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The Eagles Have Landed

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
The third flight since June 18 brought 229 Jews home on the “wings of eagles” from New York’s JFK airport. The new Israelis – young and old, singles and large families – were greeted with tears and warm embraces from family members, as well as songs and a celebratory, 800-people welcoming ceremony organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh and its partners.

US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
“Fourteen hours a day in yeshiva but [a student] doesn’t learn a single word of English, math, history, science, geography, music art, nothing, nothing, nothing.”

Brooklyn DA Blames Israel for Mondrowitz Scandal

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
If there’s any story inside the Jewish community that closely parallels the sexual abuse cover-up inside the Catholic Church, it’s the story of Avrohom Mondrowitz.

Hey, Look, Ma, It’s an Anti-Semitic, Mentally-Deranged Elmo!

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 28, 2012
Jews are the least of Elmo's problems. Four days after a man dressed in an Elmo suit was forcibly ejected from Central Park for spewing anti-Semitic propaganda, an article revealed his frightening past. “I hate those [women],” he told a news reporter in 1999.

Video: Anti-Semitic Elmo Ejected from Central Park

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the...

Former 5th Av. Synagogue President Returns $410 Million to Madoff Victims

6 Tammuz 5772 – June 26, 2012
As president of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Merkin introduced Madoff to members like Mort Zuckerman and Elie Wiesel, who together took "a $2 billion bloodbath."

Kosher Delight Has Slung Its Last Burger

30 Sivan 5772 – June 19, 2012
Since opening in 1984, the restaurant has been a fixture for any Jewish tourists visiting New York and almost every religious Jew in the city has eaten there at least once. The reason for closing appears to be a combination of landlord greed and too many health code violations.

As NYC Jewish Population Grows, Haredim Deny Abusing the Safety Net

25 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
According to a survey of 5,993 individuals conducted by the UJA Federation, the Jewish community in New York City is growing, mainly fueled by an increase in the Orthodox and Chasidic community. The downside is, according to their critics, Welfare is a crucial ingredient in these communities.

NYC Health Commissioner Condemns Metzitzah B’peh, Recommends Safe Alternatives

18 Sivan 5772 – June 7, 2012
The New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has issued a strongly worded statement calling for an end to the circumcision-related rite of "metzitza b'peh," loosely translated as suction with the mouth. Last year, a baby died at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center from “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction."

GOP Hopes N.Y. Rematch Puts Second Jewish Republican In House

16 Sivan 5772 – June 6, 2012
WASHINGTON – Jewish Republicans nationwide are hoping a heated congressional race rematch in the New York suburbs puts a second Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.

New York Goes All White and Blue for Annual Israel Parade

14 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in Sunday's annual Celebrate Israel Parade in the Big Apple.

Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges

13 Sivan 5772 – June 3, 2012
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will join Speaker Sheldon Silver and Congressman Jerrold Nadler in endorsing Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for re-election on Sunday. Her major opponent, City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, has called the 10-term incumbent Velázquez anti-Zionist.

Abeles and Heymann Merges with Israeli Company Yehiam

4 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
US Glatt kosher deli manufacturer Abeles and Heyman merged with Israeli company Yehiam to help both expand their reach in the US market.

Haredi Event On Internet Dangers Draws Thousands Of Participants

3 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, intheir view, far more formidable: the World Wide Web.

At Least 50 Thousand Haredim Assemble to Decry Dangers of the Internet

29 Iyyar 5772 – May 21, 2012
More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

Orthodox New Yorker On Hunger Strike After Months In Bolivian Prison

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
Supporters say he’s an innocent man caught up in the tentacles of a corrupt Latin American regime. Authorities in Bolivia allege he’s a shady businessman with ties to drug dealers and money launderers.

Y-Love – Jewish, Orthodox, Black… and Gay

New York rapper Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, famed black convert to Orthodox Judaism and celebrated artist, has announced that he is homosexual in an interview with Out magazine.

NY Jews Lay Mitzvahs on Thick, Break World Record

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 3, 2012
Members of the UJA-Federation of New York set a Guinness World Record on April 29 for assembling the greatest number of sandwiches for the...

NYC Subway Wannabe Bomber Convicted

10 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
Bosnian immigrant Adis Meunjanin was found guilty on Tuesday of plotting to bomb New York’s subway system as an Al-Qaeda terrorist.

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field in May

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

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