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(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 3 days ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to

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Op-ed: Why Matzav’s attack on Jewish journalist Jake Turx is misguided and wrong

02/16/2017 5:54 PM

In an op-ed Thursday, the Jewish news site Matzav lashed out at Jake Turx, a reporter for Ami magazine, for having the audacity to ask President Donald Trump

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Donald Trump, Sean Spicer, and Democrats should all be citing Harry Truman today

02/08/2017 4:47 PM

President Donald Trump is coming under attack today for the same reason he usually is–attacking others, in this case Nordstrom, the department store that recently made

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CNN is worse than Buzzfeed in the gossip file saga

01/13/2017 11:06 AM Updated: 1 month ago

  Here is why CNN is much worse than Buzzfeed regarding the gossip file which made news this week: 1. CNN reported about the gossip file

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Remember that this is about settlements, not the UN

12/26/2016 6:02 PM

The fury from the Israeli government after the United Nations passed a resolution denouncing settlement construction was unsurprising. So too was the speed with which conservative Jewish organizations and

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Assisted Suicide Passed Senate Health Committee

11/06/2016 3:39 PM Updated: 3 months ago

  This column is hopefully going to be the first in a weekly series of legislative updates about important issues that affect the Jewish community and

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Glenn Greenwald, Apartheid and Me

10/10/2016 11:20 AM Updated: 4 months ago

(Howard Riell) I just had an animated back and forth via email with celebrated journalist Glenn Greenwald, for whom I have great respect — and now

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Executive Director of Yaffed Naftuli Moster Offers Clarification of NY Daily News Article

09/15/2016 11:49 AM Updated: 5 months ago

[Naftuli Moster]  This week I wrote an article for the NY Daily News that many in our community, especially Rabbi Yair Hoffman have perceived to be in

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Op-Ed: With the Conventions Over, a Reflection on the Two Major Political Parties

07/29/2016 12:56 PM Updated: 7 months ago

(By Chris Cruz). Both Republican and Democratic National Conventions are over, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton accepting their respective party’s nominations for president of the United States. In

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OpEd: What’s Next for The Lower East Side?

07/22/2016 5:50 AM Updated: 7 months ago

(by Ezra Friedlander). As a Jewish New Yorker in his mid-40s with a keen interest in the history of our people, the Lower East Side has always

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Editorial: Clinton’s Risky, ‘Careless’ Email Behavior Puts Her Judgment Into Question

07/05/2016 1:58 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Although nothing illegal was found in an FBI investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal email while she was the secretary of state, her “extremely

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Op-Ed: Looking Back at This Year’s Achievements by the NYS Legislature

06/28/2016 1:35 PM

(By John J. Flanagan). If the recently-concluded legislative session is remembered for one thing, it should be this: 2016 was the year the Legislature and Governor took significant steps

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Op-Ed: For Many Jewish New Yorkers, Hunger Is a Quiet Plight

06/05/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 8 months ago

(By Margarette Purvis). From Riverdale to Crown Heights, Jewish neighborhoods all across the city are grappling with a silent issue: hunger. Research conducted by UJA-Federation of New

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Op-Ed: Let’s All Work Together to Support Israel

06/05/2016 6:01 AM Updated: 8 months ago

(By Jason Dov Greenblatt). Since I was named as one of Donald Trump’s Israel advisors a few weeks ago, people have been sharing amazing insight and emotions with me

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Editorial: How Will the US Presidential Election Play Out? The Philippines Can Answer That

05/07/2016 9:15 PM Updated: 9 months ago

If Americans were to look ahead and see how the U.S. presidential election would play out, we would need to simply see who is elected into

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Op-Ed: The Election of Our Lifetime

04/18/2016 4:36 PM

(By David Shor). President Barack Obama will be leaving the White House in just a matter of months, but his legacy may stay. We were told that Obama would

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Op-Ed: NYS Senate Special Election — It’s the Democratic Party, Stupid

04/18/2016 9:50 AM Updated: 10 months ago

(By Adam Mayer). The South Shore has been inundated with so many mailers, meetings, phone calls, and advertisements all of which are confusing and sometimes conflicting.  The

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Op-Ed: No Honest Parent Would Support Donald Trump

04/15/2016 2:59 PM Updated: 10 months ago

(By Avrumi Weinberger). Parents have many demands of their children. We expect from them certain behaviors, and we are disappointed when they don’t follow through. We also know

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Op-Ed: Justice Reform Starts on the Street

04/14/2016 2:01 AM Updated: 10 months ago

(By Yossi Gestetner). Last year late July, Newsday reported that “Raynette Turner, 42, an African-American mother of eight, was taken into custody on a Saturday afternoon

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Op-Ed: A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Our Community

04/13/2016 4:54 PM Updated: 10 months ago

(By Nachman C. Caller). I will be voting for Donald Trump as the Republican choice for president in the New York primary on April 19, and I urge