web analytics

Thompson, de Blasio Ditch Charter School Talk Fearing Teachers Union

Mr. de Blasio dropped out less than an hour before he was supposed to appear on stage.

JCC Watch: Stop Giving Jewish Money to Fund Anti-Israel Activities

Pro-Israel groups are now turning to the UJA-Federation and asking that it stop providing funds to organizations which use those funds to promote virulently anti-Israel activists. If not, a "Close Your Wallet" campaign will begin this summer.

Republican Senator Apologizing for Son’s Racist, Antisemitic Tweets

Sen. Flake apologized Wednesday for his son's use of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and antisemitic remarks in social media.

Jewish Complaints Prompt University to Set Up Diversity Website

Florida Atlantic University has launched a website promoting diversity following complaints from Jewish groups about activities on campus by a pro-Palestinian group. The website features...

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women...

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Nearly 70 Years After War, Holocaust Memorials Continue To Proliferate

No earth was moved last month at the groundbreaking of one of the nation’s newest Holocaust memorials.

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.

Brooklyn Loves Weiner

Anthony Weiner did what presidential candidates usually do: sign autographs.

Gillibrand Adds Kosher Food to Emergency Assistance

An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance. The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand...

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

Hispanic TV Personalities Taste Israel

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home."

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Yahrzheit for Lubavitcher Rebbe Expected to Draw 50,000 Visitors

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z"l), who passed away...

Rabbi Who Compiled Laws of the Sabbath Dies at 85

Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah," died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of...

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....

Can a Bearded Candidate Become Mayor? Yes and No

“I didn’t leave my beard — my beard left me,” de Blasio told The Post.

Pot Quinn Accusing Kettles of Pandering to Jews

Quinn actually said: “You know what else is wrong? … Going into communities and pandering and telling them what they want to hear just so you can get their vote."

Joe Lieberman Returns to Law Practice, Seeks Israeli Clients

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman has returned to law, acting as senior counsel at the New York office of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP. He...

Pillar of Melbourne Jewish Community Dies

A Vilna Ghetto survivor and partisan fighter whose restaurant in Melbourne became a meeting place for the postwar survivor community died on Saturday at...

Would You Care for an Arvind Mini Knaidel?

NYC chef names new dish on Indian-American spelling bee winner.

US Says Falk ‘Unfit to Serve,’ Chucks his Bid to Expel UN Watch

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant … and that’s why Falk wants to shut us down."

Thousands of Haredim Protest IDF Draft in Lower Manhattan

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

Puerto Ricans Cheer Weiner a Week after Jews Booed Him

New York City’s annual Puerto Rican parade gave the city’s mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner a rousing welcome Sunday, one week after the controversial candidate...

Latest News Stories

Sponsored Post

Recommended Today

Something Random from the Week

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/thompson-de-blasio-ditch-charter-school-talk-fearing-teachers-union/2013/06/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: