From Moshe To Moshe—I Will Be With You

By Malkie Hirsch As we sat down for dinner tonight, the six of us eating and chitchatting about various topics, a thought of doing this family thing by ourselves without...

Breaking News Habit

It is difficult but necessary. I’m trying to reduce the amount of news that I consume because, for now anyway, I’m weary and need a break. I think I’m slowly...

Opinion: Trump’s Lies Will Make Defending Israel Harder Than Ever

By DAVID MEYERS (JTA)  — President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election. This fact is indisputable, and has been reported as such by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — some...

Ivanka Trump in the News and Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, some Jewish websites and print publications published a rewrite of a Vanity Fair piece on Ivanka Trump. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's piece was penned by...

Yochanan Gordon: The Soul of America

  We have weekly article deadlines, and I haven’t been all that good in honoring them lately. However, as much as I tried to write my reflections ahead of time...

Yochanan Gordon: The Mask in My Pocket

  Over the last couple of weeks I have written about teshuvah and our overall preparation for the Yomim Nora’im in the context of song. It occurred to me that,...

War Of Words In Israel: Are ‘Annex,’ ‘Occupier’ Right Terms?

By Scott Feltman Questions of “annexation” have taken center-stage lately. Since the revealing of President Donald Trump’s Peace Plan, pundits and politicians have been asking: Should Israel annex “Area C,”...

The Mask In My Pocket

By Yochanan Gordon Over the last couple of weeks I have written about teshuvah and our overall preparation for the Yomim Nora’im in the context of song. It occurred to...

Isaias: The Storm That Was

  By Alex Edelman, Mayor, Village of Lawrence Eli Kutner, Candidate, Village of Lawrence Trustee Pesach Osina, Candidate, NYC Council District 31 Paris Popack, President, Lawrence Association, candidate, Village of Lawrence Trustee On Tuesday,...

A Closer Look at Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, z’l, was a descendant of Rav Avrohom Weinberg, the first Slonimer Rebbe, one of the leading chassidic rabbis of the 19th century. He...
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(February 6, 2023 / JNS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime sent Israel a “near unprecedented” appeal for aid following the severe earthquake that hit the country on...

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