Ethics pumped at meeting of Orthodox Jewish Chamber

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce brought its Small Business Alliance to the Five Towns last week, holding a networking event at the Lawrence Yacht and County Club that was attended by several …


Abbas slays Oslo: PA boss says Jews are not Zionists

“Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a blistering two-hour speech on Sunday that included a virtual …


Abbas speech: What does it mean?

The Oslo Accords? “Killed,” the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says. The Israeli prime minister says the Palestinians are now “unmasked.” Notably, the …

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‘Bombogenesis’ storm inspires bombs in the kitchen

This past week, unless you were out of the country and even then, you would have heard all about the “bomb cyclone” storm. Bombogenesis is the technical term, bomb cyclone is the …


Father-daughter breakfast at SKA

Fathers of ninth graders joined their daughters for breakfast at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls. Head of School Helen Spirn spoke about each child’s individuality and the importance of fathers acknowledging the talents of each of their children …

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Lone soldier experience as a family affair

Unlike the 18-year-old in the next bunk, nobody is drafting or otherwise forcing the enlistment of the IDF’s American, French, British, Canadian, Swiss, South African, Australian, Peruvian and …


Will Iran protests kill the awful nuclear deal?

WASHINGTON — The depth and breadth of popular Iranian anger over government corruption and a failing economy have taken the West by surprise. Until Dec. 28, this was the calculus in …

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Common foes face Jewish students worldwide

They may live thousands of miles apart, but student activists from around the world identify various shared challenges living as Jews in their respective countries …


Design your destiny at SKA

There are 22 large screen iMAC computers in the new state of the art Graphic Design Studio of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls. With seven Graphic Design classes held throughout the day, …


Future planning: HANC HS panel, mini college fair

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County welcomed representatives from eight prestigious colleges and universities to its third biennial college panel and min-fair for high school students and their …

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Warm kitchen aromas greet Shabbat in winter

I love Shabbat. I love the routine and the majesty that heralds a time of rest after a busy week. I especially love Shabbat in the winter. And, even though I absolutely do not like the cold, …


Father-daughter learning at Midreshet Shalhevet

The tenth annual Father-Daughter learning event took place last week at Midreshet Shalhevet. After morning classes, students met their fathers for a Carlos and Gabby’s lunch. Rabbi Efrem …

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Jewish penicillin to soothe a winter in New York

Brrr … it’s cold out there! We’ve been experiencing a cold snap here. While I am usually pleased with my first floor apartment across from Central Park, used to lying in bed …


French reform leader attacked over Jerusalem stance

PARIS — When Delphine Horvilleur, France’s best-known female Jewish spiritual leader, began appearing regularly in the media, her friends and relatives feared it would expose her to …


Synagogue ‘runs out of people,’ buries its past

It was a frigid 10 degrees on Sunday, the last day of 2017, but 20 people gathered at Congregation Tifereth Israel’s cemetery in this city of 22,000 on the Ohio border. …


Shulamith mother-daughter glow

For Shulamith Mothers and Daughters, it was “a Time to Glow,” and the school’s annual Mother-Daughter Melava Malka held at Beth Sholom. Attendees enjoyed two photo booths, an …


CAHAL at YOSS grade 1 Chumash event

The boys of Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs’ first grade CAHAL class at Yeshiva of South Shore celebrated an important milestone in their chinuch on Sunday. They wore silver crowns on their heads and, …

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While the vast majority of Modern Orthodox Jews believe in G-d, send their kids to Jewish day schools, and make incomes well above the national average, they are less than unanimous in their views on whether women should be rabbis or synagogue presidents,