Nisan 21, 5779, 04/26/2019

Jewish Teens From London Die in Sri Lanka Bombing

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two Jewish teenage siblings from London were among the more than 320 people murdered in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka,...

Yad Vashem Recognizes Dutch Couple for Hiding Boys During Holocaust

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yad Vashem posthumously recognized a Dutch couple as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding two Jewish boys during the Holocaust. A ceremony...

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Apartment Hunting in Israel During Chol Ha’moed

By Gedaliah Borvick A client wanted to go apartment hunting in Jerusalem during chol ha’moed Pesach but was unsure whether according to halachah he may...

Letter: Beto, Who Do You Think You Are?!

Dear Editor, I am writing to you today to express my views on recent comments by 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. Beto, as they call...

Yid Parenting: Making Kids the Focal Point of the Seder

One of the first questions people ask the morning after the Seder is: “When did your Seder end?” Many people consider it a remarkable...

News From the Hills: Keep Exploring

Ma rabu ma’asechah, Hashem — How great is your universe, Hashem, that You created for mankind; day and night, light and dark, mountains and valleys,...

Letters to the Editor: Build Others Up

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the family therapist who wrote that “so many parents sit in my office and are often surprised...

Letters to the Editor: Heartbroken

The Bagel Store: Heartbroken This article is so touching in so many ways. My husband, Yaakov, worked for Moshe, a’h, for a few years now,...

My Journey: Phones in the Basket

By Michele Herenstein I was on the LIRR last week, squashed into a seat, and the only view I had was of four people across the...

From the Editor: Are Democrats Anti-Jewish or Anti-Trump?

A few weeks ago, President Trump walked out to the media microphones on the White House lawn and nonchalantly announced that, in his estimation,...

Bagel Store: At the Seder

By Larry Gordon It feels like it was long ago, but with minimal effort, I can easily transport myself back to my father’s Seder table...

Letter: Thank You Shurat HaDin, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Dear Editor, Airbnb has reversed their biased decision to not allow Jewish listings in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). This didn’t happen in a vacuum. It...

It’s Pure Sugar!

  A lot of people complain that there’s nothing to eat on Pesach, but the truth is that it’s a great opportunity to eat healthy....

Dating Forum: Can I Trust the Man Who Dumped Me?

Question After my first divorce I met a guy and he became my boyfriend. I thought he was the guy of my dreams. After our...

Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel Has Something for Everyone

Review By Michele Justic As well-intentioned as Chazal were to create learning opportunities within the Seder, some people can lose interest through the night. The...

Mindbiz: Reframe Your Expectations of People Who Don’t Love You

Dear Esther, It’s hard to share this, but I was raised by a mother who, I believe, did not love me. I know that sounds...

The Way It Is: Warning Signs

  Not all surprises are happy ones. That sad fact was recently brought home to many of the people who live in my neighborhood, Woodmere,...

Real Estate with Anessa: On The Rise

  I was on a roll, cleaning up and preparing for Pesach weeks in advance. Proud of myself for having the house, and especially my...

Right View: Life Of Marton Sternberg, Part 7

Liberation Of Bergen-Belsen In Part 6, Marton was ordered to bury the dead in gigantic pits in Bergen-Belsen. It was obvious that the war was...

Ask the Columnist, Please

While Pesach cleaning, I found a whole bunch of questions that were sent in at some point that I somehow haven’t gotten to. So...

Dating Forum: Hashkafic Catch-22

Question I am a bachur who has been trying for years to get married. I was raised in a religiously lax home, attended co-ed schools...

The Way It Is: Say ‘Cheese!’

  Recently, a seemingly normal young woman in Arizona decided to take a selfie with a jaguar. When the story first broke, my assumption was...

From the Editor: Two-State Dream

By Larry Gordon Regardless of who in Israel can patch together a governing coalition in the aftermath of the Tuesday election — and it looks...

Bagel Store: Pesach Preparations

By Larry Gordon Why is it that no one seems to know how much shemurah matzah they are going to need for Pesach? Year after...

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Orlando Program Organizer Leaves Passover Guests

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Guests at a Passover program in Florida faced eviction after it emerged the organizer owed at least $75,000 to the...

One of Manhattan’s Remaining Judaica Stores to Close

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — Locals and visitors looking for a Judaica store here will soon only have two options. J. Levine Books and...

Israeli Who Fell to Death in Yosemite Was Re-Enacting Social Media Post

(JTA) — An Israeli teen who fell to his death last year while hiking in Yosemite National Park in California was trying to re-enact another iconic social...

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Editor’s Blog: Our Education Crisis

Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were...

POSSIBLE PEACE PROPOSALS

It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s...

Editor’s Blog: Larry Gordon Heads to the Polls

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