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McLaughlin Sorry for Cuomo-Hitler Analogy (Video)

27 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
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)

26 Shevat 5773 – February 5, 2013
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.

20 Shevat 5773 – January 30, 2013
"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."

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

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.

Photographer Allegedly Handcuffed For Taking Photos

14 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
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.

Weberman Gets 103 Years

12 Shevat 5773 – January 22, 2013
Satmar counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.

NY Book Takes Top 2012 National Jewish Book Award

10 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.

Prison Bound Madoff’s Brother at Granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Little Rebecca told the assembled congregation that “the suffering of others should not be forgotten.”

NY Times’ Kristof: AIPAC and NRA Are Like Pigs

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."

NY Governor, Boston Mayor Declare Public Health Emergencies Due to Flu

2 Shevat 5773 – January 13, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.

11-Year-Old Table Tennis Standout Skips Match for Shabbat

21 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
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.

NY Boy Using Bar-Mitzvah Money to Establish Be’er Sheva Basketball Team

19 Tevet 5773 – January 1, 2013
A special dedication ceremony culminated in a friendly basketball game between kids from New York and from the neighborhood.

Man Pushed in Front of NYC Subway

17 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
A New York City man who was pushed in front of a NYC subway train has died, the second such fatality this month.

Brooklyn Hasid Indicted for Throwing Bleach in Rabbi’s Face

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
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.

Man Arrested in Bleach Attack on Rabbi Rosenberg

29 Kislev 5773 – December 13, 2012
Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."

Is Binghamton U. Jewish Center Tops in Dreidel Spinning?

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
A Jewish student organization at Binghamton University is claiming to have broken a record for dreidel spinning, but a student newspaper there says the spinners spun out before breaking the mark.

Post-Sandy Victims Given Extra Time to Apply for Aid

The deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties has been extended to January 28, 2013 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Guilty Verdict In High-Profile Abuse Case

Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Satmar chassidic community who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.

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