deal of the century

Miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue: This plan is different from all previous plans

After three years, the “Deal of The Century” has finally been revealed, generating some support from a number of Israel’s Muslim neighbors and opposition from some in the …

health mind and body

Coronavirus: Advice from Touro's medical school

The Touro College and University System’s medical school is offering advice on how to confront the spreading Coronavirus. The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College …


Frum community grows in a bastion of Brexit

CANVEY ISLAND — This scruffy-looking town on the mouth of the Thames River is known for its oysters, sea breeze and the nativism of its residents. It’s also home to one of …


News of Shoah was buried, Rambam is told

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Rambam Mestiva HS in Lawrence hosted Jewish studies scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff. The talk by Medoff, whose …

deal of the century

Kushner: Deal is Palestinians’ last chance for state

“I do believe you’re going to start seeing a lot of normalization between Israel and Arab countries, and that’s a great thing,” senior White House adviser Jared Kushner told …

deal of the century

Israelis, Palestinians eye Jordan Valley annexation

Ahead of the March 2 Israeli elections, officials of both the Likud and Blue and White parties have repeatedly spoken in favor of annexing the Jordan Valley. The Trump …


Frum community grows in a bastion of Brexit

CANVEY ISLAND — This scruffy-looking town on the mouth of the Thames River is known for its oysters, sea breeze and the nativism of its residents. It’s also home to one of …

DRS alumni gather in Eretz Yisroel

DRS is proud of its alumni who spend a year following high school learning in yeshivot in Eretz Yisroel. Every year, the menahel, Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky, together with Director of Israel …


AMIT sets 95th anniversary mission to Poland, Israel

On the occasion of its 95th anniversary, AMIT is planning a mission to Poland and Israel in May. The trip will showcase AMIT’s many accomplishments and offer an opportunity to meet Israeli …

Daf Yomi

At 17, I finished studying Talmud’s 2,711 pages

I didn’t start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion. When I started learning a page of Talmud per day (Daf Yomi) at age 10, I didn’t realize that …

'deal of the century'

Peace to Prosperity: The Trump Mideast Peace Plan

Here are links to the full 180-page report … and a point-by-point analysis by the ZOA.


Trump’s frum friends: Poll says it’s complicated

Last year, one of the largest Orthodox synagogue associations in the United States held a gala dinner replete with bright red baseball caps emblazoned with the words “Build Israel Great …

deal of the century

It’s game over for the blood libel of Oslo

From 1994 through 1996, as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces, I served as a member of Israel’s negotiating team with the PLO. Those years were the heyday of the so-called peace …

five towns

3 nites of JEP/Negeela ‘Harmony’ in 5 Towns

Over three nights next week, thousands of women and girls in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities will participate in Harmony XIII, song and dance performances by the kiruv organization JEP …


Bridge building at Darchei

Fifth grade talmidim in Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway built a bridge, illustrating the Talmudic principle of Hekesh. Earlier in the school year, the talmidim celebrated the beginning of their …


Nefesh B'Nefesh guides seniors to retirement in Israel

For some number Diaspora Jews, turning retirement dreams into reality also means realizing a lifelong dream of living in Israel. More than 6,000 Jews from North America …

Daf Yomi

Opening teenage eyes with one dose of Shas

I have never been to a football game. But last Wednesday, I entered MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL’s New York Jets and Giants, with over 350 teenagers. …


‘Laden with guilt’: German president’s speech

At the International Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem last Thursday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lamented his country’s role in the atrocities of World War II and condemned the …

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Life and death are in the power of speech

What is the Jewish stance on cursing and curse words? Researchers have found that about 0.7 percent of a typical American’s speech is made up of swear words. …


Beyond final encore: What culture brings to Jerusalem

Established in 1961 as a classical music festival in Caesarea, the Israel Festival, now in its 58th year and which runs this year from May 30 to June 15, was “relocated” to Jerusalem in …