupcakes

The “combat” was all in good fun on motzei Shabbat, as HAFTR middle school girls competed to decorate cupakes under the gun of a ticking clock. Callenges included designing treats …

Schools

Chumash day at HAFTR

HAFTR second graders received their first Chumashim in a Chagigat Chumash on Dec. 11. Family and friends joined to celebrate what HAFTR Principal Joshua Gold said are all of the incredible things …

Israel

Big & deadly Al-Aqsa lie

Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir’s recent visit to the Temple Mount was uneventful, as it should have been. After all, Ben-Gvir was an Israeli minister visiting sovereign …

Antisemitism

The invisible Jews

Should I start with the good news? Okay. If you are a secular Jew who does not wear religious symbols, skullcaps and attire, isn’t walking toward a synagogue or waving an Israeli flag and …

Shoah

Yad Vashem to unveil ‘Book of Names’ at UN

It’s a book filled with the names of 4.8 million murder victims. The blank pages at the end, though, are especially haunting. In recognition of this year’s International Holocaust …

Opinion

Here’s why Reform defends a vile antisemite

A rather remarkable open letter was recently issued by a group of left-wing Jewish organizations, defending a confirmed antisemite. Rep. Ilhan Omar, and deriding House Speaker Kevin …

Schools

Doing good during Asera b’Teves fast

Asara b’Teves became especially meaningful for the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls students who stayed after school to hear a shiur from Rabbi Shmuel Diamond about the significance of …

Schools

Mercaz tech plugs in

As Mercaz Academy in Plainview, the full-time Director of Technology, Lynda Last (at right assisting Grade 5 teacher Katherine Papaccioli), ensures that every teacher is well-equipped to use the best …

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