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New York Plastic-Bag Ban Begins March 1

Shopping in New York state is about to get a bit more environmentally friendly, expensive and inconvenient. On March 1, stores in the state will no longer be permitted to…

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Bridge-Builder

Since starting his four-year diplomatic term in August 2016 as Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Dani Dayan has mastered the art of diplomacy. Representing communities throughout New…

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As the Dust Settles

A look at what President Trump’s impeachment and acquittal could mean for American government The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump reached their long-foreseen conclusion last week with his acquittal…

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Sad to Be in Demand

Former ADL Director Abe Foxman Discusses the State of Anti-Semitism in America Today Abe Foxman never imagined that anti-Semitism, a subject he dedicated his life to fighting, would attract the…

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‘Counciling’ Against Hate

Chaim Deutsch is running for Congress, but he’s determined to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism until his last day in the New York City Council — and beyond. Deutsch, whose…

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A Life Among Ghosts

The Polish village of Parysów (Porisov in Yiddish) is not a large dot on the map of the increasingly popular Jewish heritage tours to Poland. Those with a good sense…

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Do Guns Really Keep Us Safer?

Stats, personal accounts, and a hashkafic perspective Aaron M* is a 27-year-old father of two. He does property management, learns the daf every evening with his chavrusa, recently celebrated his…

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Scandal in the Rearview Mirror

Russia and Poland are battling for supremacy in their quest to rewrite the history of World War II. “Never forget” is a phrase commonly associated with the Holocaust. Presumably, world…

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A New Middle East

As of this week, the world is a safer place without the likes of Qassem Soleimani, who not only built Iranian terror forces all over the world, but also caused…

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The Storm That Came Before the Hurricane

Perspectives on months of attacks in Williamsburg that preceded Jersey City, Monsey, and national attention to the rise of anti-Semitic violence. For more than a year before the murders in…

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Danon in the Lion’s Den

This was supposed to be an exit interview, but Danny Danon’s term is going extra innings. Danon’s term as Israeli ambassador to the United Nations was to have finished at…

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If I Can Do it, They Can Do it

  Rabbi Leibish Lish. Rabbi Leibish Lish to Present Masmidei HaSiyum B’ram — Indeed, Yehoshua ben Gamla’s name should be honored, for were it not for him, Torah would have…

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Who Are the Black Hebrew Israelites?

For most New Yorkers, the term “Black Hebrew Israelites” conjures up images of militant preachers dressed in pseudo-Biblical clothing, brandishing posters of anti-Semitic imagery, shouting about some wild conspiracy theory…

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The CEO, the COO and the Siyum

It was late in the evening of August 1, 2012, as the 12th Siyum HaShas was winding down. Rabbi Yosef Chaim Golding, Chief Operating Officer of the Siyum, was sitting…

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