long island

2 tragedies dim Chanukah

Two pillars of the Jewish community were lost over the weekend: Dr. Richie (Nochum Tzvi) Friedman and Rabbi Moshe Gottesman …

retrospective

Bush 41, Jews and Israel: It was complicated

George H.W. Bush, the one-term president whose public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews out of …

travel

Tourist delight: Jews love Poland

WARSAW, Poland — Shopping was the last thing on Sarah Hirsch’s mind this summer when she boarded a flight from Tel Aviv to this capital city. It started out as a Holocaust pilgrimage. …

health mind and body

South Nassau and Mount Sinai join forces

Representatives of South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System announced the finalization of their partnership at a news conference at South Nassau on Tuesday. The affiliation …

opinion

Times reflects US Jewry’s Chanukah hypocrisy

The New York Times’s coverage of Jewish topics has long been fodder for those who study both media bias and the complicated relationship between the newspaper and the members …

kosher kitchen

Chanukah: it’s more than just latkes

Chanukah is all about the latkes — or is it? My grandmother made latkes once during Chanukah, and so did my mother. I make latkes once, or sometimes twice, if I have a new idea I want to try. …

chanukah

Forget Chanukah crunch: Try creamy potato latkes

Each Jewish holiday has its iconic food: For Passover it’s the symbolic matzah; for Rosh Hashanah it’s sweet honey and new fruits. For Purim we get the delectable …

chanukah

In Holland, a rare menorah hides in plain sight

AMSTERDAM — Nothing about object MB02280 suggests it is the city’s priciest menorah, worth more than a duplex home. Shaped like the body of a violin, it is only 16 inches tall. Its …

chanukah

New books for Jewish kids to read at Chanukah

Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie — the names of the five fictional sisters bring a smile to generations of Jewish Americans who grew up reading “All-of-a-Kind Family,” the …

europe

Jews returning home to Spain? Not so fast

Blaming Donald Trump for a resurgence of racism in America, some Hispanics are seeking Spanish citizenship based on their Jewish roots, according to the New York Times …

food

Gefilte fish: Better in a sandwich

When I was creating the menu for Fletchers, the Jewish cafe I manage in Montreal, I knew that I needed to include gefilte fish, but there couldn’t be any limp romaine or parsley in sight. I …

food

Keepin’ Chanukah with Scottish ‘keepin’ cakes’

Forget dieting during Chanukah! I’ll bake, serve and savor every morsel of my mother’s buttery cakes. For her, Chanukah was more than latkes, though she fried up dozens every …

kosher kitchen

Chanukah gifts from the kitchen

Chanukah is a wonderful time of year to have company and trade recipes for latkes and more. I am looking forward to our family Chanukah party this year. I used to make sufganiyot every year. Now, …

kosher kitchen

Chanukah: it’s more than just latkes

Chanukah is all about the latkes — or is it? My grandmother made latkes once during Chanukah, and so did my mother. I make latkes once, or sometimes twice, if I have a new idea I want to try. …

Chanukah

Keeping safe amid joy of Chanukah

While Chanukahhan is a delightful holiday, there is none as dangerous with its open flames, boiling oil and sharp graters. Menorah safety tips: Don’t leave your menorahs unattended. Never …

israel

The rabbis Israel trusts to perform conversions

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has published a list of 69 rabbinical courts it trusts on Jewish conversions. Advocates for religious reform called it a mixed bag: While happy to see transparency, …

Israeli American Council

Politics, partying, pride when US-Israelis meet

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, his Israeli-born wife, Miriam, and Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment mogul, entered the deck of the pool complex at the …

restaurant review

Old-world wines, new-world grapes: Flam at 20

At Noi Due Carne, a kosher Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, a 20th-anniversary dinner showcased the work and style …

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