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Fire Started Mysteriously in Historic Landmark Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have joined the FDNY investigation.

Iceland’s WOW Air to Offer Tel Aviv – New York $149 RT Flights

Bring your own food and water, and download a movie on your iPad or laptop ahead of the flight.

Historic Lower East Side Synagogue on Fire

The synagogue's upper floors had been condemned since the 1990s, and in 2007 the building was closed altogether.

Danon: Palestinian Authority Paid $1B to Terrorists

A terrorist is sentenced and then jailed... "and then, he’s paid more than $3,000 every month.”

Lower East Side Synagogue Cautioning Next Door Art Center on Inviting Linda Sarsour

She has tweeted that a young Palestinian boy going to throw stones at Israeli soldiers is the 'definition of courage.'

Strengthening Our Community’s Security

We were thrilled to see this budget passed, but it was the product of diligent efforts by committed parents, educators, and lay leaders.

Pro-BDS Students Sue Fordham University Over Rejection of Students for Justice in Palestine

"The call for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel presents a barrier to open dialogue and mutual learning and understanding," Fordham's administration explained.

NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites ‘Ethnic Cleansing, Greedy Jewish Landlords’

"Jewish landlords... are at the forefront of pushing black and Latino people out of Upper Manhattan."

Albany Beat

The observant Jewish community is calling on state lawmakers to allow parents the right to choose where to educate their children.

Significant Progress In Fight For Increased State Aid To Jewish Schools

The OU hired lobbyists in Albany and partnered with Jewish day schools, parents, lay leaders, and volunteers across New York.

NY City Council Candidate Slams ‘Greedy Jewish Landlords, Donald Trump’

"Jewish landlords ... are at the forefront of pushing black and Latino people out of Upper Manhattan," he charged.
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Yeshiva Students Protest European Refusal to Demand Extradition of Elderly Nazi

Palij was not at home for this week's protest outside his house.

Assemblyman Werpin Wants Public Schools to Serve Kosher, Halal

Kosher airline meals are the most expensive type of airline meal served, costing nearly twice as much as standard meals, and offered at no additional cost.

71,000 Celebrate Friendly Musical Chairs on Bus of Peace

There was also Josh Mazza, who pointed out without the benefit of anything but prejudice that 'neither of those women are allowed to be educated or show their hair.'

Jewish Families Preview Next Year’s Cars at Javits on Chol Hamoed Passover

Families always face the dilemma of planning fun and appropriate activities during intermediate days of Passover.

Brooklyn Chabad Synagogue Robbed, Gabbai Attacked

The injured gabbai was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn.

Burning to Prepare for Passover in Brooklyn

A Jewish father teaches his daughter about the Torah commandment to burn all remaining bits of bread, etc. before the start of Passover.

Snub or Honor: the Case of UJA NY Federation and Phyllis Chesler

After news of the inglorious disinvitation spread, UJA Fed CEO Eric Goldstein offered Chesler an abject apology.

Report: HRC Mulling Run for Mayor of NYC

Since the consolidation of the five boroughs in 1898, not a single mayor of NYC has ever made it to higher office.

In NYC, Winter Storm Stella Brought A Mess But No Disaster

Although winter storm Stella packed a wallop in the north and south, New York City was largely spared its wrath.

FIDF NY Gala Postponed for First Time Ever over Blizzard Watch

FIDF’s flagship national event in New York has never been postponed before in the organization’s 36-year history.

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

COJO Breakfast Brings Out Community Leaders

A multi-faceted, non-sectarian, non-profit social service agency that acts as the eyes and ears of the community to address communal and individual concerns and needs, COJO provides assistance to more than 24,000 clients with more than 55,000 services.

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