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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The number of anti-Semitic incidents dropped 14 percent nationwide last year, but vandalism rose, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents that was released Monday. New York and New Jersey saw increases in anti-Semitic incidents. Nationwide, the audit counted 927 anti-Semitic incidents reported during the 2012 calendar year, a 14 percent decline from […]
Posted on: July 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Weiner accused the Bill Thompson campaign of smearing him based on this single contribution.
Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Don't yell Nazi Germany in a crowded NY mayoral race...
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Anthony Weiner has surprise everyone except himself by soaring to the lead in the Democratic primaries, but his use of the “Nazi card” to run down the “stop and frisk” policy may cost him points.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Saudi Arabia Airline refuses to issue tickets in New York for Israelis, even if they are only stopping off in Saudi Arabia for a connecting flight, a policy that contradicts federal law. The airline’s website asks travelers for their citizenship but does not have an option available for “Israel” although it does have options for […]
Posted on: July 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Anthony Weiner is leading the pack in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, with a three percentage point lead over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. His 25 percent support still is far less than the 40 percent needed to prevent a run-off vote after the primaries elections in early September. The same poll […]
Posted on: July 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
“To underestimate Weiner is to make a huge mistake,” Mr. Hikind said.
Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The money in the bill is the latest such appropriation under the 2007 U.S.-Israel Cooperation Act, which created a grant program to support research and development of renewable energy sources. […]
Posted on: July 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
"Donor Fraud" is when money is raised from Jewish donors on the pretext that it will be used to support the Jewish community, and instead some of that money is used to actively promote those who viciously attack Israel.
Posted on: July 12th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Quinn’s position runs counter to that of the U.S. government, which considers the West Bank Israel-occupied territory.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Did you know that a Jew serving in the IDF is against the religion of Jewish children in New York? And it’s okay to beat Haredi soldiers? No, you don’t. But we all know hatred destroyed the Holy Temple.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The UJA-Federation of New York raised $145.3 million in its annual campaign that ended June 30, exceeding last year’s total by $8.6 million. Adding bequests and endowments, $6.7 million raised for superstorm Sandy relief, and capital and special gifts, the federation brought in a total of $206.5 million. “This has been an extraordinary year of […]
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind has made sure his two sons are employed, with each of them having a legislative job, The New York Daily News disclosed Wednesday. Hikind admitted that his sons work as a legislative aide to Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr. and as a community liaison for Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, but explained, “I […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University has paid dearly with a tarnished image as a result of sexual abuse at the venerable institution. Former students now want it to pay very dearly – to the tune of $380 – for damages.
Posted on: July 7th, 2013News & Views → Local
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner found another subject to use as a soap box for his opinions – the crisis in Egypt. After having reiterated his stand last month that Israel does not “occupy” Judea and Samaria, Weiner recently said of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, “You can’t get elected by a relatively […]
Posted on: July 5th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The rabbi encouraged his flock to “take measures for the relief of the famishing thousands of their fellow mortals in that unfortunate and destitute country, Ireland."
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.
Posted on: June 28th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
J. Reznik Studios, owned and run by artist Jodi Reznik and her husband Jeff, has been using art to bridge communities.
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