Rambam talmidim: Deport this butcher

On Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the talmidim of Rambam Mesivta High School in Lawrence demonstrated that they remember — and they did so in an way meant to make it harder for …

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Mother journeys to LI in memory of Hallel

When you live in Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, you live with the unrelenting threat of terror. As Rina Ariel explained on Monday night at the Young Israel of Woodmere, living there’s not for …

Yom Ha’Zikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut combine at YIW

The Jewish nation will move from sorry to joy as the sun sets on Monday, May 1, and the day’s commemoration of Yom Ha’Zikaron (Israel’s memorial day) morphs into a celebration of …

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Shul rises in Cedarhurst

Ground was broken on Sunday for Kehillas Ahavas Yisrael of Cedarhurst’s new building at 545 Arbuckle Ave. Pictured from left: Shul board member Izzy Wasser; Assemblywoman Melissa Miller; …

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Survivor grandchildren tap archives, keep stories alive

One of the reasons Beckah Restivo is glad she attended George Washington University is the school’s proximity to the U.S. Holocaust …

parsha of the week

This week’s commandment: Circumcision

Everyone knows that the Bris Milah, the Covenant of Circumcision, dates back to the covenant forged between G-d and Abraham, covering chapter 17 of Bereshit. …

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At Touro, girls do code

Ariella Feuchtwanger had never tried computer programming before she enrolled at Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush. This year, the Touro College senior is spending her …

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Jewish leaders alarmed over Le Pen’s advance

Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election …

schools

HAFTR picks its Val’ and Sal’

HAFTR HS Valedictorian Rachel Sacks Rachel Sacks, valedictorian of the HAFTR HS 2017 graduating class, is president of the Science Institute Club, captain of the Debate Team, president of the …

schools

‘Model Beis Din’ at Touro

In 1941, hundreds of students from European yeshivos traveled to the Far East to escape Nazi persecution. Before reaching Shanghai, they temporarily settled in Kobe, on the Japanese island of Honshu. …

schools

Silverstein sendoff

Most graduates of Great Neck’s Silverstein Hebrew Academy will advance to the top yeshiva high schools throughout the tristate area next fall, the school announced. To date, SHA eighth grade …

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Trump mourns Shoah

President Donald Trump paid extended tribute to the memory of the Holocaust and to Israel in a speech to the World Jewish Congress. Speaking via prerecorded video …

torah

The greatness of the mitzvah of brit milah

Our parish contains a pasuk (verse) that references the mitzvah of brit milah: “And on the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” (Vayikra 12:3) …

who's in the kitchen

Jerry, son of Survivors, has his American birthday

A few years back I wrote about the first time that my husband, Jerry, had a real birthday party. He was turning seven and was invited to Lenny Schwartz’s birthday party. …

france

Le Pen would ban non-stun ritual slaughter

Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method …

schools

HALB Mishnas Siyum

Rabbi Libman, Rabbi Jacobs, and all the guests who came to HALB who joined the school’s fourth grade talmidim in the celebration of their Mishnas Siyum had a tremendous amount of nachat. The …

schools

At DRS, it’s color war

DRS’s fourth color war competition, staged before Pesach, was different, with each grade for themselves. Events began with intense games of musical chairs and Simon Says, which came down to the …

schools

YHT Jewish ed pioneer

Sara Duani, who serves as Jewish Studies Curriculum Coordinator and a Jewish Studies teacher at Yeshiva Har Torah, was recently named a Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award winner for …

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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; …