Adrien Levin, z”l Atlantic City Businesswoman and Musician...

Jul 18, 2016 by

Adrien Levin, an Atlantic City businesswoman and musician, died on July 13 in Shore Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. The cause was heart failure.

“Even before gambling, most people thought of Atlantic City as an icon of pop culture, a center of honky-tonk music and rock-and-roll. But for many, it was also a magnet for classical music, attracting performers and lovers of opera, symphonies, and especially chamber music, and Adrien Levin was at the forefront of that effort,” said Mrs. Levin’s daughter, Susan Rosenbluth, editor and publisher of The Jewish Voice and Opinion…

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Art to Help New Organization for Jews with Special-Needs and To Commemorate the Seidenfeld Children, z”l...

Jun 7, 2016 by

At the end of May, the artwork of Brocha Teichman and the vision of Philyss Seidenfeld for a new non-profit called Anan Kvodo converged in Teaneck when Suzanne and Avi Stokar opened their home to celebrate a “Night of Beauty.”…

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A Resource Guide: The Palestinian Arab-Israeli Conflict...

Jun 7, 2016 by

For those with little or no background about the Palestinian Arab-Israeli conflict, trying to understand the nature of the dispute and why it remains unresolved can be quite daunting. Arab success in manipulating the media against Israel has added to the confusion.

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At HaZamir, Jewish Teens Sing, Learn Jewish Music, and Understand What It Means to be Part of Klal Yisrael...

May 9, 2016 by

Vivian Lazar knows that HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir, which she directs, is more than just a musical organization through which some 400 young Jewish students came together last month to present a gala concert celebrating four-part traditional and contemporary Jewish music.

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Why Is Ireland So Hostile to Israel, Why Do the Irish Support BDS, What Is It about Israel That Upsets Them?...

Apr 18, 2016 by

During her formative years, Israel received significant support in Ireland. Having experienced religious persecution themselves, the Irish identified with Jews. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case, according to Professor James Bowen of the National University of Ireland at Cork….

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Left-Wing Efforts Give Jews a Chance to Buy Israeli Products the Left Wants Boycotted...

Mar 29, 2016 by

Great news! Our far-left wing brethren in Israel are at it again, publishing lists of companies in Judea and Samaria they would prefer consumers avoid. But these lists work both ways, and, for those who want to support…

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Ess Gezint: Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher—for a Great Seudah...

Mar 17, 2016 by

When Mia Adler Ozair met her Israeli-Iraqi husband-to-be, she was an unadventurous Ashkenazi-American home cook who, as she says, “kept it safe in the kitchen.” All that changed when she met her husband. Both mostly secular in their separate youths, they were observant when they met. She calls him “Rebbe Shaul,” and he calls her his Neshama.

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Ess Gezint: The Kosher Silver Platter...

Oct 25, 2015 by

Over the years, many kosher cooks—and food writers— have learned to depend on Norene Gilletz, a Canadian-based Certified Culinary Professional whose work on healthy, often low-calorie recipes has been revolutionary. Click here.

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Ess Gezint: Jewish Slow Cooker

Jul 31, 2015 by

Laura Frankel is a professional chef who says she loves her slow cooker, a thermostatically controlled electric countertop appliance that consists of a lid made of metal, glass, or plastic; an insert made of glazed ceramic, metal, or plastic; and a housing unit fitted with a heating element. As a…

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Ess Gezint: Jewish Soul Food for Summer...

Jun 20, 2015 by

ewish Soul Food: Traditional Fare and What It Means by Carol Ungar (Brandeis University Press) is not another “coffee-table” cookbook, almost too beautiful to risk staining in the kitchen. This is a slim paperback with a mission: To showcase the deep link between Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs…

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At the One Israel Fund Dinner, the Message Was the Jewish Tradition of Bravery and the Need to Help Israel’s Most Vulnerable Communities...

