As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: December 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
What were a dozen Hasidim doing out on the street at 4:30 AM, and how could they tell the victim was gay?
Posted on: December 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
New York City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo has apologized for a previous statement about the “knockout” attacks on Jews in Brooklyn blaming “the accomplishments of the Jewish community” for “feelings of resentment” among the African American community. She also said that black residents in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn fear being “pushed out by their Jewish […]
Posted on: December 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.
Posted on: December 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The future New York City Councilwoman blamed the violence of "young people of color" in her community on "governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership."
Posted on: December 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
New York Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has been appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide, succeeding Italy’s Fiamma Nirenstein, who recently made aliyah to Israel. The steering committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians named Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, as its chairman […]
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a Hanukkah party Monday night that he will use the $1 million Genesis Prize to “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel,” the Daily Forward reported. It is not yet known which organizations will be assisted by the prize money. Bloomberg made […]
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein recalled the role of his rabbi and Jewish organizations in helping him realize he could succeed despite growing up in a working-class neighborhood. “The only person I knew who put on a suit everyday was our rabbi,” Blankfein told a crowd of 1,700 fellow Wall Street insiders and guests Monday […]
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Is there a correlation between the NYPD being ordered to stop "profiling" potential criminals and the proliferation of antisemitic violence?
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Some memories are so strong that they can smell the kosher food that used to be de facto Jewish law in New York City’s Lower East Side. Play it again, Shmuel.
Posted on: December 1st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, killing 4 people and injuring 60. The train operator of 15 years said that his brakes failed.
Posted on: December 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” says ,” says Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, who is a Karate black belt.
Posted on: December 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The interpreter was crying while translating the Polish rescuer's response.
Posted on: November 27th, 2013News & Views
13 yr old assailant was told he'd "lose respect" if he didn't punch someone in the face, so the 12 yr old he punched was not deemed victim of "Knockout."
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Her attacker is still at large.
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.
Posted on: November 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A man allegedly hit Perl square in the face, making him the latest victim of the vicious assault that's been terrifying New York City’s Jews.
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Pius XII's boss, Pius XI, was very troubled by his underling's dealings with Hitler, but he died before he could mount a campaign against the Nazis.
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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 the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient. “We intended to achieve a balanced budget by […]
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