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Robert Sugarman to Chair Conference of Major Jewish Organizations

Robert G. Sugarman, the immediate past chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, has been nominated by a committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major...

American Friends of IDF Open up New Home for Lone Soldiers

A new home for Lone Soldiers in Israel was opened in Ramat Gan with a special ceremony marking the conclusion of the $5 million...

Subway Chaos over Arrest of Teen Harassing Jewish Rider (Video)

When he received no reply, the young man said "You think you're better than me? We are cousins."

CUNY Claim of No Constitutional Violations at BC BDS Event Flawed

The standard for judging whether constitutional rights can be abrogated is not, as the Investigators claimed in their Report, based on sincerity, but on whether or not, at the very least, there is a reasonable belief that the Four were about to disrupt the BC BDS event. The Investigators stated clearly that there was no such reasonable belief at the time the Four were ejected from the event. Therefore, based on the evidence provided in the CUNY Report, it would appear that the constitutional rights of the four Jewish pro-Israel students were violated.

Brooklyn Woman Admits Stealing $1 Million from Jewish Cemetery

A Brooklyn woman pleaded guilty to charges that she stole $1 million from a Jewish cemetery on Staten Island. Ilana Friedman, 51, admitted to grand...

Peter Vallone, Jr. Visits The Jewish Press

Peter Vallone Jr., the frontrunner in the Queens Borough President’s race this fall, met last week with the editorial board of The Jewish Press at the newspaper’s Boro Park office. Vallone, a city councilman representing Astoria, Queens, touted his strong backgrounds in both public safety and running a small business, as well as his being a longtime supporter of Israel and of more funding and benefits for private schools.

On First Day of Trading, Fairway Shares Up 33%

I think this means they're doing fabulously well.

Peres: Torah Does Not Ban Women Wearing Tallis at Western Wall

President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”

Rabbi Broyde Admits To Using Fake Internet Persona, Takes Leave From RCA

Rabbi Michael Broyde, a leading Modern Orthodox rabbi and dayan, admitted to using a fake persona to join a rival rabbinic organization and herald his own work in scholarly journals.

Anthony Weiner Scores Number Two Position in Mayoralty Poll

Anthony Weiner, New York City, new york city politics, Mayor, elections, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, polls,

Satmar Sets up ‘Draft Refugee’ Panel to Send Yeshiva Youth to US

This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

Mezuzah Firebug Remembers Nothing from that 2-Day Bender

“I don’t hate nobody, I don’t even remember. . . . It don’t make no sense.”

Nadler Reintroducing Bill Helping Elderly Turn US Citizens Faster

“This commonsense bill would remove unnecessary hurdles for elderly immigrants."

Yom Ha’atzmaut Draws 200 New York UJA Leaders

The UJA Federation of New York’s William Rosenwald Mission landed in Israel Sunday with 200 leaders who will be celebrating the country’s 65th anniversary...

‘Nazi Essay’ Teacher Placed on Leave

One of the three classes given the assignment refused to do it.

One Door Closes, Two Open: Two Shuls Host Geller Talks Sunday

So, in the end, the intimidation against her led to an amplification of Geller's message, not a diminution.

Geller’s Talk Cancelled, L.I. Shul, Sun. School Kids Threatened

Geller was dismayed that her talk was shut down, but she understood that once her opponents, the Muslims and the liberal Jews alike, were willing to put the safety of Jewish Sunday School children at risk, or simply to allow their Jewish parents to believe there was a risk to their children, her talk would be cancelled.

Mezuzah Arson Suspect Has Long Record of Crime

Neither robbery, drugs, assault nor weapons can keep a man in jail and stop his appointed rounds of setting fire to mezuzahs containing verses...

Mezuzah Arsonist Strikes Again, Evoking Familiar Jewish Fears

The message is “that we are unwanted here, and I don’t know why.”

Roger Waters Proves Hypocrisy of Israel Boycott Advocates

Roger Waters, formerly of rock band Pink Floyd fame, has learned how absurd it is to demand that speech be shut down, and has come to see the virtue of open-mindedness and tolerance. At least when it comes to his own speech and tolerance for his own brand of intolerance.

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