Time to Allow Pollard to Go to Israel

 By Joseph Frager, MD  On October 1, 2018 the United States Department of Justice denied Jonathan Pollard’s request to transfer his parole to Israel. This was reported in Hamodia and...

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By Ariel Natan Dori After a recent appointment at an office near Northwell Health, formerly known as LIJ, I decided to take my daily walk in the area around the...

AN INSPIRING BAGEL

Every now and then it pays to take stock and do an emotional inventory, so to speak. And one of those points of curiosity over the years has been...

Other Side Of The Bench: Truth Or Consequences

By David Seidemann It began in 1927 with the selection of Charles Lindbergh as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Since then, every year the magazine has spotlighted the individual...

In Defense Of Ivanka And Jared

By Ben Chouake, MD (Dr. Ben) National President, NORPAC Member of the Board of Multiple Jewish Organizations While I usually try to stay above the fray of partisan criticism, I was personally...

Aliyah Chronicle: The Vote Is In

By Shmuel Katz Several weeks ago I wrote an article previewing the upcoming mayoral election here in Bet Shemesh. I analyzed the race and demographic trends here in Bet Shemesh...

THINKING OF KISLEV

As I drive around some areas, I still see some sukkahs standing on porches and in front yards. I don’t know if the people in these homes just did...

Editor’s Blog: Guns and Jews

In the aftermath of the deadly massacre in a shul in Pittsburgh, more people are engaging in conversations about guns. The talk is not just about the danger of...

Other Side Of The Bench: Need For Pain Relief

  In my 20s, I had the tremendous pleasure to serve as the regional director of the Central East region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth. Looking back, it...

Goldfeder: Vote For the Person, Not the Party

  By Phil Goldfeder Thank you for all the kind words and overwhelming emails following my article last week. Your encouragement and support are appreciated! The Far Rockaway Jewish Political Action...

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