Devotion to dialogue clouds the Texas truth

The first and most important reaction to the latest attack upon an American synagogue must be prayers of thanksgiving for the fact that neither Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker nor any members of …

Jews and Israel

Hadassah pumps new generation with purpose

Woman power was front and center at Hadassah’s online Power of Purpose conference. Organizers of the Jan. 9 Zoom event pulled in such superstars as journalist Lesley Stahl, former first …


So, is Superman circumcised? Book says that if he’s Jewish…

Superman is the most famous character in the world. He’s the first superhero, an American icon — and he’s Jewish! ​Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two …


Goal-sharing Birthright and Onward Israel merge

Two organizations that provide Israel experiences for Jewish young adults, Birthright Israel and Onward Israel, are merging. …


Confronting Tutu’s vile ‘Israeli apartheid’ pitch

Back in 2003, I was a student at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School. I had married my classmate, Malkah, and we were both halfway through the last year of school. One day, we heard …


Haters push for ‘apartheid’ designation in 2022

Last week, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid warned that the new year will see increasing allegations that Israel is an apartheid state, with foes of the Jewish state targeting …


Tree cheers at HAFTR

As Tu B’Shvat approached, HAFTR Early Childhood Pre-K students participated in a beautiful Tu B’Shvat seder, sampling olives, dates, figs, grapes, pomegranates, wheat crackers and …


OU, RCA, Agudah on Texas

The OU said it was grateful to the Almighty,  to law enforcement, to national political leaders, to the Secure Community Network and others. “The OU Advocacy Center …


‘Big 10’ and the structuring of a good society

In the House of Lords there is a special chamber used as, among other things, the place where new Peers are robed before their introduction into the House. When my predecessor Lord Jakobovits was …

Five Towns

Atlantic Beach weighs move to kill Chabad plan

Atlantic Beach officials held a public hearing last week to air plans to seize property that Chabad of the Beaches purchased last November for $950,000. The plan to take the site under eminent …

kosher kitchen

Tu B’Shevat feasts go way beyond the ‘boxer’

I was about 6 and off to Sunday school to celebrate Tu B’Shevat. That’s when I learned it was a birthday party — for trees. Well, at least there would be birthday cake? …

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