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Jewish Communities Among Dozens Decimated By Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

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“It’s like a war zone,” said Rabbi Akiva Eisenstadt, surveying the damage in Manhattan Beach, a day after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York.

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Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

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Flood Photos Submissions

Posted on: October 31st, 2012

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Do you have a photo from the storm and flood? Send them in to to the Jewish Press, and we’ll publish the best ones.   Fill out form.

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Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: October 31st, 2012

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According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

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The East Village on Monday night
 

New York Under Water

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

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As of early Tuesday morning, there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes facing the high waters that submerged many parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. The Fire Department is forced to reach those trapped by boat.

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Sandy Strikes

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

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Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM. The storm was downgraded from a hurricane, but it’s 85-mph winds (with gusts up to 90 mph) along with 13 foot ocean swells, caused by the 900 mile-wide storm, are wreaking […]

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Shoshana Weiner, volunteer firefighter of Long Island, New York, volunteering in Israel with the Petah Tikva fire station in October.
 

Long Island Orthodox Woman a Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

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Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says.

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Fine Fare supermarket on Grand Street was packed right now with shoppers stocking up before the big storm.
 

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

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This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

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Brooklyn Suffers Surge in Anti-Semitic Scrawling

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

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A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Years ago, I shot this image for the Grand Street News from a high floor of the Seward Park co-op on Grand Street. I believe it captures some of the Art Deco beauty of this edifice.
 

New Yorkers Get Together to Save a Distinctly Jewish Architectural Gem

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

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The Bialystoker Nursing Home, with its distinctive orange brick and Art Deco façade, has been shut down for a year.

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Video surveillance showing Officer Luis Vega about to punch Ehud HaLevy in the face.
 

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

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The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.

Police beating up Ehud Halevi.
 

Police Beat Up Unarmed Israeli in Brooklyn Jewish Center (Video)

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

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The officers decided to arrest Halevi, who refused to be handcuffed and pushed the two cops off. In an instant, the male officer flew into a rage.

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Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

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In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

 

On The Scene: MVA 10/11/12

Posted on: October 11th, 2012

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MVA on Oriental BLVD. westbound between Amherst st. and West End Ave. One minor injury, FDNY at the scene.

Shameless: Valentina Romashova stole $150,000 from Holocaust survivors.
 

Another Holocaust Claims Conference Schemer Convicted

Posted on: October 11th, 2012

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Another participant in the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany scandal has admitted her role in that $57 million scheme to approve nearly 5,000 fraudulent applications, resulting in pay-outs to applicants who did not qualify for the programs.

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MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota.
 

MTA Sneaks In Free Speech Restrictions, Bypassing Court Ruling Favoring Anti-Jihad Ad

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

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These new regulations were announced on Thursday, just three days after the American Freedom Defense Initiative ads were put up with court approval.

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In April, 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu sampled a traditional, lavish Moroccan meal, in Or Akiva, Israel. While in New York, the PM went gaga over Eastern European Jewish food.
 

While in NYC, Bibi Devours Traditional Jewish Food

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

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While staying at a Manhattan hotel, on Friday the Israeli prime minister made a phone "to go" purchase from Pomegranate.

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Pouty Egyptian free speech sprayer Mona Eltahawy moments before getting arrested.
 

Egyptian Reporter Defaces Subway ‘Anti-Savage’ Ad, Sprays an Opponent, Gets Arrested (Video)

Posted on: September 28th, 2012

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Eltahawy was arrested Wednesday evening, September 26, in a New York City subway station because she insisted free speech included her right to deface an ad espousing a message with which she disagreed -- Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad. She also insisted her free speech right extended to spraying toxic paint on a woman, Pamela Hall, who tried to interfere with Eltahawy's efforts to deface Geller's ad. And then Eltahawy blamed Hall for interfering with her free speech rights and accused the arresting police officers of interfering with her "non-violent" protest, thereby engaging in anti-democratic activity.

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Caroline Starkman
 

Caroline Starkman Is Reunited with her Family

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

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Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has just posted an announcement on Facebook...

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Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

Posted on: September 9th, 2012

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A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the New York hotel the leader regularly inhabits during his US stays. The Warwick New York is set to provide a luxury suite to Ahmadinejad when he arrives  to address the United […]

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