United Hatzalah matching campaign aims to improve odds of survival from heart attack.
Posted on: February 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The letter lays out a litany of concerns regarding the intimidating atmosphere for students within Brooklyn College's political science department
Posted on: February 7th, 2013News & Views
Do not fear the bombastic speeches of the evil anti-Semites, for though they stand as giants before you, their voices will soon fade
Posted on: February 6th, 2013News & Views
GOP Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin previously has likened Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Julius Caesar. Today he compared him with Hitler and quickly apologized – after the damage, mostly to himself, was done.
Posted on: February 6th, 2013News & Views → US → NY
Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group, striking Koch in the head. The ex-mayor was bleeding a bit but wasn’t really hurt, and he mopped up the wound with his handkerchief. The incident would become one of Koch’s favorite stories, the moment, he would say, when “I shed a little blood for the people of Israel.”
Posted on: February 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.
Posted on: February 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."
Posted on: January 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
"Like the right to free speech, academic freedom rights are not unbounded; the department has basically yelled “fire” on campus, and locked the doors to their department after doing so."
Posted on: January 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.
Posted on: January 24th, 2013News & Views → US → NY
A Brooklyn photographer alleged that he was a victim of police brutality last week after an altercation with members of Brooklyn's 70th precinct left him in handcuffs and both his cell phone and camera damaged.
Posted on: January 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Satmar counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.
Posted on: January 21st, 2013Sections → Books → Book Reviews
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.
Posted on: January 21st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Little Rebecca told the assembled congregation that “the suffering of others should not be forgotten.”
Posted on: January 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."
Posted on: January 13th, 2013Sections → Health and Living
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.
Posted on: January 1st, 2013News & Views → Israel
A special dedication ceremony culminated in a friendly basketball game between kids from New York and from the neighborhood.
Posted on: December 30th, 2012News & Views
A New York City man who was pushed in front of a NYC subway train has died, the second such fatality this month.
Posted on: December 27th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.
Posted on: December 13th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."
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