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Katz being sworn in by Mayor Bill DeBlassio (R) and Congressman Joseph Crowley
 

New Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn In

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.

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Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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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: […]

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Reward Increased in Search for Menachem Stark’s Killers

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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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 […]

 

Squadron Favors Cuomo’s Marijuana Reform

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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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 […]

A suspect in the murder of Menachem Stark ZL was caught on security video.
 

Suspect in Stark Murder Seen on CCTV

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.

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Two More Charged in Met Council Scam

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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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 […]

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Menacham Stark ZL
 

N.Y. Post Sparks Storm with Cover Story on Stark Murder

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Stark was remembered by friends and relatives as a “go-to guy.”

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Menacham Stark ZL
 

Stark’s Body Found in Dumpster

Posted on: January 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

“He owed a lot of people money.”

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Rebbes and their flock at a rally outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices earlier this month. The notion that only non-Haredi Jews will get killed defending the Jewish State is repugnant. The idea that Israeli Haredi rabbis will go to the diaspora to say loshon hora against Israeli Jews is grotesque.
 

Israeli Rebbes Against the Draft to Pitch their Tent in America

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

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The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

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Met Council Cleared for State Funding following Scandal

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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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, […]

A cake, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, whose heroic acts saved upwards of 100,000 lives.
 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wallenberg, and Thank You for All Those Lives

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.

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Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville, LI, has been charged with attacks on half a dozen random residents in Amityville, Babylon and North Babylon since April.
 

Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.

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John Podhoretz (seen here on The Daily Show) was booed by the 92nd Street Y audience and shushed by the moderator, Forward editor Jane Eisner, when he defended Israel from claims that Israel was responsible for a recent academic boycott
 

Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

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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.

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Podhoretz Storms Off 92nd Street Y Stage in Spat with J Street

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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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 […]

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PA Businessman Rejects Bloomberg’s Million Dollar Offer

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

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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 […]

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What happened on Sunday, Dec. 1 that provoked the alleged Haredi outpouring of violence that resulted in serious bodily injury to one Taj Patterson, 22, on a street corner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 4:00 in the morning?
 

Where Are the Pictures?

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

When Haredim engage in violence, it's always, without exception, unequivocally, for a reason.

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The Bialystoker synagogue
 

Suit against Synagogue Dropped, Peace Returns to Lower East Side

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

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The Jewish Press has acquired a copy of a notice of discontinuance that was filed with the Supreme Court of NY County.

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Taj Patterson says he was attacked by a dozen Hasidim at 4:30 AM. But he was so drunk, it took police days to put together his story.
 

Hikind: Story of Black Student Attacked by Hasidim ‘Bizarre’

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

What were a dozen Hasidim doing out on the street at 4:30 AM, and how could they tell the victim was gay?

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Councilwoman-Elect Apologizes for ‘Jewish Landlords’ Comment

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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 […]

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A new independent rabbinical court will operate in New York to help solve the problem of "agunot" women who cannot remarry because separated husbands refuse them a divorce.
 

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

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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.

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