Jun 16, 2015 by

Supporters of those who reside in Judea and Samaria must stop begging the UN and other world leaders to protect the Jewish nation, according to a Jewish spiritual leader who has gained a world-wide reputation in the Jewish, Christian, and secular world as an author, speaker, and media host. “We proclaim that our Creator protects us. We are a nation of destiny. We have to tell the world of our danger. Waiting for permission to speak weakens us,” said Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Often referred to as “America’s Rabbi,” Rabbi Boteach made his remarks as the keynote speaker at last month’s One Israel Fund’s 21st anniversary Gala Dinner, held in Manhattan. Supporting Yesha Since 1994, One Israel Fund has been dedicated to supporting the welfare and safety of the men, women, and children of Judea...

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Analyst: It’s Not Shi’ite vs Sunni; It’s Shi’ite Iran vs All Arabs—and Jews...

May 27, 2015 by

While most commentators view the current strife in the Islamic world as the continuation of the ancient battle between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims, one security analyst believes the conflict has been instigated by Iran for the purpose of dividing and then conquering the Arab world and, while at it, destroying Israel. “This war isn’t between Shi’ites, led by Iran, and Sunnis, led by Saudi Arabia. It’s actually a war between the Persian-Iranians and all Arabs, and, unfortunately, the Arabs are being played as fools by their Persian-Iranian puppeteers,” said Mark Langfan, a New York-based attorney who writes on security issues for Arutz Sheva and other publications. He also serves as chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel. According to Mr. Langfan, the Iranians have purposefully instigated Sunni and Shi’ite Arabs to fight each other,...

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“Special in Uniform” Allows Special-Needs Youngsters to Join the IDF—and It’s the Army and Society Who Benefit...

May 19, 2015 by

Several years ago, when an Israeli commander was asked about the place for special-needs individuals in the IDF, his response was that the army was not “a social-service agency.” Lieut.-Col. Tiran Attia does not necessarily disagree, but, he said, soldiers with disabilities are increasingly playing a role that not only makes the IDF better and stronger, but is also changing the way Israelis in general view those with special-needs. “It’s not usually discussed, but former Prime Minister Golda Meir had a grandchild with Downs Syndrome at a time when special-needs children were shunted aside so as not to shame the family. She always said she had a dream that, one day, disabled Israelis would be part of the general Jewish community. It is my decision to fulfill that dream,” he said. Mr. Attia made...

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Sephardi Center of Manhattan’s Gala East River Cruise Will Support New Immigrants from Europe Fleeing Antisemitism...

May 17, 2015 by

Sephardi Center of Manhattan’s Gala East River Cruise Will Support New Immigrants from Europe Fleeing Antisemitism On Tuesday, May 12, the Sephardi Center of Manhattan is offering a Glatt Kosher Sunset Cruise on the East River of Manhattan. The cruise, which will be the Sephardi Center’s fundraising gala, is open to the entire community. There will be a live music concert with an orchestra from Paris led by David Abitol and the opportunity to share piyoutim and other traditional songs of the rich, authentic Sephardi culture and heritage. There will also be a Chinese auction and a raffle with a round trip to Israel as a grand prize. Boarding for the cruise, which will leave from East 23rd Street at 2430 FDR Drive in Manhattan, will begin at 7pm, with sailing scheduled for 8....

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Believers in the Police

May 2, 2015 by

“Believers in the Police” Is the Hesder Yeshiva of the Israeli Police Force, Infusing Faith, Ethics, and Compassion Where None Existed There is no institution in Israel which carries more approval from the citizens of the country than the Israeli Defense Forces, an army which is viewed by the vast majority of Israelis and their supporters throughout the world as the planet’s most ethical fighting force. By contrast, there is almost no organization in Israel which engenders less admiration than the country’s police force. Throughout the country, the Mishteret Yisrael is viewed as uncaring at best. Many Israelis, whether on the political right or left, describe the police as abusive, corrupt, inept, and immoral. But if Uriel Cohen has his way, that image will be changing. As CEO of the new Maaminim B’Mishtara, “Believers...

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