Education Bill

OU, Agudah cheer as DeSantis opens cash spigot

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday to establish a statewide voucher program in which every child will be eligible to receive nearly $8,000 towards schooling, tutoring or other …

Whats Changed?

And now, Kanye likes Jews

In a sudden about-face, Ye — née Kanye West — claims to have rescinded his vitriolic antisemitic views after watching Jewish actor Jonah Hill in the 2012 action comedy “21 …


Battling hate with a Holocaust survivor’s story

Two incidents of swastikas found in the Woodmere Middle School boys’ bathroom on March 14 and 16 prompted the school to bring a visitor to speak to the sixth- and seventh-graders last week in …

carwash scams

Passover panic again spurs carwash scams

State Attorney General Letitia James is alerting New Yorkers to be cautious of discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in advance of Passover. In previous years, car wash businesses in …

Kosher Kitchen

Lighten up your seders with veggie sides

I love the confluence of Pesach and spring. Warmer weather, longer days and lots of spring vegetable in the markets just in time for the sedorim and beyond. The food for Passover can be …

fighter for rights

‘Jewish mother’ of disability rights movement

Judith Heumann, the Jewish “Mother of the Disability Rights Movement,” died on March 4. She was 75 years old. The Jewish Federations of North America called Heumann a …


Israel-Polish diplomacy Aided by Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine helped to resolve a bitter diplomatic crisis between Israel and Poland over the Holocaust, Warsaw’s acting ambassador to Israel said over the …


Murder of Elan Ganeles breaks Conn. hearts

By all accounts, Elan Ganeles was a stellar young man. Kind. Respectful. Devoted to family and friends. He loved macaroni-and-cheese and playing the saxophone, according to a profile on …

Preparing for Passover

Shoppers struggle as prices continue to soar

A woman pushed her shopping cart down an aisle filled with Passover foods in a supermarket in northern New Jersey. She lifted a box of kosher-for-Passover soup mandle off the shelf and started to …


Lev Chana at HALB cheers its 100th day

Students at HALB’s Lev Chana celebrated the 100th day of school with fun projects and number games. At the end of the day, Lev Chana staff got together for their own celebration making candles …


Tu B’Shevat cheer

Children in Morah Deena Schwartz’s first grade CAHAL class at TAG proudly display their apple creations.  

fighter for rights

Remembering Heumann, whose life was a blessing

My friend Judy Heumann died March 4 in Washington DC, where she lived. Her name might not mean too much to many of you. But to thousands — and I do meant thousands — of people who …


Jewish Press editor arrested for Jan. 6 role

The editor-in-chief of the Jewish Press at the time of the Capitol riot was arrested last week and charged with interfering with law enforcement during the Jan. 6, 2021, violence. Elliot Resnick, …


Eastern J’salem schools raise child terrorists

February saw three terror attacks by Palestinian youths, two of whom were 13 years old and one of whom was 14. All were from eastern Jerusalem. The attacks have refocused attention on anti-Israel …


ADL audit: Jew-hate rises

The 3,697 US antisemitic incidents the Anti-Defamation League recorded in 2022 represent a 36% increase over the 2,717 it tracked in 2021 and “the highest number on record since ADL began …

Helping Ukrainian Jews

Baltimore teen aids Ukrainian Jews at Pesach

Every time 17-year-old Adrian Maydanich passed grocery-store shelves overflowing with kosher-for-Passover food in his Baltimore community, he stopped in his tracks. He could not stop thinking of …


Beginning to look a lot like Purim

Purim spirit is in the air at the Stella K. Abraham HS for Girls. With a hilarious costume contest on Tuesday and a “Dress Up Decades Day” on Wednesday, students displayed extraordinary …


Tu B’Shevat at SKA

Students at SKA enjoy a Tu B’Shevat seder.

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