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Sandy’s Wrath Spurs Comprehensive Jewish Community Response

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely populated regions – which happen to be home to some of the country’s largest Jewish populations.

Prime Suspect in Etan Patz Case To Be Released Today

Jose Ramos, imprisoned for 20 years for molesting children and the prime suspect in the case of six year old Etan Patz, a Jewish boy from Manhattan who disappeared on his way to school on May 25, 1979, is set to be released on Wednesday.

Jersey Shore May be Spared from Nor’easter

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
FoxNews reports that residents on the Jersey Shore may have caught a break as the nor'easter will apparently veer away from them a bit....

Frum Democratic Candidate Promising to Turn Republican

Simcha Felder, Democratic challenger in the New York State Senate for the 17th Senate District (including parts of Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park), says he will caucus with the Republicans and vote for Republican Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader.

Sandy Flooding Closing Forward Offices ‘For Months’

The building at 125 Maiden Lane may remain closed for months while transformers, boilers and other equipment are replaced.

Mayor Bloomberg Gives Restoration Update

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said ion Monday that an  estimated 115,000 New Yorkers are still without electrical service, down from 145,000 yesterday. The lack...

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Due to Yeshiva Learning Style

19 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
A massive outbreak of mumps among Orthodox Jews in 2009 was due to the system of learning in yeshivas, according to a report by NPR.

Jewish Communities Among Dozens Decimated By Hurricane Sandy

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
“It’s like a war zone,” said Rabbi Akiva Eisenstadt, surveying the damage in Manhattan Beach, a day after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York.

Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

Flood Photos Submissions

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
Do you have a photo from the storm and flood? Send them in to to the Jewish Press, and we'll publish the best ones.   http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/embed/09C58jyDE0e5363S

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

New York Under Water

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
As of early Tuesday morning, there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes facing the high waters that submerged many parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. The Fire Department is forced to reach those trapped by boat.

Sandy Strikes

Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM. The...

Long Island Orthodox Woman a Volunteer Firefighter

13 Heshvan 5773 – October 29, 2012
Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says.

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

Brooklyn Suffers Surge in Anti-Semitic Scrawling

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday.

New Yorkers Get Together to Save a Distinctly Jewish Architectural Gem

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
The Bialystoker Nursing Home, with its distinctive orange brick and Art Deco façade, has been shut down for a year.

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.

Police Beat Up Unarmed Israeli in Brooklyn Jewish Center (Video)

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
The officers decided to arrest Halevi, who refused to be handcuffed and pushed the two cops off. In an instant, the male officer flew into a rage.

Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

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