Bowman’s Israeli, Palestinian ‘thought crime’

These five words encapsulate the methods and approach of the Palestinian solidarity movement in Western countries: “Sanction.” “Boycott.” “Cancel.” …


Winter fun at Kulau fest in Cedarhurst

Snow globe smiles were just one of the cold-weather deslights at Kulanu’s “First Ever Winter Fest,” Sunday in Cedarhurst’s Andrew J. Parise Park. There was a snowman, igloo, …


It's beginning to look a lot like Chanukah

Chanukah may be two weeks away, but holiday shoppers got a jump-start on Sunday at Cahal’s Chanukah Boutique. The fair, at HANC’s early childhood center in West Hempstead, featured a wide …

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It’s official: Blakeman new Nassau executive

Republican Bruce Blakeman has been elected Nassau County Executive, besting incumbent Democrat  Laura Curran by 2,150 votes, after absentee ballots were counted. Blakeman had 142,626 votes, …


Donors to JNF-USA help Israel fight its fires

A fire station in the northern Jewish-Arab city of Ma’alot Tarshiha donated by Penny and Stephen Rosen of Brooklyn Heights has continued to keep Israelis safe as fires raged in Israel’s …


Survivor visits her childhood home in Germany

Standing in the foyer of her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany, 90-year-old Eve Kugler recalled fleeing her hometown soon after Kristallnacht when she was a girl of 7. Now, 83 …


Through the eyes of a traveling truth-teller

Bernard-Henri Lévy is almost always described as a philosopher, a public intellectual or both. Yet these terms are misleading. He does not issue pronouncements from the comfort and safety of a …


An extra miracle to celebrate this Chanukah

On each night of Chanukah, we light the menorah to remember the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that lasted much longer than expected. This year, another seeming miracle — that of …


Meet real Samaritans, on their holy mountain

In the tiny Samaritan village of Kfar Luza on Mount Gerizim, some 37 miles north of Jerusalem, the gregarious 78-year-old Samaritan priest Husney Wasef Cohen welcomes us into his sukkah. While …

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There is no opposing side to Holocaust education

A state-by-state survey of young Americans last year showed that more than half in Texas could not name a concentration camp or ghetto where Jews were imprisoned and tortured during the …

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Restating a truth: Jews are indiginous to Israel

A narrative cartoon in Jewish Currents called “When Settler Becomes Native” included a cartoon image of myself with a quote from a JTA article I wrote about my …

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SAUDI NEXT? US Jews tell of secret mission

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a group of 15 Jewish leaders from the United States visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June in a bid to advance the Abraham Accords. …


Spoonful of celebrity fun at Uri Geller Museum

Two thousand twisted pieces of cutlery adorn a 1976 Cadillac parked in the new Uri Geller Museum in Jaffa. A Guinness World Record-winning bent spoon, weighing 11 tons, dominates the museum …


‘Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis’: Netflix short film leaves its viewers cringing

It was basically the complete opposite of what they expected. A group of German Jews who fled Hitler and Nazi Germany, and who signed up to be American soldiers, wanted to exact revenge. Instead, …


Chanukah tapas: Latkes, wings and doughnuts

A pastry chef who trained in France, Shoyer is the author of “The Kosher Baker,” “The Holiday Kosher Baker,” “The Healthy Jewish …


Exposed! Secrets of the Cave of the Patriarchs

On Aug. 25, 1859, Italian archaeologist and engineer Ermette Pierotti tried to sneak into the sanctuary at the Cave of the Patriarchs — Me’arat Machpelah — with the assistance …

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Speak up when you hear anti-Israel hate

Imagine: The vice president of the United States visits a college campus and fields questions from students. One student stands up and defiantly says, “I don’t understand why our …

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The Holocaust happened. There’s nothing to debate.

Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming, that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the …

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