Rabbi Billet: Yeshiva College cannot fund and recognize LGBTQ club

There has always been a tension at the core of the concept of Yeshiva College. A Yeshiva is an institution committed to the yoke of heaven and to the observance of the Torah’s commandments, …

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Yom Truah is a fine time to talk about shofars

A young man walks into the Barsheshet & Ribak shofar factory in Tel Aviv a few weeks before Rosh Hashana. It’s nearly five o’clock and the workshop is closing soon, but Eli …

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With Christians and election-deniers blowing shofar, Jews get wake-up call

They were blowing the shofar, but it wasn’t Rosh Hashana. On Jan. 5, 2021, the sound of the ram’s horn echoed in the streets of Washington, as participants in the Jericho March, a …


Ken Burns puts America under a microscope

Ken Burns can’t recall ever learning about the Holocaust in school. America’s most decorated documentarian, who boasts epic films like “Baseball,” “The Civil …


Rivals for Rice seat pledge support for Israel

Candidates running to succeed retiring Rep. Kathleen Rice in the 4th CD — representing Nassau County’s South Shore in Congress — each pledged to support Israel and oppose BDS, …

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Greenblatt in 5 Towns: It’s a new Middle East

Jason Greenblatt, addressing an enthusiastic audience at the Young Israel of North Woodmere on Sept. 7, said he is an optimist, a realist and a pessimist about what the future portends …

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Atlantic Beach clashes with Chabad in Fed court

An attempt by the Village of Atlantic Beach to seize Chabad property at the foot of the Atlantic Beach Bridge ended up in Federal court last week. Seven representatives of Long Beach-based Chabad …


State to haredi schools: Teach secular subjects—and prove it

The state Board of Regents unanimously approved regulations on Tuesday that require private schools to prove they are teaching the same core subjects, in English, that public schools cover. On …


Now that the queen is dead, long live the king?

That Queen Elizabeth II was both Britain’s longest-serving and oldest monarch is a testament to the period of history in which she lived, and upon which she left an indelible …


A Taste of Druze culture in Daliat el-Carmel

The aroma of cardamom coffee wafts out of a spice shop. Teenage girls are walking home from school, some in jeans and Blundstone boots, others wearing traditional veils and skirts. A cell phone store …


Adams welcomes federal aid to fight anti-Jew hate crimes

Mayor Eric Adams said Monday he would welcome federal intervention to help fight the city’s wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes. During a roundtable discussion at City Hall …


Abu Dhabi wedding a landmark event in Arab world

Rabbi Levi Duchman and Lea Hadad were married this month in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, surrounded by 1,500 guests from around the world — including Emirati royals, …

five towns

Court weighs outcome of sanit district race

More than two months after residents cast ballots for Gabriel Boxer and Gwynette Campbell in a Sanitary District 1 commissioner race, legal maneuvering continues. Boxer filed papers earlier this …


Tobin: Even lying Times got this right

After more than a century of biased reporting about Israel, contempt for Zionism and Israel, and a lack of interest in reporting about anti-Semitism, readers are right to regard any coverage of …


Ancient Indian community holds on as it shrinks

The Jewish community of Kerala, India, better known as Cochin Jews, has been shrinking — only 15 remain — ever since most of its members emigrated to Israel. Those who remain …

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LI students among science interns at Bar-Ilan

Twenty-eight US undergraduates are participating in the 11th annual Summer Science Research Internship Program, a joint initiative of Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University enabling students to …

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