Cuomo hangs HAFTR mezuzah at mansion

All hands were on deck at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the school’s Lawrence campus to announce a $150,000 state grant to improve security at …

Holocaust Studies

Senate bill mandating Shoah education stalls in Assembly

The state Senate last week unanimously passed a bill to have the state Education Department tudy — and how — school districts teach their students about the Holocaust. As the legislature …


Yachad hosts 5 Towns gala

An overflow crowd came out to support Yachad last week as NY Yachad held its first gala, at Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence. Three Yachad stalwarts were honored: •Adira Katlowitz, …


OU advocates at the White House

One hundred Orthodox rabbis and communal leaders from across the country converged on Washington for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s 22nd annual Leadership Mission. During the day-long …

breaking news

Fire at Mike's Burgers in Cedarhurst

Mike's Burgers at 531 Central Ave. in Cedarhurst suffered severe internal damage, according to village officials after an early morning fire raced through the restaurant. The blaze was detected …

immigration crisis

Jews separated from families during Shoah condemn US border policy

A group representing children hidden during the Holocaust slammed the U.S. border policy of separating families seeking asylum. “Separation of the family for us is probably the worst thing …

Holocaust Studies

2 survivors visit YOSS

Students in Yeshiva South Shore’s Mechina Division were visited by two Holocaust survivors, Jack Nayberg and Dora Siegelman. Rabbi Yoni Escovitz, a seventh grade rebbi at YOSS and rav of …

Royal visit

5 things to know about Prince William’s trip to Israel

Prince William will soon embark on a historic visit to Israel. During the trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and the West Bank, Britain’s Duke of Cambridge will visit important sites in …


Hamas bombs ‘would have destroyed buses, cafes': Shin Bet

Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, announced on Sunday that it had broken up a major Hamas terrorist cell that was forming in the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus. The …


Anti-Semitism at U.N. can no longer be ignored

It was just another day at United Nations. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of debate, procedural …


Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

One of the memorable scenes in “The Lives of Others” — an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police in the late, unlamented German Democratic Republic …


Edelman beats Fragin for Lawrence mayor, 818 to 660

In Lawrence, counting of the ballots was delayed by one hour and 46 minutes as 10 residents learned they were not on the voter rolls and had the village send faxed appeals …


Right and wrong, children and immigration

As a general rule, injecting emotion into policy debates is a mistake. Cold, rational logic remains the best path to understanding an issue, and anything that undermines that process is usually bound …


Refusing to acknowledge Islamization of Europe

Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London at the annual Al Quds march. No matter that Hezbollah, proxy army of the Iranian regime, is responsible for numerous murderous …

Celebrating 70

Israel salutes America: 70 who counted in 70

On the occasion of the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary, the Israeli embassy in Washington, in partnership with the Jewish News Syndicate, celebrates 70 of the greatest American contributors to …


Highest-ranking spy in the history of Israel

It is difficult to find better words than “treason” and “espionage” to describe the offenses attributed to former minister Gonen Segev. This man, who was a government …

Religious Liberty

Agudah cheers push on ‘Place to Worship’

Agudath Israel of America welcomed last week’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the “Place to Worship Initiative.” Through this initiative, the Department …


Suffolk Hadassah meets Rep. Zeldin in Capitol

Members of the Suffolk County Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, met recently with Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to advocate for Hadassah’s positions on …

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