A Maine Rabbi Makes Aliyah to Israel

After seven years in Portland, departing with a mix of sadness and hope

Mothers of Two Friends Killed During Sandy Forge Unique Bond

‘I feel like our souls are connected because our children died together’

My Grandfather’s Transistor Radio Became a Lifeline During Hurricane Sandy

That radio bonded me to my grandfather, and to God, when I was a child. Decades later, it helped keep my family safe during a disaster.

At a Jewish Senior Center in Brooklyn, Anxiety Looms a Year After Hurricane Sandy

Life is back to normal, but for elderly residents of Brighton Beach, the storm was a reminder that nowhere is totally safe

Nathaniel Rich’s Apocalypse

The New York of the young novelist’s vividly imagined Odds Against Tomorrow looks an awful lot like us

Operation Israeli Weather

It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?

Congress Passes Sandy Relief

Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

In Defense of Sandler’s “Hallelujah”

The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.

Daybreak: B’nai Jeshurun Backpedals

Plus Hamas Chief arrives in Gaza for a ‘victory’ party

Daybreak: Gaza Rockets End, Israel Mulls

Plus the brother of the Toulouse gunman speaks

Daybreak: IDF Fires at Target in Syria

Plus New York Governor Cuomo asks for $30 billion for Hurricane Sandy

Singing After Sandy

A meditation on faith after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy

Embedded With the Elderly on Coney Island

A family of Jewish doctors work to save lives after Hurricane Sandy

Stranded in Coney Island’s High-Rises

Behind the iconic amusement park are devastated residential blocks where the elderly are locked in darkness

After the Flood, Election Fears

A Jewish Democratic couple faces a ruined Rockaways home and fears ‘disaster’ at disorganized polling sites

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