nazi goes home

ICE acts: Trump deports Queens Nazi

A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp was deported to Germany this week from Jackson Heights, Queens, where he had lived for decades. Jakiw Palij, 95, served as a guard at the Trawniki …

3.2 BILLION: Pepsi once boycotted Israel. Now it’s buying a leading biz in Jewish state

JERUSALEM (JTA) — PepsiCo will acquire SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Monday. PepsiCo plans to maintain the Israeli company’s current base of operations in the …

back to school

It’s not getting better for Jews on campus

You send your kids off to college, and they come back telling you that Israel is an occupying force with no rights to the land. The Jewish state you taught them to love — their professors and …

making aliyah

Flight 59: ‘It’s time to go!’: LIers among 239 on latest NBN run

Long Islanders were among 239 North Americans who boarded Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 59th aliyah charter flight at JFK airport on Tuesday. “If we don’t go now, …

getting ready for 5779

Special gifts for your hosts at Rosh Hashanah

Invited to someone’s house for a Rosh Hashanah meal and looking for an appropriate gift? In addition to the always-appreciated flowers or bottle of wine, here are some other must-have …

first person

In Berlin, ‘Stolpersteine’ is laid outside my grandfather’s house

I don’t recall when I first heard about the Stolpersteine, but once I did, I knew that it would be my mission to have them installed in front of my grandparent’s home in Berlin. A few …


Summerfest moves north

LI Summerfest, UJA Federation’s mid-summer gala, moved to a new location last Wednesday — from Old Westbury north to the Tilles Center at LIU Post. Among supporters from South Shore …

part 9 in series

Israel salutes America: 70 who counted in 70

Hubert Humphrey’s nickname was “The Happy Warrior.” The vice president, presidential candidate and longtime Minnesota senator was given the moniker by other politicians …


Countering intersectionality’s anti-Zionist hypocrisy

Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist Shaun King said that basketball star Draymond Green “got played” by visiting Israel on a Friends of the IDF-sponsored trip. A year after ejecting …


Rabbi Kenneth Brander succeeds Rabbi Riskin at Ohr Torah Stone

Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, former vice president of Yeshiva University and Dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, has succeeded Rabbi Shlomo Riskin …

world jewry

Why ‘Lucky Jew’ is popular in Poland

Visit a few shops in Warsaw or Krakow, and you’re almost guaranteed to find a figurine or picture of a haredi Orthodox Jew counting money. Offensive to some and just bizarre to others, the …


HAFTR community seeks to raise $1-million for family of Hindi Krinsky, 32

As the start of the school year approaches, students and faculty at the Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaway …


They’re picture perfect! Chabad’s rabbis of LI

Chabad’s Long Island rabbis gathered at the Chabad House in Brookville last month to share words of inspiration and discuss expansion of the Chabad Rabbinical Network of LI …


5 Towns put kids’ success in bag

Tov B’Yachad, the Orthodox outreach division of UJA Federation on Long Island, held its annual “Supplies for Success” initiative in HAFTR’s gym last Sunday in Lawrence, with …

part 1 in series

Israel and White House through 13 presidents

JTA’s veteran Washington reporter Ron Kampeas describes the U.S.-Israel friendship through portraits of 13 of presidents, from Harry Truman to Donald Trump. This is part 1 of a 3-part …


Europe goes bananas over an Israeli’s avocados

Last year, Ron Simpson was still managing talent for a living. But within a few months, Simpson, a 34-year-old Jewish marketing professional with no restaurant experience, …


Settlers welcome Huckabee to Trump-style Efrat

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee laid bricks in a new neighborhood in Efrat's Tamar neighborhood. During a ceremony reflecting President Donald …


Zionist Druze in a rift with Jews over state law

It is Saturday afternoon. There are hundreds of shoppers and day-trippers in Daliyat al-Karmel and in Isfiya, two Druze villages in Israel’s north. Once, an attempt was made to join the two …

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