Homeward bound: 225 olim leave JFK on first post-pandemic Nefesh B’Nefesh flight

Nefesh B’Nefesh brought 225 olim back home to Israel on Tuesday, aboard its first post-pandemic El Al charter flight. “I’ve missed this sight,” NBN co-founder Rabbi …


Flashback: ‘Riverdale Press’ was firebombed after publishing editorial in support of Rushdie

After Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini demanded, on Feb. 14, 1989, that author Salmon Rushdie be murdered, America’s chain bookstores ran for cover, hiding or removing Rushdie’s The …


AIPAC doubles down on its mission

Imagine that you run an organization devoted exclusively to a woman’s right to have an abortion. At election time, you identify candidates most committed to your cause and do whatever you …


Gush Katif disengagement still an open wound

Gush Katif was a bloc of 17 Israel settlements in the southern Gaza strip. In August 2005, the government forcibly removed the 8,600 residents from their homes and their communities were demolished …


Roger Waters brings his Jew-bashing show to LI

One of pop culture’s highest profile Jew-haters will perform a politically-charged concert Saturday evening in the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park. His “This Is Not a Drill” tour …

Rare win on PR front

Scoring points in the battle for hearts and minds is important, but that won’t pacify those whose only goal is Israel’s demise

If a ceasefire holds, the latest fighting between Israel and Palestinian terrorists in Gaza won’t have changed much in a conflict …


Key military, political takeaways from Gaza op

Israel’s 66-hour campaign targeting the military leadership of Palestinian Islamic Jihad was a major success on multiple levels. The first was military: Israel succeeded in taking out the …


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 …

middle east

Saudi influencer hopes for a peace with Israel

Saudi social-media influencer Mohammed Saud, who recently made both waves and friends by playing Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah on the oud (a stringed instrument), tells JNS that …

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 …

social media

BlenderBot 3, Meta’s new [anti-Semitic] chatbot

A new artificial intelligence  released on Aug. 5 by Meta Platforms, parent company of Facebook, is under fire for spewing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric …


After Gaza this time, it’s actually different

The Jews, in general, and this Jew, in particular, have complained for years about how poorly Israel has explained itself to the world. It’s a privilege to be able to recognize good work on …


Woke media erased working class and Jews

How much of what is wrong with the country can be placed on the media? Much of the deep division between left and right — with increasingly little room left in the center — is driven …

kosher kitchen

It’s summer! No time to be ice cream shy

The other day, a friend asked me what I was making for dinner. The truth was that I had no plans for dinner at all. I was still sore and exhausted from non-stop gardening and had been so busy …

five towns

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 …


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 …

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