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  • Sandy Wreaks Untold Havoc on Jewish Communities

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Sandy brought never-before-seen destruction to Jewish communities across the New York area and beyond. Communal officials have only begun to assess the damage.Read More


    Kosher Grocery Store Fires Worker for Blasting Israel

    By Rachel X. Landes

    A worker was fired from his job at a Long Island kosher grocery store after he spoke out against Israel.Read More


    9 Jewish Protesters Arrested for Gaza War 'Die-In' at Friends of IDF

    By JTA

    Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


    Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?

    By Hody Nemes

    A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?Read More


    U.S. Orders Airlines to Ground Flights to Tel Aviv After Rocket Explodes Near Ben Gurion Airport

    By Reuters

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.Read More


    Jews, Christians and Muslims Pray and Fast for Peace

    By Nechama Liss-Levinson

    A diverse group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim neighbors came together to learn, pray for peace and break the fast together in Roslyn, New York.Read More


    Jewish Doctor in JetBlue Drama Ousted for Launching Anti-Arab Gaza Bomb 'Rant'

    By Rachel X. Landes

    A Jewish doctor was bounced from a JetBlue flight for ranting at a Palestinian fellow passenger that she was a “murderer” who might blow up the flight.Read More


    Hasidic Brooklyn Baby Named for Three Murdered Israeli Teens

    By JTA

    A Brooklyn baby was named Eyal Gilad Naftali in memory of the three murdered Israeli teens.Read More


    Swastika Plane Banner Stuns New York Beachgoers in Coney and Brighton Beach

    By Rachel X. Landes

    New York beachgoers were stunned over the weekend when a plane flew overhead trailing a banner bearing a swastika.Read More


    Couple Charged in Ramadan Threat to Hamptons Synagogue

    By JTA

    A divorced couple from Long Island was arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to a synagogue in the Hamptons.Read More





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    • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
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    • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
    • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
    • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
    • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
    • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
    • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
    • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
    • Not a gazillionaire? Take the "poor door."
    • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
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    • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
    • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
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