Shulamith 11: First grads at C’hurst’s newest HS

Blessings, G-d and opportunities were the centerpieces of the first-ever Shulamith High School for Girls graduation as 11 seniors, founding students as inscribed on their sashes, received diplomas in …


How Jewish day schools mint future engineers

When California experienced one of its worst-ever wildfire seasons last fall, New Jersey high school sophomore Orlee Sadinoff watched from afar with concern. The fires were still fresh on her mind …


What ‘Shtisel’ tells us about the non-Orthodox

Would the builders of New York’s Temple Emanu-El ever have imagined that their congregation’s sanctuary would one day be packed to the balconies with thousands of devout followers of a …


Kosher eatery combines gefilte and sushi in a roll

More than a dozen kosher eateries — selling pizza, bagels, falafel and schnitzel — dot Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills. But a newcomer is sure to turn some heads. Sushi Kingdom & …


DRS announces grad honors

Valedictorian Jacob Penstein (left) was singled out from the start by his diligent disposition and academic acumen. Jacob is well-read, eager to engage in dialogue and clear in his views. Jacob has …


Germany downplays Muslims’ anti-Jewish attacks

The annual al-Quds Day march in Berlin is often cited as a prime example of the “new” anti-Semitism in Europe: hatred of Jews in connection with Israel, often by Muslims. Despite …


China or the US? Israel needs to pick one

Contrary to the myths cherished by some American Jews and many non-Jewish sympathizers, Israel is not the 51st state. Though it is bound to the United States by common values of democracy and …


Who’s running the show between the elections?

With Israel coming up on its second election in five months with no ruling coalition in power, some may be asking who is actually running the government. They needn’t worry …


HAFTR 3d graders find links in gen-to-gen event

Love in the air as HAFTR Lower School presented its “Generation to Generation, M’dor L’dor” program Third graders journeyed back in time to uncover family stories. They …


LI celebrates Israel on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue

If you weren’t there — you missed quite an event. Hundreds of thousands of people, including tens of thousands of Long Islanders, paraded up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue or cheered as …


Every Q&A at every Jewish event ever

The guest expert’s talk at the local JCC/synagogue/federation is wrapping up. Speaker: … and in conclusion, if we don’t remember this history, we are doomed to repeat it. As …


Did Maimonides introduce the world to pizza?

In 1983, Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed that Jews introduced pizza to the European diet. She cited Yehuda …

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Life and death are in the power of speech

What is the Jewish stance on cursing and curse words? Researchers have found that about 0.7 percent of a typical American’s speech is made up of swear words. …


Beyond final encore: What culture brings to Jerusalem

Established in 1961 as a classical music festival in Caesarea, the Israel Festival, now in its 58th year and which runs this year from May 30 to June 15, was “relocated” to Jerusalem in …