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Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Bus riders from around the city will rally on Sunday at a bus stop across from City Hall to urge the Mayor, the Borough Presidents and members of the City Council to expand a successful “bus countdown clock” program that has worked on Staten Island. New technology allows for real-time clocks at bus stops that tell […]
Posted on: February 22nd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The statement from Ramaz said, “Our question was: ‘Is this the appropriate program?’”
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The Ground Zero Mosque developer will build a high rise in Mid-Town with a historic synagogue inside.
Posted on: February 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Outside counsel was brought in to correct financial irregularities; but he lined his pockets too.
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.
Posted on: February 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Who would have imagined that things Jewish on the Lower East Side of New York would get so tough that local Jewish residents must launch a petition to establish a kosher restaurant. “Kosher Restaurant in Seward Park” is an online petition of residents of the Seward Park co-op on the Lower East Side, urging their […]
Posted on: February 6th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Had a Muslim woman been stopped for reading Islamic materials, it would be front page news everywhere.
Posted on: February 5th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Boycotting a boycotter could boomerang, despite all of the good intentions off those behind the idea.
Posted on: February 5th, 2014Sections → Features
New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment – and of the Zionist cause even before that.
Posted on: February 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A group of "progressive" Jews attacked Mayor de Blasio because he told AIPAC his door was open to them.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A newborn in New York who underwent his ritual circumcision rite is undergoing treatment for neonatal genital herpes, according to the Forward, contracted after metzitzah b’peh, in which the ritual circumciser places his mouth directly on the child’s circumcision wound to revive the shocked blood stream. The New York City Department of Health and Mental […]
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
The Assembly is working on its own bill, and the unified version would be delivered to Gov. Cuomo.
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
It's fun to push back. God bless you, Mr. Silver, keep 'em running!
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Bill de Blasio, New York’s newly installed mayor said, “Part of my job description is to be a defender of Israel” while speaking at a private New York event of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “There’s no greater ally on earth, and that’s something we should say proudly,” he said last Thursday, as […]
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan said it will allow girls to wear tefillin during coed worship, going one step further than SAR High School, which drew a flurry of media coverage earlier this week for […]
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers. The New York City Human Rights Commission reached a settlement with the seven Hasidic-owned shops in a lawsuit the city had filed alleging that the stores’ posted dress codes implied gender and religious discrimination, according to the New […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Local
New York City has another husband-and-wife team helping to run the city with the disclosure that Rikki Klieman, the wife of Police Chief Bill Bratton, plans to go to community meetings with him and will use her connections through her appearance on CBS as a legal analyst to his advantage. The husband and wife duo, […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]
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