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Modern Orthodox Students Meet to ‘Slam’ in Poetry Combat

The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.

President Joel Bewailing YU ‘Substantial Deficits’

Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.” In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that...

Lhota: De Blasio Is Dinkins 2.0

“Did you miss me?” Lhota responded with a devilish smirk when asked by a Capital New York reporter about his new aggressive style.

UJA-Federation of New York Wall Street Dinner Raises Record-Breaking $27 Million

Special guest Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, thanked UJA-Federation for its continued support in tough times.

Harlem Voters Remain Calm Facing Hurricane Anthony

“Oh my God, that’s Anthony Weiner!”

Albany Beat

In a move viewed as an insult to Massry and the Jewish community, the Independence Party backed Ryba during a meeting on Yom Kippur.

Nadler Slams GOP over Churches, Synagogues Disaster Relief

The Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs and the National Council of Young Israel asked constituents to support the bill.

US Senator Chuck Schumer: American Sanctions Can Stand Alone

US Sen. Chuck Schumer says American sanctions against Iran will be very effective even if imposed independently.

PA Arab-American ‘Wins’ Jail Term for Stolen Lottery Ticket

A New York court sentenced on Tuesday Palestinian Authority Arab-American Andy Ashkar up to 25 years in jail for stealing a winning $5 million...

GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Reports for Jury Duty

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump reported for jury duty Monday in New York.

Street Poll: Jewish Voters Divided on Brother Anthony

“Not that I’m condoning what he did, but I always thought that he was good for the community.”

Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

Brooklyn Boy Killed By Van One Month before Bar Mitzvah

A Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van Tuesday night, one month before his bar mitzvah. Samuel Cohen-Eckstein, 12, was hit on Prospect...

NYC Gives $500K to Group Led by Violence-Glorifying Arab ‘Activist’

NYC gives $500K to an organization serving few and run by a Zionist-hating anti-Israel violence promoter.

Israel, New York Collaborate on Roosevelt Island Hi-Tech Center

The campus results from a collaboration between Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and New York’s Cornell University.

OU Slams Mayor de Blasio for Traif Only Free School Lunch Plan

The OU is planning an ad campaign condemning the mayor's failure to meet the nutritional needs of city children.

Swastika on the F Train

Anti-Semitic vandals in NYC scratch an F train with a swastika on Tuesday, leading to commuter delays.

NYPD, FBI Seek Assistance from Public on Truck Attack

Anyone with information, photos or video of the attack is asked to please contact NYPD or the FBI.

Bill De Blasio Visits The Jewish Press

Bill de Blasio, one of the Democratic frontrunner in the race for New York City mayor, met last week with the editorial board of The Jewish Press at the newspaper’s Boro Park office. De Blasio is the New York City public advocate.

NY Legislators Ask Jews to Attend Police Officer’s Funeral

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men...

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

NY Man Pleads Guilty to Violently Forcing Husbands to Free ’Agunot’

A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in...

NY Hasidic Village Agrees To Stop Gender Segregation In Public Park

Kiryas Joel in upstate New York agreed to halt gender segregation at a public park in the Hasidic village. The decision announced Monday by Kiryas...

NYC Councilman Successfully Takes on Neturei Karta at Anti-BDS Hearing [video]

NY Councilman Greenfield got fed up with hearing the anti-Israel tirades at the meeting, in particular from the Neturei Karta leader.

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