I Was Barred From Becoming a Foster Parent Because I Am Jewish

By Lydia Currie (JTA) — When my father was 7 years old, he was placed in an orphanage. His own father had died and his mother’s mental illness prevented her from...

How Farhud Day Stymies Invented Palestinian History

By Edwin Black When International Farhud Day was proclaimed at a conference convened at United Nations headquarters on June 1, 2015, I wanted to achieve more than merely establish a...

Left, Right, Wrong

From The Editor By Larry Gordon Why is it that the media and other aggressive critics are so determined to work to undermine those who, on the surface anyway, seem to...

The Way It Is: Yellow Badge of Cowardice

Years ago, there was a jingle put out by Unilever, the company that manufactures Pepsodent toothpaste. If memory serves me correctly, it went something like this: “You’ll wonder where...

The Value of Having Seder at Home

By Rabbi Berel Wein One of the more amazing things about the holiday of Pesach is that even though it is over 3,700 years old, it is relevant and current...

Novak: What The Pope’s Problems Have To Do With Us

By Jake Novak It may seem like the Catholic Church in America is routinely mired in sexual abuse scandals and evidence of longstanding cover ups. But this time it’s different....

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Halachic Muse Dear Editor, Rabbi Yair Hoffman’s articles in the Five Towns Jewish Times add such a great touch of class and dignity to this periodical. I enjoy reading (learning) his...

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Remembering Ben Zion Shenker Dear Editor, I am most saddened to note the death of Ben Zion Shenker. He epitomized true Jewish “soul music,” touching the souls of all who...

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It’s Not The Men Dear Editor, I just read Rabbi Yair Hoffman’s article in the Five Towns Jewish Times regarding pants, leggings, and gym clothing (“The Gym and the Carpool,” November...

Re-elect David Stern In Woodmere Fire District

  On Tuesday, December 11, the Woodmere Fire District will conduct their annual commissioner election. This year, David Stern, a current active member of the Woodmere Fire Department, is up...

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De Blasio Calls BDS ‘Unacceptable’ During Speech on Antisemitism

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Likud’s Yisrael Katz Named Interim Foreign Minister

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