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Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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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."

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Jewish National Fund Project Raises Concerns of Environmental Groups

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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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.

Rabbi Herschel Fogelman
 

Worcester, Mass. Yeshiva Seized by IRS Up for Auction as Illustrious Long-Time Leader Takes Ill

Posted on: December 25th, 2012

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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.

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Scammer Used Noah Pozner’s Name in Fake Donations Website

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

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The fake website listed an NYC phone number to text with questions about donations.

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Declassified: Pollard’s Handlers Wanted Arab and Soviet, Not US Information

Posted on: December 15th, 2012

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The specific subjects sought by Pollard's Israeli handlers were Syrian drones, Egyptian missile programs, and Soviet air defenses.

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International Birdwatchers Flock to Israel for Bird Festival

Posted on: December 10th, 2012

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Israel is an ideal location for migrating birds because it is located along the Great Rift Valley flyway.

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz collecting donations from students. 
(Photo courtesy of Rabbi Horowitz)
 

Sandy’s Wrath Spurs Comprehensive Jewish Community Response

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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.

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Debt Ridden NY Times Squeezing Writers, Golden Parachuting CEOs

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

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Remember how the New York Times lionized the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street vigilantes?

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Video surveillance showing Officer Luis Vega about to punch Ehud HaLevy in the face.
 

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

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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.

DOE building and Yeshiva Shaarei Torah, yards apart.
Photo credit: Naomi Klass Mauer/Jewish Press
 

Outrage Over Planned Truancy Center In Brooklyn Neighborhood

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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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.

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SEC Shuts Down $600 Million Alleged Online Ponzi, But Apparent Israeli Offshoot Still Functional

Posted on: August 19th, 2012

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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.

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Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.
 

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

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Fearing Anti-Mormon Prejudice, Romney Plays Down His Religion

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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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.

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On The Scene: MVA 5/09/12

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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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.

Nathan Lewin
 

Supreme Court: Jerusalem Passport Issue A Matter For Lower Courts

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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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.

City Councilman Lewis A. Fidler
 

Tuesday’s Senate Vote Amid Accusations of Neo-Nazism and General Nastiness

Posted on: March 20th, 2012

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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.

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Groggers' Doug Staiman and his nose.
 

Groggers’ Yidvid Nose Job Doc in Trouble with ASPS

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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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.

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Greece Jews to Receive an Entire $1 million in Emergency Aid from JAFI

Posted on: February 29th, 2012

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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.

 

Cheese Recall

Posted on: January 1st, 2012

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WORLD CHEESE COMPANY AND MILLER’S CHEESE CORP. IN VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SHREDDED CHEESE DESPITE TESTING NEGATIVE   World Cheese Company, producer of Haolam cholov yisrael cheese products, and Miller’s Cheese Corp. have issued a voluntary recall on a limited amount of shredded cheese packaged in a Wisconsin plant.   The Voluntary Recall was requested by the […]

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InDepth: Beit Shemesh Religious Tensions

Posted on: December 28th, 2011

News & ViewsIsrael

A protest in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday evening highlighted the problems and religious tensions facing this community.

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