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  • 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-...
  • Israeli president calls for healing after divisive election

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that the new Israeli government will have to serve "all the citizens of Israel," and called for the country to begin a "healing process" after a stormy election campaign that highlighted deep internal divisions....
  • '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...
  • Obama says Netanyahu's comment complicates goal of Israel-Palestinian peace

    Obama says Netanyahu's comment complicates goal of Israel-Palestinian peace
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments before his reelection last week were divisive and make it harder to find a path forward toward peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said in an interview published...
  • Seven months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh

    Seven  months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh
    Almost seven months after the cease-fire that ended a devastating war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the militant group Hamas, the fighting's ruinous effects are visible everywhere in this ragged coastal enclave. Reconstruction efforts have barely...
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu wins, peace process loses

    The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech before Congress was deeply offensive but it was not a deal-breaker. The fact that Mr. Netanyahu was reelected by the Israeli people with his last minute promise not to support the two...