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R' Moshe Taragin On a cold October day in 1941, the Jews of the Kovno Ghetto were assembled at an umshlagplatz (gathering place), about to be deported to their eventual...

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A TikTok rabbi helps Jewish Ukrainian refugees feel comfortable in Moldova shelters

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The Sound Of Silence

By Dr. Asher Mansdorf Simon and Garfunkel penned a tune many years ago that seems fitting as an introduction to the comments made at the April 4 Rockville Center Village...

National Siblings Day

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Today was National Siblings Day and I personally have always been a stickler for celebrating national days in some capacity. On National Chocolate Day, I eat it,...

Play Ball!

By Larry Gordon Next week, or if you are reading this after or on the second days of yom tov, last week, is what we usually refer to as a...

Calm, Casual, Hateful Words

By Larry Gordon The young woman approached the podium last week in Rockville Centre, Long Island with a look of assured confidence. She was going to address the village board...

And We Cried Out

By Yochanan Gordon It’s well-known that the Haggadah shel Pesach, outside of perhaps the Chumash, is the most widely reproduced book in all Jewish publishing. An old joke that was...

Is Being Against Black Churches Racist?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Some racism is politically incorrect. And other forms are “supposedly” fine. Let’s do an experiment. If you are in a classroom and have a smartboard, play...
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