Tammuz 11, 5780, 07/03/2020

First Person: What Americans Don’t Understand About Annexation

By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents...

Malkie Hirsch: Growing Up Gordon

I don’t recall exactly what I was doing when I received a phone call from my sister a few weeks before Dovid’s bar mitzvah,...

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I was looking for an attractive alliteration with which to title this article. There’s a relatively old movie called Sleepless in Seattle, which kept...

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It rained like mad on Sunday night. And as long as we are on the subject of being mad, following the intense rainstorm the...

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  I’ve wondered why people aren’t smiling back at me, even though I smile at most people most of the time. I finally realized that...

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COVID-19 Update July 2, 2020 I am very sad to report we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Nassau County was down to 25 cases...

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