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  • Two Cuban women refuse to emigrate out of loyalty, but not to country

    Two Cuban women refuse to emigrate out of loyalty, but not to country
    She could have left Cuba many times. As a Cuban Jew, Frida Zaitman could have gone to Israel or the United States, maybe even Europe. But Havana was the home she knew, the refuge her parents had settled upon after fleeing a war-torn Poland and Hitler'...
  • Netanyahu allies urge Obama to respect Israeli election outcome

    JERUSALEM Israeli officials called on the U.S. to accept the results of last week's election amid signs President Barack Obama may shift policy in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory. Disputes should be resolved through "diplomatic...
  • Temple Beth Israel hosts Community Seder

    When Jews gather to celebrate the Passover Seder on April 3, they will celebrate one of the oldest traditions in the western world. Family and friends will gather to tell stories, sing songs, eat ritual foods and read from the Haggadah, a book that has...
  • There can be no democratic Jewish state unless there is a Palestinian state

    There can be no democratic Jewish state unless there is a Palestinian state
    Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater. She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing, and the procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called mikvah, felt...
  • Holocaust survivors honored at Torah restoration ceremony

    Holocaust survivors honored at Torah restoration ceremony
    Nine Holocaust survivors as well as Yachad (an organization for Jewish people with disabilities) members and 50 seventh grade students from the David Posnack Day School all participated in a ceremony recently to repair and rewrite letters in a Torah at...
  • Burial in Israel planned for 7 children killed in Brooklyn fire

    Burial in Israel planned for 7 children killed in Brooklyn fire
    NEW YORK —An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out the funerals Sunday before the children's bodies were to be flown to Israel for burial. The children's mother, Gayle Sassoon, and 14-...
  • Peace will come eventually but likely not in our time

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are dead because Netanyahu has declared there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime...
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu's win is a reality check

    Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irreversible way, does not think like they do. There had been a sense of urgency among moderate Israelis, and even an ounce of...
  • Stop shielding Israel

    Stop shielding Israel
    The editorial, "Bibi's costly victory" (March 19), describes the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as having come "at the cost of a deeply divided society, a badly frayed relationship with the U.S. and growing international...
  • U.S. doubts on Netanyahu could lead to 'other steps' in pursuit of peace

    JERUSALEM �� The U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a negotiated peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister, a question arises: "If negotiations are...
  • 'An Apartment in Berlin' examines trend of Jews' moving to German city

    'An Apartment in Berlin' examines trend of Jews' moving to German city
    A young Jewish man slipped on a Nazi uniform — swastika, brimmed hat, jackboots — and walked the streets of Berlin, drawing rebuke and curiosity in a city where the discomfiting echo of the past mingles with the vibrancy and bohemian flair...