media

NY Times, which extols sticks and stones that break Israeli bones, is scared silly of words.

When the top editor of the world’s newspaper of record flips and flops and flips again on a subject as sensitive as use of the N-word, you know things are getting messy at the New York …

coronavirus

Guidelines for a pandemic Purim published by OU, RCA

The approaching Adar and Purim represent the sobering milestone of a year since the arrival of the pandemic on these …

shoah

World needs to stop whitewashing key Shoah fact: Its victims were individuals … and they were Jews

Elie Wiesel penned his first memoir about being a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps while traveling on a ship from Europe to Brazil in 1954. Later, reworking …

history

Found in Israel! Ancient royal purple-dyed cloth

In a groundbreaking discovery, Israeli archaeologists have recovered scraps of fabric dyed in royal purple, also known as true purple, dating back to the era of the biblical King David. The …

coronavirus

Palestinian jab clash erupts in Riverdale

When Rabbi Avi Weiss and Jamaal Bowman exchanged views on Israel before last year’s Democratic primary election, it made national news. But the founding spiritual leader of The Bayit (the …

opinion

Andrew Yang got it right on BDS

We’re used to politicians mangling history, whether out of carelessness or partisanship. So it was a breath of fresh air when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang recently shared a …

2020

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

A lengthy, threatening note …

coming home

Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace …

bde

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski z”tl

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski zt”l, a renowned Torah scholar, psychologist and the author of some 90 books, was niftar on Sunday in Israel at the age of 90. He had been battling COVID-19, according …

viewpoint

Joe Biden, Anne Neuberger and dual loyalty

Amid the whirlwind of anger, violence and recrimination that followed the November 2020 presidential election was the singular concern over where …

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 …

opinion

Andrew Yang got it right on BDS

We’re used to politicians mangling history, whether out of carelessness or partisanship. So it was a breath of fresh air when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang recently shared a …

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