showtime

Super Bowl LI goes kosher in Cedarhurst

When Lady Gaga enters NRG Stadium in Houston for the halftime show on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, she’s likely to be showing way too much and using language that could turn your bubbe’s …

defending israel

Stop the insanity! LIers rally against UN, France

After last month’s United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, and in anticipation of a new anti-Israel assult at this week’s “peace” conference in Paris involving 70 …

Rabbi Perl tackles opioid addiction on Thursday

Rabbi Anchelle Perl, like many of his fellow Chabad shaliachs, knows a thing of two about attracting attention to a good cause (think Chanukah menorahs in public spaces). The cause on Rabbi …

torah

OU ‘Torah in the City’ draws 1,500 to Citi Field

The Orthodox Union facilitated an energized discussion of “Torah in the City” on Sunday, drawing close to 1,500 men and women from throughout the tri-state area to Citi Field in Flushing …

politics

Orthodox Union resolutions eye Jerusalem, BDS, anti-Semitism, UN

On Sunday, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, at its 118th Anniversary convention at Citi Field, adopted Resolutions expressing positions on a range of …

schools

SKA reunion in Israel

The Class of 2016’s Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls reunion in Israel took place on Jan. 2   The alumnae gathered in Michlalah for dinner with Head of School Helen Spirn and …

music

‘Jewgrass’ music gets its moment in spotlight

Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In his opinion, the Jewish music he had heard growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area ranged from “really bad to …

analysis

Bye, bye Barack: How he won the Jewish vote without winning over the pro-Israel mainstream

Fraught record on issues of race and anti-Semitism? Check. Much-hyped meeting to get Benjamin Netanyahu’s hechsher? Check. …

schools

HAFTR kids learn that science is everywhere

HAFTR scientists discovered that you can learn about science anywhere, even on a bus! Students in kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades …

from the heart of jerusalem

Thinking about Redemption, and coming home

In the year 1263, Raymond de Penyafort of Spain challenged the Jewish people to a debate. As the Church’s representative, he chose a Dominican friar named Pablo Christiani, a Sephardic Jew who …


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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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