In Israel, a new five month scholarship program being offered to young aspiring athletes – one of them could be you.
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News → Jewish
A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher products at the stadium on Shabbat. Kosher Sports Inc. had a 10-year contract with Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to sell hot dogs, sausages and other kosher products [...]
Posted on: March 3rd, 2013News → Jewish
Nachman Glauber’s rabbi told him to rush his wife to the hospital on the Sabbath after she said did not feel her unborn baby moving. The couple was killed in a crash. The baby was later delivered.
Posted on: February 5th, 2013News → Jewish
He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."
Posted on: January 24th, 2013News → Israel
The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.
Posted on: December 25th, 2012News → Jewish
Over the past ten years, the IRS has been unable to get the yeshiva to turn over payroll taxes for its 30 or so employees.
Posted on: December 20th, 2012News → Local
The fake website listed an NYC phone number to text with questions about donations.
Posted on: December 15th, 2012News → Israel
The specific subjects sought by Pollard's Israeli handlers were Syrian drones, Egyptian missile programs, and Soviet air defenses.
Posted on: December 10th, 2012News → Israel
Israel is an ideal location for migrating birds because it is located along the Great Rift Valley flyway.
Posted on: November 7th, 2012News → Local
NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely populated regions – which happen to be home to some of the country’s largest Jewish populations.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News → Local
Remember how the New York Times lionized the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street vigilantes?
Posted on: October 17th, 2012News → Local
The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.
Posted on: September 12th, 2012News → Local
In a move that has sparked outrage among many in the Flatbush Jewish community, the New York City Department of Education has set into motion the opening of a Truancy Center at 1780 Ocean Ave., corner of Ave. M. The location is just yards from Yeshiva Shaarei Torah, a girls’ high school.
Posted on: August 19th, 2012News → Global
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges and asset freeze to halt a $600 million Ponzi scheme, but the apparent Israeli offshoot is still up.
Posted on: July 25th, 2012News → Jewish
A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.
Posted on: June 13th, 2012News → Local
WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where Lieberman walked – and pointedly did not drive – to the local synagogue on his first post-nomination Shabbat.
Posted on: May 9th, 2012News → Local
Motor vehicle accident in the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Ave. P involving a minivan and four door sedan. It appears that accident had occurred on Ocean Parkway in the extreme right southbound lane. There are no apparent injuries. The right lane is closed with numerous members from FDNY at the scene.
Posted on: March 28th, 2012News → Local
The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the lower courts the issue of whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” on their passports – a ruling that drew praise from Jewish groups. The decision delivered Monday was a success for the family of Jerusalem-born boy Menachem Zivotofsky. His family for years has sought to force the State Department to agree to state on his passport that he was born in Israel, citing a law passed by Congress in 2002.
Posted on: March 20th, 2012News → Jewish
Following the resignation of bribery plagued Senator Carl Kruger, voters in Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Mill Basin and Midwood, are choosing his successor. Both candidates, Democrat Lewis Fidler and Republican David Storobin, have not discussed the issues so much as exchanged wild and nasty accusations regarding Storobin's affiliations with… neo-Nazis.
Posted on: March 15th, 2012News → Jewish
A Miami plastic surgeon decided on an innovative way to reach the market of nose job enthusiasts – young Jews ages 15-30 – and have fun doing it. He hired the Groggers, an up and coming Orthodox rock band, and traded a nose job for their hilarious Jewish video entermercial "Jewcan Sam." Now the American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to lower the boom on the guy.
Posted on: February 29th, 2012News → Jewish
The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel voted to provide emergency aid to the Jewish community of Greece, to help it address immediate needs in the wake of their country's terrible financial crisis. The $1 million will be spread over two years and help Greek Jewish institutions from going under. That amount will be just $250,000 short each year of the income of JAFI's top earner, Dr. Misha Galperin.
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