Laura E. Adkins, The Times of Israel

Laura E. Adkins

The Times of Israel

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Times of Israel
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Past:
  • JW Food & Wine
  • The Jewish Daily Forward

Recent articles by Laura:

Jared Kushner: Redrawing maps street by street while wearing a red string

5 takeaways from his interview with an Orthodox weekly as the author of the Trump peace plan reveals he had no idea he would even be working on it → Read More

Redrawing maps while wearing a red string: 5 takeaways from Jared Kushner's interview with an Orthodox weekly

The first son-in-law shared his approach to life, work and why he thinks he can achieve peace in the Middle East. → Read More

‘I think it’s Israel’: How US Orthodox Jews became Republicans

America's most religiously observant Jewish voters have undergone a diametric shift in the last 20 years -- but it may be the political parties themselves that have changed → Read More

How deep is Trump support among US Orthodox Jews? New poll says it’s complicated

What may be the most robust survey of America's most religiously observant Jewish demographic reveals that even within subgroups, there are massive differences in political opinion → Read More

'I think it's Israel': How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

Interviews with Orthodox leaders, Republican insiders and experts on Jewish politics, plus a close look at the data available, reveal two main reasons. → Read More

How deep is Donald Trump's support among Orthodox Jews? A new poll says it's complicated.

Voting for Trump, the president's job approval and the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem provide some surprising responses. → Read More

Reported bias crimes in New Jersey up by 65 percent in 2019

Largest number since 1996, biggest year-over-year increase since reporting standards implemented in 1991; figures by bias type not yet available → Read More

Biographer Robert Caro’s papers to get permanent installation in New York

New-York Historical Society to provide a home for some 200 linear feet of Caro’s notes, interview transcripts, drafts, correspondence, once-classified documents and writings → Read More

Orthodox Jews tried to build a home in Jersey City, the shooting won’t end it

Kosher store opened by Leah Mindel Ferencz, who was killed in attack, and her husband, was a foundation stone of new community of Hasidic Jews escaping Brooklyn's high prices → Read More

Victims of Jersey City shooting remembered as generous, helpful and courageous

The four victims included a grocery store owner, a young student, and a courageous police officer. → Read More

Jersey City shooting: Officials still unsure of motive

"We are not in the position at this time to say definitively why the suspect decided to stop in front of the supermarket and begin firing immediately," the state's attorney general said. → Read More

Can A Non-Kosher Latke Be A Symbol For American Chanukah?

NEW YORK (JTA) —Eight unassuming gourmet latkes have become the latest controversy on Jewish Twitter. A recent holiday issue of Food & Wine magazine featured a piece titled “8 Ways to Make the Best Potato Latkes of Your Life.” The problem? Two of those luxe latkes featured decidedly non-kosher toppings. One latke calls for both shrimp and squid, foods that are biblically forbidden to… → Read More

Soviet Dissident Natan Sharansky Named 2020 Genesis Prize Recipient

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Genesis Prize Foundation has announced that Natan Sharansky, a Jewish refusenik, prolific leader in the Soviet Jewry emigration movement and former Israeli politician, will be awarded the 2020 Genesis Prize. The Genesis Prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel,” was started in 2013 and is financed through a permanent $100 million endowment. The annual award honors “extraordinary… → Read More

The Israeli Settlements, Explained

Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump admin’s announcement legalizing them. → Read More

Jewish Man Stabbed Repeatedly Outside New York Synagogue

An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed multiple times on his walk to Monsey, Rockland County synagogue for morning prayers. → Read More

Jewish man stabbed repeatedly outside New York synagogue

The man was on his way to morning prayers. He is in critical condition. → Read More

Round Challah For Rosh Hashanah? Try These Other Traditional Shapes!

Jews around the world do bird, ladder, and ring-shaped challah. → Read More

Israeli woman hospitalized after confusing wasabi for avocado

60-year-old suffers 'broken heart syndrome' after mistakenly eating spicy dish at wedding, requires a month of treatment before returning to normal → Read More

Formerly Orthodox comedian Ari Shaffir’s latest X-rated set is all about Jewish law

He takes audiences on a deep dive through the intricacies of Jewish law. → Read More

8 Amazing Kosher Wines To Try

Best kosher wines under $25 for Jewish holiday meals this Rosh Hashanah. → Read More