annexation

Israel-bashers fail to see their game’s almost over

It’s a busy time for Israel-haters. So what’s new? Well, a lot. Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic congresswoman from Michigan who has a lengthening record of lies about Israel, last week …

anti-semitism

Anti-Semitism a social virus in PBS documentary

Any person who follows the news knows that anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by …

coronavirus

In race for a vaccine, first doesn’t mean best

About 120 research groups from various countries are racing to develop vaccines for COVID-19. Several formulations have already advanced to human safety trials. Although the frontrunners in this race …

who's in the kitchen

As my hubby hits 65, he’s as ‘Jerry’ as ever

Although my column’s been on break lately, I jumped at the chance to write an article this week when my fave editor Ed Weintrob asked if I would for the Shavuot edition. Since I last wrote, my …

coronavirus

Rabbis reassure women: Your mikvahs are safe

Women’s mikvahs are safe — and fear of COVID-19 should not block their use. Five-hundred viewers heard this message during a webinar on Monday night hosted by Mikvah USA and My Gift of …

shavuot recipes

Feasting during our corona ‘shut-in’ Shavuot

We’re masked, gloved and social distancing. I’ve exhausted all programs I want to see on Netflix. I’ve filled garbage bags with clothes that are too small, packed up old books and …

israel

Old City cable car, fast train plans may derail

Imagine being able to exit Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport, hop on a fast train to Jerusalem and within about 45 minutes, stand at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. That …

schools

From a HS principal: Positivity, planning

There is a perception right now that everything has changed, but what is the reality? We still need to educate our children and to prepare them for a complex future. …

anti-semitism

Cheers for Congress ‘Never Again’ ed act

Jewish and pro-Israel groups applauded Senate passage last Wednesday of the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States. The legislation, which passed …

coronavirus

Agudath Israel of America issues ‘road map’ for the safe reopening of shuls

On Friday, Agudath Israel of America issued this statement: We are all encouraged to see several states ease, or begin talks of easing, the long and difficult quarantine which has successfully …

coronavirus

50 rabbis in Five Towns say the crisis may be over, OK outdoor minyanim 'under specific circumstances'

On Rosh Chodesh I'yar, we disseminated a letter addressing the numerous calls and requests that had been presented to all our community Rabbanim regarding the possibility of issuing clear guidelines, …

opinion

Silence of the Jews: No outrage, left or right, after murder

A young Israeli soldier, Amit Ben-Yigal, was stoned to death last week by Palestinian Arab terrorists. The response of the American Jewish left was appalling. And the response of the rest of …

shavuot recipe

Here’s how to make cheesecake in an Instant Pot

A quick search for “Instant Pot recipes” will yield hundreds of ideas for savory dishes — everything from chilis, pasta, soups, casseroles, and more. But did you know that you can …

anti-semitism

Anti-Semitism a social virus in PBS documentary

Any person who follows the news knows that anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by …

coronavirus

Brooklyn family’s story of surviving coronavirus

For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Brooklyn’s Mill Basin neighborhood, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was seeing her beloved husband of 30 years, Shlomo Haviv, become ill …

food

Enjoying favorite Jewish foods — with a twist

“This is goyish,” said my friend during brunch one Sunday, as I was enjoying my lox and cream cheese bagel, overflowing with onions, cucumbers, and a host of other vegetables. I looked …

coronavirus

OU and RCA publish detailed guidance on the eventual reopening of shuls

With an eye on the eventual reopening of shuls, the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America issued a detailed statement on Friday afternoon listing 13 “principles that should …

coronavirus

YIW's Rabbi Billet: Minyanim happening in our community are a dangerous violation of Jewish law

The inability to pray with a minyan has been a painful consequence of this pandemic for many Orthodox Jews. And the desire to have a minyan three times daily, in any venue, is a genuine yearning of the soul for Orthodox Jews. …


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