2020

Jews fill top spots in the Biden team

Joe Biden filled the months before Inauguration Day lining up a slate of Cabinet secretaries, assistants and advisers, many of them Jewish. Biden’s choices reflect a diverse cross-section of …

2020

Washington’s key words of Torah

If we are looking for a passage that best speaks to the current American moment — a shaken American polity and still threatening pandemic — look no further than George Washington’s …

2020

Newspaper’s celebratory insurgency cover raises the heat in Five Towns; a senior MO rabbi is threatened

A lengthy, threatening note slipped into a package of Five Towns Jewish Times newspapers was left on the doorstep of Rabbi Kenneth Hain’s Lawrence home last Friday. It called Rabbi Hain a kapo …

five towns

A message from the editor–publisher of The Jewish Star

Let’s all take a deep breath. Those of us who are not addicted to …

2020

Blinken vows: Israel in loop on Iran deal

Several nominees for President Joe Biden’s national security team said on Tuesday that the United States isn’t yet ready to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint …

2020

Israel thanks Friedman, Trump’s man in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bid farewell to outgoing US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. A replacement for Friedman, a Five Towns …

loss

Pro-Israel groups mourn Sheldon Adelson’s loss

Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences over the loss of Sheldon Adelson, perhaps the most prolific individual donor to a wide range of Jewish and Israeli causes, who died on Jan. 11 at …

loss

Adelson rests on Mount of Olives

Dr. Miriam Adelson arrives at her husband’s funeral in the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem on Jan. 15. “Here I am, Sheldon, adrift in endless pain, sustained with …

viewpoint

‘Your suffering is our pleasure’: The primeval anti-Zionist glee over Sheldon Adelson’s death

When the former Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died in 2013, there were some on the left who regarded her passing as a moment for celebration. Social-media channels filled …

health

Mt. Sinai South Nassau docs offer vaccine updates

Though it could take many months for the Covid-19 vaccine to reach the majority of people, a number of physicians remain …

loss

West Hempstead loses Rabbi Kelemer, who built its frum community

Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, who for 38 years has been the spiritual leader of the Young Israel of West Hempstead, was niftar on erev Shabbat, Jan. 8, at age 74. “He made us all feel better …

loss

Lovers of Zion mourn a true champion, Sheldon Adelson

It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness. Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, …

loss

Bibi recalls Sheldon as a ‘huge Jewish patriot’

I feel deep sorrow at the passing of a wonderful friend, and wonderful person, the late Sheldon Adelson. With a broken heart, in the name of my wife, Sara, on my own behalf and in the name of many …

special report

Eyeing the sources of anti-Jewish hate in US

As the repercussions of the deadly Jan. 6 mob invasion of the US Capitol continue to reverberate across the country and beyond, like most Americans, many in the Jewish community looked on with shock …

retrospective

Opinion: American Orthodoxy’s political suicide

The great writer Aaron Sorkin wrote: “Decisions are made by those who show up.” Sadly, if there’s anything the American Orthodox community has done over this past year, it has …

Israel

Pollards stroll in Jerusalem

Our photographer spotted Jonathan and Esther Pollard as they strolled holding hands on Agripas St. in Jerusalem, near the Machane Yehuda shuk.                 …

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