Chanukah telethon nets $436,507

The annual Chanukah telethon hosted by Rabbi Anchelle Perl of Chabad Mineola raised $436,507. The event, held on Sunday night to coincide with the lighting of …


Trump Chanukah parties cheer embassy move

President Donald Trump presents as an anti-Barack Obama, boasting about how much of his predecessor’s work, from the courts to immigration to medical care to the Iran deal, …

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Victim’s father: Pray for daughter and newborn

Medical staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem were still battling on Tuesday to save the life of a baby delivered by cesarean section after his mother, Shira Ish-Ran, was shot in her …


Toledo terror: Arrest short-circuts plan to murder Jews

A 21-year-old man who allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he wanted to kill Jews — including a rabbi — was arrested last week for planning to attack a synagogue in the Toledo, Ohio, …


Bibi: Jews will stay

No Jewish settlers will be forced to leave and they will build more homes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday in the wake of a drive-by shooting in Judea-Smaria …


In Germany, the rabbis are back

Though he was just 6 years old on the night of Kristallnacht, Rabbi Chanoch Ehrentreu can still recall the horror: Torah scrolls burning in the courtyard of his father’s synagogue. His father …


From an expert bubbe: The perfect roast chicken

There’s no rule that says Jews are required to eat chicken on Shabbat — that is, no rule handed down by a rabbi or written in the Torah. But it is a long-standing practice for many …

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Grandson stole my Kiddush — and I’m delighted!

I was edged out on Friday evening. The carefully planned operation was carried out by grandson No. 2, the one with the red hair. “Move over, Pop. I’ll do it,” he said firmly, …

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Mexico City mayor puts science, crime, feminism ahead of her Judaism

MEXICO CITY — During her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum made a reference to her Jewish heritage. Speaking before a group of Jewish women, she said she …


Israel continues African nations breakthroughs

Chadian President Idriss Déby’s historic visit to Israel last month did not occur in a vacuum. It is part of a larger effort by Israel to develop close diplomatic ties with many African …


Another Times columnist needs a history lesson

New York Times op-ed columnist Michelle Goldberg has stirred quite a hornet’s nest with her recent article declaring that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitic. Others will wrestle with the …


Why Bush was reluctant to wear a yarmulke

George H.W. Bush was a man of uncommon decency. He also was a man of uncommon integrity. I worked for him …

Fighting terror

Israel confronts Hezbollah over northern tunnels

Hezbollah is building tunnels “with direct support and funding from Iran” in an effort to capture northern Israel’s Galilee region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on …

kosher kitchen

With frost nipping at our noses, it’s soup time!

It is 30 degrees outside, and the wind is howling. It’s amazing how fast winter appears. Sometimes I wonder why I stay in this climate. My nose is always freezing, my lips are always chapped, …


Bimbo dropping kosher seal from all its breads

Bimbo Bakeries USA, a subsidiary of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo — one of the world’s largest baked-goods conglomerates with America’s largest private-label bread-baking business …

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850,000 refugee Jews who fled Arab lands

November 30 is a day to commemorate approximately 850,000 Jews who fled anti-Jewish persecution across the Arab world in the 20th century. Every year on this day, I reflect on my own family’s …

health mind and body

Discovery solved riddle of Gaucher, her sister’s illness

As a child, Eva Gelernt suffered mysterious ailments: bone pain in her legs and knees. Unexplained bruising. Low blood platelet counts. Eva, now 24, visited doctor after doctor in Moorestown, New …


Anti-Semites and their Jewish apologists

The most interesting thing about left-wing anti-Semitism is not so much the hate driving the trend as the impulse of Jews to tolerate or even justify it. In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue …

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