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The Story Behind ‘The Giant’

Of the many Holocaust-era stories of heroism and tragedy, perhaps none is as haunting as that of Harav Michoel Ber Weissmandl, zt”l. One of the giants in the hatzalah efforts…

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What We Are Waiting For

A virtual reality tour brings the glory of the Bais Hamikdash into focus If there is an experience that reinforces the principle of “ein domeh shmiah l’re’iyah,” that there is no…

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No One to Answer ‘Amein’

A group of around 100 Jews (this author included) with faint connection to each other gathered this past April at New York’s Center for Jewish History. The glue that bound…

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BACK TO BROTHERHOOD?

Common Cause Creates Alliances British journalist Helen Stone, in a 2015 article, wrote movingly about her Auntie Lilly, a”h, who died at age 105. Lilly’s only daughter, Regina, married an…

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SCHOOL CHOICE: The Buck Starts Here

When advocates for private schools began to advocate for the smattering of available government funding sources in the 1960s, the move was considered novel and controversial. Those days seem a…

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In Pursuit of Law & Order

Former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly takes on global anti-Semitism One of the most celebrated and highly regarded figures in law enforcement, former Commissioner Raymond Kelly is the familiar face of the NYPD,…

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Keeping Safe in the Summer

Whether it is the degrees on the thermometer or the greater availability of parking on the streets of Boro Park, all indicators are clearly proclaiming that summer is in full…

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The Secret Battle for Yerushalayim

During the days of Bein Hametzarim, the Three Weeks, when we mourn the destruction of Yerushalayim, there is a heavy battle being waged over the city in general, and its…

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In One Voice: Part II

Four Torah-observant elected officials whose districts overlap come together for the first time in an exclusive interview on the issues facing New York’s Jewish communities. (Read Part I here) City…

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The Tragedy and the Unity

For five days, Jewish communities throughout the Northeastern United States mobilized a massive search effort for Rabbi Reuven Bauman, a Rebbi in a camp in Norfolk, Virginia, who had been…

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In One Voice: Part I

Four Torah-observant elected officials whose districts overlap come together for the first time in an exclusive interview. City Councilman Chaim Deutsch State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein State Senator Simcha Felder City…

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Past & Present

An interview with Dr. Israel Singer From the 1970s to the present, Dr. Israel Singer has been intimately involved in some of the most high-profile negotiations affecting the Jewish world.…

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College Drop-Out

Will America abandon the Electoral College to choose its presidents? For well over two centuries, few Americans have questioned the unique technicalities of how the country selects its presidents. Yet…

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Has the Shamir Been Found?

News that researchers had discovered a type of shipworm that has the remarkable ability to cut into rock has inevitably raised the question among some whether this creature — formally…

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Is America Sliding Toward Socialism?

Not all that long ago, endorsing the policies of “democratic socialism” would have been political suicide. What happened? The speaker returned to his home town to launch his first campaign…

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Vis-À-Vis Visas: Ukraine vs. Israel

  The war being waged between Ukraine and Israel is not a typical war. There are no explosives or bombs, just ego and a drive for revenge. And not a…

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Tariff War – Bracing for the Fallout

A middle-income couple enters a department store, looking to find a reasonable price for some common accessories. Perhaps a new scarf, a hat or a handbag. They riffle through the…

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Legislation – A Delicate Balance

Reactions from advocates for the Orthodox community to New York State’s rescinding of the religious exemption for vaccination The measles outbreak has placed representatives for Orthodox Jews in America in…

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