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ZOA: Smashing the Muslim-Jerusalem myth

It’s time to end the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims. Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish nation under King David and other Jewish kings for hundreds of years. The U.S. …

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With nod to Israel and to truth, Reform voice backs Jerusalem move

This is excerpted from a post by David Kaufman, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, the Reform synagogue in Des Moines, Iowa. David Ben Gurion declared Jerusalem to be the …

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Conservatives say yes; from Satmar, a big no

President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement elicited positive and negative responses from Judaism’s religious left and right. The left-leaning Conservative movement cheered the president, …

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Full text of President Trump's Jerusalem speech

When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same …

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Rabbi Shteinman, z”tl, humble giant of Torah

Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, the leader of Torah Jewry, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 104. Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended his levya (see page 1). Visiting the small …


Budapest Chanukah rolls onto the ice rink

BUDAPEST —The 150-year-old outdoor ice skating rink in this city’s center is the largest in Central Europe, stretching across 3.5 acres. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come for the …

making aliyah

Go Beyond! Alternatives to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Many Jews who move to Israel only have eyes for Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Whether it’s Tel Aviv’s wealth of startups, sunny beaches and culture, or Jerusalem’s …

united nations

Haley: Trump move good for peace

U.S. ambassador to the U.N Nikki Haley told a Security Council meeting on Friday that “the prospect of peace is advanced, not set back,” by President Trump’s Jerusalem …

who's in the kitchen

Double trouble! This time, it wasn’t Jerry’s fault

In the last two weeks, my husband Jerry, did nothing more ridiculous than usual, thus leaving me with no material to write about. Fortuitously, I managed two doozies on my own. Jerry and I were …


Amazon to hyper charge the ‘start-up nation’

When the online retail giant Amazon recently entered Israel’s high-tech ecosystem, it was far from business as usual in the “start-up nation.” As the conglomerate began …


HANC shabbaton in Monsey

At their all-inclusive Monsey shabbaton over Shabbat Toldot, HANC sophomore boys heared from the Rabbi Yaakov Twersky of Milwaukee, who spoke with and blessed each boy individually.

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Rav Shteinman, z”tl, giant of Torah Jewry

Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the levaya on Tuesday of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian haredi community, who died at the age of 104. Rav Shteinman, …


A Chanukah message: no religious corruption

After  their glorious victory and rededication of the Temple, the Hasmoneans established the holiday of Chanukah to be celebrated by Jews for all future generations. The festival of lights is an …

health mind and body

Event at CitiField views health care with halachic eye

The venue — and the crowds — keep getting bigger. Five Towns-based Achiezer moved its annual Jewish Healthcare Conference and Expo to CitiField last Sunday …


Trump draws broad Jewish and Christian support on Jerusalem

It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, or …

kosher kitchen

Gifts from the oven make tasty Chanukah treats

Canukah is a wonderful time of year to have company and trade recipes for latkes and more. I used to make sufganiyot every year. I loved doing that, but now, I prefer experimenting with latkes and …


Bibi electrifies Africa on third visit in 18 months

Decades after a massive diplomatic campaign by former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to build relations with sub-Saharan Africa, current Prime Minister Benjamin …


At SKA, sisters 'big' and 'little'

An early effort through which SKA works to ensure that each student is be comfortable during her high school years is the annual Big Sister/Little Sister event. Every ninth grader is paired with …

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What does it mean to be Modern Orthodox?

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,