2020

Harris’ Jewish angle: She planted trees, loves Israel

Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate — the first Black woman to be named to a major-party US presidential ticket. Background: The California senator …

beirut blast

The Lebanon coverup: Big blast may have been an accident. What led to it is what matters.

This article was originally published by the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, an institute organized by former Ambassador John Bolton. A few minutes after 6 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a …

jew in the city

‘American Pickle’ has heartworming moments but also throws religious Jews under the bus

I don’t think Seth Rogen is a self-hating Jew. That term gets thrown around far too often, so I don’t use it without good cause. I think Rogen, like many Jews today, has a …

census

Moving deadline for Census to Yom Kippur week threatens NY’s frum communities

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City, Rabbi Avi Greenstein knew he needed to make a big push to have people in his neighborhood fill out the census.  In Borough Park, where Rabbi …

aliyah

140 French Jews cite anti-Semitism, make aliyah

New olim from France — 140 strong — arrived in Israel last week, many reporting that anti-Semitism back home influenced their decision to move to Israel. “I was fired because I …

heros

Nevut guides lone soldiers as they return home

For the 450 Jewish lone soldier veterans aided by Nevut, the organization founded and directed by Ari Abramowitz makes magic. Three-year-old Nevut (Hebrew for navigate) offers essential …

movies

The real history behind Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

Seth Rogen’s “An American Pickle” is one of the most Jewish Hollywood films ever. In it, Rogen plays two Jewish family members separated by a century: Ben Greenbaum, a young app …

food

Making tabbouleh in an Instant Pot: Fail proof

Tabbouleh is one of my favorite dishes, especially during summer, because it is refreshing and chock-full of seasonal produce, like tomatoes and fresh herbs. …

loss

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, acclaimed scholar who made the Talmud more accessible, niftar at 83

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinzaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access …

business boosters

2 new papers launched by Jewish Star parent

Richner Communications Inc, parent company of The Jewish Star and the Long Island Herald community newspapers, is launching three new monthly publications …

food

A sweet and sour history of Jews and pickles

Pickling, the process of preserving food by preserving it in salt or brine, has a long history. For thousands of years, pickling fruits and vegetables — even meat, fish and eggs — has …

business boosters

2 new papers launched by Jewish Star parent

Richner Communications Inc, parent company of The Jewish Star and the Long Island Herald community newspapers, is launching three new monthly publications …


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