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: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off the New York’s 92nd Street Y Stage Monday night in the middle of spat with J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami but denied reports that he said “students at Swarthmore College […]
Posted on: December 13th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Palestinian Authority influential businessman Sam Bahour wrote New York City’s outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “Thank you, but no thank you” after Hizzoner said he would donate award money of $1 million to “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel.” Bahour wrote, “’Commerce between the people in Palestine and the people […]
Posted on: December 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When Haredim engage in violence, it's always, without exception, unequivocally, for a reason.
Posted on: December 12th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Jewish Press has acquired a copy of a notice of discontinuance that was filed with the Supreme Court of NY County.
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.
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