values

Young Israel of Woodmere rabbis join RCA rejection of moral equivalency

The Young of Israel of Woodmere’s five rabbis signed a statement “unequivocally denouncing” the Charlottesville, Virginia, terror attack. In a message sent to members of the the …

trump

Shame!

Newspapers in Israel ridiculed President Trump after he failed to single out for special condemnation the Nazis, KKK and other white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville. …

opinion

Defenseless Charlottesville Jews: Recalling Odessa, 1905

Jews are asking if we’re back in the 1920s. To me, the scene outside a Charlottesville synagogue is more like Odessa in 1905. Across from the synagogue stood three white supremacists with …

the press conference

What the president said at Trump Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 15

During his chaotic discussion with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 15, President Trump was asked why he waited until Monday, Aug. 14, to criticize neo-Nazi protesters who had …

left-wing

Here’s what you need to know about antifa

Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face? That’s the question animating much of the discussion of Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which quickly devolved …

opinion

For leftist anti-Semites, no free pass

We live in a time when, as the U.S. State Department has noted, a “rising tide of anti-Semitism” is sweeping the world. In the West, it is creeping into the mainstream from the margins of …

thinking

YU faculty reflect on Charlottesville

On erev Shabbat following the disturbances on Aug. 11–12 Charlottesville, Virginia, Yeshiva University distributed reflections on these events written by seven members of its faculty, from …

kosher kitchen

In the summer, being a vegetarian is a snap

Summer eating is the best eating of the year, as far as I am concerned. It’s light and quick and relaxed and far less labor intensive all the way around. The foods of summer are perfect in …

health mind and body

Can medical pot revive Israel kibbutz movement?

By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he’s a big believer in the herb …

shoah

How Curious George’s creators escaped Nazis

Curious George — that curious little monkey — is beloved by millions of readers around the world. His adventures with the Man With the Yellow Hat impart important life lessons amidst …

opinion

Rewarding rock-throwers, honoring killers of Jews

On a recent Friday, several-dozen Jewish hikers happened to pass near the Palestinian village of Kobar. Some locals reacted to the sight of Jews by trying to stone them to death. News reports noted …

right-wing

Guide to the far-right groups that protested in Charlottesville

By Ben Sales, JTA They believe the “white race” is in danger. They believe the United States was built by and for white people and must now embrace fascism. They believe minorities are …

viewpoint

Charlottesville Nazis: All about sex

The scene is Paris in the late 19th century. At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gentilhommes eagerly circled the charming Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld—something of an Ivanka Trump in …

sukkot

$500 for an Italian etrog!

Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the …

who's in the kitchen

Hello muddah, hello faddah, I’m home!

Those the camp buses have rolled back into town. (Didn’t they just leave? Wasn’t it yesterday that all the trunks were being packed?) It’s been a while …

upstate

As Orthodox arrive, some residents aren’t happy

When Moshe Pinkasovits walks with his kids down the street on Saturdays in his new town, he has to watch out …

high holy days

Awesome power of bad words

For nearly 50 years, my father had a best friend named Al. They grew up in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, and after returning from the service in World War II, they each married and moved to the …

YU faculty consider Charlottesville

Places of memory: Paris, Rome, Jerusalem and Charlottesville

French historian Pierre Nora spent his life describing and explaining “places of memory,” sites commemorating significant moments in the history of a community that continue to resonate …

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Star readers reap $500 at Seasons, dinners, shows

Readers of The Jewish Star were generous in their feedback, and the newspaper of Long Island’s Orthodox communities returned the favor. Twelve people who participated …