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Tragic Deaths Cast Pall Over Community

New York’s Jewish community is still reeling after a young Williamsburg couple and their unborn child were killed early Sunday morning by a speeding car allegedly driven by a Bronx resident with a lengthy list of serious run-ins with the law.

Suspect in Williamsburg Lethal Hit and Run to Surrender

He said he fled the scene because he was afraid of being killed by his pursuers, and didn’t know the couple had been killed until he saw it in newspapers.

‘Miracle Baby’ Dies

The “miracle baby" who was delivered after his Satmar community parents died in a traffic crash en route to a hospital on Shabbat has...

Sandy-Battered Rockaways Residents Boo Schumer and Bloomberg

Hecklers in the Rockaways, battered by Superstorm Sandy, booed Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday. “For...

Satmar Couple Killed in Motzei Shabbat Car Crash; Unborn Baby Survives (Video)

Nachman Glauber’s rabbi told him to rush his wife to the hospital on the Sabbath after she said did not feel her unborn baby moving. The couple was killed in a crash. The baby was later delivered.

Nadler Slams GOP over Churches, Synagogues Disaster Relief

The Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs and the National Council of Young Israel asked constituents to support the bill.

Feiglin: When I am Prime Minister, Livni Will Be in Opposition

Feiglin finally is a Knesset Member after years of trying, but he is looking at the future. He told a Queens dinner, “When I am Prime Minister, God willing, Tzipi Livni will not be in my government.”

Former Columbia University Medical Center Employees File Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

In 2010, three employees were fired by the Radiation Safety Office at Columbia University Medical Center in a departmental reorganization. All three are Jewish, with beards and yarmulkes, and were between the ages of 57-65. Now each of the three men are suing on grounds of religious and age discrimination.

Kosher Barbeque a Smoking Hot Fad in New York

His 2-ton wood-burning “HaKodesh Barbeque” provides “pop-up” barbeques, complete with a dining tent, bales of hay and country music.

Hikind Defends His Blackface Hoop Player Purim Shtick

Is a Purim costume of a stereotyped black basketball player a racist slur, especially when a Jewish politician is behind the mask? NY legislator Hikind says it was “lots of fun.” No offense intended.

Modern Orthodox Students Meet to ‘Slam’ in Poetry Combat

The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.

Controversy Abounds Over FEMA Funding For Sandy-Damaged Synagogues

WASHINGTON – How essential is a house of worship to a neighborhood? That’s the crux of a question now exercising Congress as a bill advances that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by Superstorm Sandy last October.

NY Jewish Lawyer for ’93 Trade Ctr Bomber Seeks Relief from Restrictions

Kleinman is a pretty typical New York liberal Jew, by his own admission. He didn't choose Yousef as a client, but he will defend him and his rights to the best of his abilities, no matter what he might think about the man, his motivations, or his merit.

Civil Rights Violations, Lies & Audiotape: B’klyn College Still in Spotlight

We are now in a situation where there seems to be no two ways about it - someone is lying, maybe several people. And school officials, both administration representatives as well as faculty members were on the scene - so if the students were unfairly ejected, an apology will hardly suffice.

Russian Theater Troupe Takes Residence at Stanton Street Shul

This is Stanton's centennial year (it was founded back in 1913) and having an in house theatrical company seems absolutely in line with the shul's view of itself.

Nadler Pushing to Keep Guns Away from Child Sex Offenders

The Keep Kids Safe Act of 2013 would make it illegal for misdemeanor sex crime against a minor offenders to acquire firearms.

Orthodox Seeking Federal Funds for Sandy-Struck Synagogues UPDATED

The law will correct a defect in the current FEMA legislation by making clear that houses of worship are to be included amongst the nonprofit recipients of federal disaster relief aid

Northeast Under Blanket of Snow, NY City Spared Worst

The storm, resulting from the collision of two weather systems, affected at least 40 million people.

Brooklyn College BDS Event: Just One Example of ‘Hostile Environment’?

The letter lays out a litany of concerns regarding the intimidating atmosphere for students within Brooklyn College's political science department

Chloé Simone Valdary: ‘Jews of Brooklyn, Take your Place!’

Do not fear the bombastic speeches of the evil anti-Semites, for though they stand as giants before you, their voices will soon fade

McLaughlin Sorry for Cuomo-Hitler Analogy (Video)

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.

Thousands Pay Final Tribute To Ed Koch, Colorful Mayor And Champion Of Israel

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.”

Jews Win Right to Carry on Shabbat on Long Island (+ Video)

U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.

Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

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."

Brooklyn College Students Explain Academic Freedom to BC Profs, Admin.

"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."

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