Pollsters Find Israeli Public Less Supportive Of Settlements

In previous decades, an American president who pressured Israel to freeze settlement growth, as President Obama has done, would have riled large sections of Israel’s Jewish population. But public sympathy for settlers and the settlements is currently at an all-time low, adding a new dimension to the sometimes tense relationship between Washington and Jerusalem.

?Ignorance Is Not bliss?: Ohel CEO David Mandel says the DVD produced by his agency is intended to ?evoke action.?

Orthodox Video Silent on Reporting Sexual Abuse to Police

A government-funded video made by one of New York’s largest Orthodox social service agencies — touted as its guide for dealing with child sexual abuse — makes no mention of abuse as a crime to be reported to police.


Popular Rabbi’s Comments on Treatment of Arabs Show a Different Side of Chabad

Like the best Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis, Manis Friedman has won the hearts of many unaffiliated Jews with his charismatic talks about love and God; it was Friedman who helped lead Bob Dylan into a relationship with Chabad.

From the Kitchen: Roberta Saltzman shows off two of the 700 cookbooks she?s collected on her own and donated to The New York Public Library.

A Cookbook Craze Becomes a Rare Collection

Looking for a Jewish cookbook with a recipe for lobster canapés? Then Roberta Saltzman is your woman. Or how about the Sinai Temple Sisterhood’s old cookbook from Marion, Ind., with its offering of venison with sour cream? Or stuffed bangus, a (kosher) fish from the Philippines used for a Filipino variation on gefilte fish and highlighted in “So Eat a Little,” published by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Jewish Community of the Philippines?

Solidarity: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, with Noam, right, and Aviva Shalit, the parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit Family Endures ‘Continuous Nightmare’

Asked how he and his wife managed to cope as they approach the three-year anniversary of their son’s kidnapping by Hamas, Noam Shalit was characteristically blunt.