shluchim confab

Chabad draws 5,600 to its international gala

More than 5,600 rabbis and guests from 100 countries gathered for a gala dinner highlighting the 35th International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The celebration was infused with …

health mind and body

Far Rockaway hospital opens a kosher respite room

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway celebrated the opening of its new kosher respite room on Sunday, Oct. 28. The first floor space, run by the Lawrence-based Achiezer Community …

anti-semitism

After Pittsburgh slaughter, a BDS push at NYU

A site on NYU’s campus in Greenwich Village.   Jonathan71/WikiCommons   In the aftermath of the deadliest attack in American Jewish history, a measure calling on New York …

fighting abuse

Sacred Spaces, in 5 Towns, promotes child safety

A resident of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed and six others injured at the Tree of Life Congregation on Oct. 27, came to the Five Towns …

tanach test

Chidon camps prep for Israel’s 60th Bible Quiz

In 1958, a one-time event was scheduled in Israel with the support of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion — a heavily text-based, extraordinarily difficult “Chidon HaTanach,” or Bible …

food

Poppy seed roll is old-fashioned Jewish perfection

When I go to a kosher bakery anywhere in the world, I look for poppy seed rolls. I love them for their delicate and shiny pastry and for their sweet, inky, fruity and slightly bitter poppy seed …

opinion

The Jewish blindness to anti-Semitism on the left

A Trump-hating neo-Nazi slaughters worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue — and Jewish communal groups see the tragedy as confirmation of two fallacious ideas. The greatest threat to …

shoah

Report: Eichmann sons set up a terror cell in Argentina

For the first time, British website MailOnline shed light on Friday on the fates of the four sons of Nazi archcriminal Adolf Eichmann — one of the principal organizers of the …

tanach test

Chidon camps prep for Israel’s 60th Bible Quiz

In 1958, a one-time event was scheduled in Israel with the support of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion — a heavily text-based, extraordinarily difficult “Chidon HaTanach,” or Bible …

politics

LI candidates trade charges

Two Jewish candidates who ran for Congress in eastern Long Island say they were targeted with anti-Semitic rhetoric. On Sunday, the campaigns of Rep. Lee Zeldin and his Democratic challenger, …

mid-term electio

Ads depict Jewish candidates clutching money

Republicans in Alaska, Washington state, Connecticut, North Carolina and California have run ads showing Jewish Democrats handling cash. In Pennsylvania, a candidate married to a …

food

Bukharian meaty rice dish is a crockpot delight

I’m Yemenite, and my husband and his family are Bukharian Jews who hail from Uzbekistan. After we married, my mother-in-law gave me full tutorials on several traditional Bukharian dishes that …

opinion

Did Israelis err in backing Trump after Pittsburgh?

For those who have spent recent years lamenting the growing disconnect between Israel and the Diaspora, the days after the Pittsburgh shooting provided more proof of their claims. Some Americans …

education

Special needs children focus of a Negev town

The Israeli government has approved an inclusive new town within the Merhavim Regional Council in Israel’s Western Negev Desert. The new community …

shabbos massacre

Pittsburgh remembers the brothers Rosenthal

PITTSBURGH — Cecil Rosenthal would always ask after your sick mother or inquire about your marriage — or divorce. His brother, David, a jokester, loved the police and every year would buy …

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