The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
The Assembly is working on its own bill, and the unified version would be delivered to Gov. Cuomo.
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
It's fun to push back. God bless you, Mr. Silver, keep 'em running!
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Bill de Blasio, New York’s newly installed mayor said, “Part of my job description is to be a defender of Israel” while speaking at a private New York event of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “There’s no greater ally on earth, and that’s something we should say proudly,” he said last Thursday, as […]
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan said it will allow girls to wear tefillin during coed worship, going one step further than SAR High School, which drew a flurry of media coverage earlier this week for […]
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers. The New York City Human Rights Commission reached a settlement with the seven Hasidic-owned shops in a lawsuit the city had filed alleging that the stores’ posted dress codes implied gender and religious discrimination, according to the New […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Local
New York City has another husband-and-wife team helping to run the city with the disclosure that Rikki Klieman, the wife of Police Chief Bill Bratton, plans to go to community meetings with him and will use her connections through her appearance on CBS as a legal analyst to his advantage. The husband and wife duo, […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.
Posted on: January 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The family of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark has contributed $50,000 to what is now a total reward to $72,000 for information leading to the killer of the Satmar Hasidic real estate developer. The New York Police offered $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program pitched in with $2,000. “We have increased the reward in […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), who is the Senate sponsor of legislation to reform the in-plain-view marijuana statute, released the following statement in response to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address: “The Governor’s medical marijuana proposal represents a real step toward addressing our broken marijuana policy. It is also critical that we continue […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity. Former Executive Director David Cohen and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand larceny, money laundering and conspiracy charges. They pleaded not guilty. According to the felony […]
Posted on: January 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Stark was remembered by friends and relatives as a “go-to guy.”
Posted on: January 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
“He owed a lot of people money.”
Posted on: December 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The holy conference is not yet a done deal.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will be able to continue receiving New York State funds in the wake of the scandal that has seen its former CEO charged with stealing millions from the charity. The New York State attorney general and comptroller announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement with the Met Council, […]
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