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Friedman arrives in capital

JERUSALEM — The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, one week before a visit there by President Trump and celebrations …


Donating hair in West Hempstead

More than a dozen students, teachers and mothers from Yeshiva Har Torah in Little Neck participated in a group hair donation in West Hempstead on Monday. They each contributed at least eight …

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Biz women to hear advice from Cedarhurst trustee

The Five Towns Far Rockaway chapter of the Jewish Woman Entrepreneurs will host an event on May 23 designed to help Jewish women entrepreneurs accelerate business growth and development by learning …


Rabbi Wein’s thoughts on Harav Kamenetzky Zt”l

Rabbi Binyamin Kamenetzky was the eldest son of the great Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky and was a distant relative of our family in previous generations. Presently, a niece of mine is married to one of his …

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Fire and fun at Lag B’Omer bash in Cedarhurst Park

The joy of Lag B'O'mer filled Cedarhurst Park on Sunday, May 14. The threat of rain …


Shalhevet gala eyes miracle of Jerusalem

Midreshet Shalhevet celebrated the upcoming 50th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim at its Ninth Annual Scholarship Dinner on Sunday, May 7, at Temple Hillel in North Woodmere. “We honor …


To Ma, on Mom’s Day, thanks for the life you led

My sisters and I called her “Ma.” She stood 4-foot-10, yet was looked up to by everyone who encountered her, regardless of their station in life: rabbis and educators, bankers, …

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Why what Trump told Russians worries Israel

WASHINGTON — Thanks to the unfiltered confessional that is Twitter, as of Tuesday morning we knew this: President Donald Trump shared information with Russia about “terrorism and flight …


Graduation-bound Shulamith 8th graders tour Washington

Each year, Shulamith eighth graders travel to Washington to celebrate the end of their elementary school years and their upcoming graduation. On May 10 and 11, the Class of 2017, accompanied by …

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Anti-tank trenches and Jerusalem’s survival

This week’s essay is devoted to one short chapter in the life and rich legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Goren, when the fate of Jerusalem was determined as the Jewish state …


Assult on rites is latest bid foar Judenfrei Europe

One of the first acts of the Nazis after they came to power in Germany in 1933 …


Students at SKA earn top graduation honors

The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach has announced its student commencement honors. Valedictorian: Nicole Israeli Nicole Israeli, Hebrew Language …


YU hosts Anglo-Jewish art

Oxford University’s Corpus Christi College, the Center for Jewish History and Yeshiva University Museum last weekend opened an exhibition of breath-taking treasures seen in America for the …


When Hitler was a popular Jewish name on the streets of New York

“Herr Adolf Hitler of Germany would be covered with confusion if he dared to enter the strictly kosher home of Mrs. Rose Hitler, pretty young Jewish housewife, who lives at 233 E. 92nd St., in …


NSHA HS gala celebrates 62 years of excellence

North Shore Hebrew Academy /North Shore Hebrew Academy High School’s annual dinner celebration, at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, celebrated 62 years of excellence in yeshiva education. …

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Barghouti and the Times

A few weeks back, as I was reading an op-ed in the New York Times, my temperature began to rise. Here is the opening sentence: “Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have …

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‘Intersectionality' craze demonizes Jews

In the Venn diagram of intersectionality, one group doesn’t intersect the others. “Intersectionality” is the left-wing word of the day. Academically, it means various …

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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 …

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Yiddishkeit lives in book for dementia patients

The book is large and fits comfortably on a lap. The color photographs nearly fill each page. Each image depicts real people doing everyday Jewish things — a young girl eating matzah ball soup; …