As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK, will join the faculties of Yeshiva University and New York University
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Anti-Semitism is for Europeans, right? Sure, there is a swastika here or there in the US, but would a NY restaurant manager mock a Jewish worker and make fun of the Holocaust? Yes, he can. Aliyah, anyone?
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
“Did you miss me?” Lhota responded with a devilish smirk when asked by a Capital New York reporter about his new aggressive style.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Earlier on the campaign trail both candidates met with a Jewish Press panel.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Jewish Press recently asked New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota to address issuesof concern to the city’s Jewish community.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” and will be presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in May. The Genesis Prize Foundation was established in 2012 by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, a consortium of mega-wealthy philanthropist-businessmen […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Glatt kosher hotdog manufacturer Abeles & Heymann is donating $10,000 in hotdogs to the Masbia soup kitchen.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Global
Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al Libi, snatched off the streets in Libya last week by U.S. soldiers, is expected to appear in federal court in New York Tuesday on his way to being tried in the United States for terrorism. Al Libi’s wife has claimed that he has nothing to do with Al Qaeda […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Bill de Blasio intervened in in charges against a teacher at his daughter’s school and who protesting Israel’s policies in Gaza in 2004 and helped him avoid a jail term, The New York Daily News reported Sunday. Documents that now are available show that while de Blasio, leading candidate for mayor, was a city councilman, […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Bill de Blasio may well be measuring the drapes of Gracie Mansion as a new poll shows him with a commanding 44 point lead.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University has terminated Akiva Roth, 42, after past sexual misconduct came to light, officials said Friday.. The university admitted that it had “erred” by allowing Roth to begin teaching before his background check was completed. Roth, who had been hired as a Hebrew teacher at Yeshiva College, had pleaded guilty to four counts of […]
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 Park West in the Park Slope neighborhood after chasing a ball into the street, the New York Daily News reported. The boy was pronounced dead soon after arriving at nearby […]
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University hired a new faculty member convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior with boys, according to the Forward. The university, which is facing a major lawsuit concerning its handling of allegations of sexual abuse over several decades, has hired Akiva Roth, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to four counts of lewdness against several boys he […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Hillary Clinton, an undeclared candidate for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has told Human Abedin to ditch Anthony Weiner if she wants to advise her former boss at the State Dept., The New York Post reported Monday. The ultimatum has been given before but has greater meaning following Weiner’s embarrassingly poor finish in […]
Posted on: October 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an OU bulletin. The kosher Wonder Bread won’t be sold everywhere, but approved products will bear the OU’s symbol on their packaging. Previously, Wonder Bread was certified by the Triangle-K, which is […]
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Lhota: "David Koch’s beliefs on social issues are no different than mine or my opponent’s when it comes to women’s choice and women’s issues and other issues like that."
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views
In the September 10th Democratic primary for New York City Public Advocate, none of the five candidates received 40 percent or more of the vote. For that reason, on Tuesday, October 1, there was a runoff election for the position, which has a total budget of only $2.1 million. The cost of the runoff election? […]
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