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Hundreds of synagogues have been shuttered for months. Jewish organizations are slashing budgets and staff. Jewish community centers, saddled with empty gyms and child care centers, have laid off … more
Many Long Island students were among some 4,000 students who participated in this week’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. They made their presence felt, attending sessions, lobbying their … more
The theme of this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference was billed as “Today. Tomorrow. Together,” the essence of which seemed to be lost in all the political noise … more
It was one of those weeks where every day brought another great idea for a column. First, I attended an insightful lecture by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik that connected the festival of Purim with … more
Reactions to President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace from Jewish groups … more
Jeff Seidel cheerfully admits to having a terrible sense of direction. “It’s the worst,” he says with a grin. “I get lost coming out of the shower.” But if … more
These are the remarks that Rep. Kathleen Rice prepared for delivery last Shabbos at Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence.  There’s no denying that it feels a little different being in a … more
From a seemingly endless stream of reactions to the tragedy at Chabad of Poway, we’ve chosen to quote from two — by Rabbi Hershel Billet of the Young Israel of Woodmere and Rabbi Chaim … more
Joe Biden, a born and raised Roman Catholic who likes to cross himself when making a point, knows what faith he would be if he were ever overcome with doubt about his own. “If I’m … more
In commentary on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s denigrating of Jews, a vital dimension of her outbursts has been largely overlooked. Pundits have seen her motivation as a deliberate rejection … more
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