Peace process

Friedman in DC to prep peace plan

The United States Ambassador to Israel, Long Islander David Friedman, has been called back to Washington to help the Trump administration prepare to present its forthcoming Middle East peace …


Cedarhurst parties with Kulanu

It was all fun and games on Sunday, with the annual Kulanu Fair in Cedarhurst Park supporting a favorite Five Towns organization. With face-painting, rides, games, a petting zoo and food, …


When Americans knew what about the Shoah

When Holocaust historians ask what Americans knew, the focus often is on lawmakers, whose initiatives might have mitigated the Nazi genocide. An exhibit that opened last month at the U.S. Holocaust …

Women's Initiatives

YI Oceanside women’s outreach nets OU award

The Orthodox Union has selected the Young Israel of Oceanside as one of 16 winners of its nationwide Women’s Initiative Challenge Grant. YI Oceanside won for its program, M’Dor …


Emunah of America honors 3 as Women of Wonder

At its recent WOW event, Emunah of America honored three Women of Wonder: Sharie Loeffler Leopold, managing director of Leveraged Finance; Dr. Janine Nathan, fellow of the American Academy of …


Frozen Limonana: Israeli slushy a summer delight

Limonana is a classic Israeli drink that combines freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves for a unique Israeli-style lemonade treat that’s beloved throughout the country. Limonana is a …


DRS HS: top 3 graduates

“All-around excellence” is the phrase that comes to mind when thinking of valedictorian Tzvi Heimowitz. A National Merit Scholarship winner, Siemens semifinalist and College Bowl …


Israel-Diaspora divide sharpens over Trump

WASHINGTON — Israeli Jews and members of the non-Orthodox American Jewish majority disagree on much — developments in Judea and Samaria, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they …


Chabon’s abhorrent view increasingly mainstream

Michael Chabon gave the most remarkable commencement speech in the history of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform movement’s flagship …


Shulamith 8th grade tours Capitol

In Washington, Shulamith’s Class of 2018 visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where they viewed a cattle car, Auschwitz …


Regal biblical ‘tekhelet’ returns to modern Israel

A new exhibit exploring the mysterious color tekhelet, a vibrant blue dye mentioned 49 times in the Torah and later chosen as the central color of Israel’s national flag, has opened at the …


Fight over Woodmere Club’s future drags Hempstead into court

The developers who purchased the Woodmere Club last year are suing the Town of Hempstead, claiming that the building moratorium the town enacted in 2016 is illegal. In a complaint filed in Nassau …

Kosher Kitchen

3 easy dinners for healthy springtime eating

The last few days of school are here, and soon the kids will be free. Childhood and summer are a perfect pair. Did you ever notice how much they grow over the summer? …


Israeli tech minister lauds MDS STEM

Manhattan Day School students took a break from constructing Rube Goldberg machines and programming Sphero robots to welcome …

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 …


Will American Jews answer these letters?

Is peace still possible between Israelis and Palestinians? After the events of the last 25 years, the answer from most Israelis seems to be “not for the foreseeable future.” But it is …


A mezuzah maker visits HAFTR

  Rabbi Akiva Oppen of Oppen Scrolls visited HAFTR’s Early Childhood center to demonstrate what a sofer does and how mezuzot are made.

health mind and body

Hadassah researchers ID ‘natural killer’ cells

Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel have identified “natural killer cells” as a key component in answering the perplexing question as to why first pregnancies are …

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