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JCC Maccabi Games to Hold Worldwide Minute of Silence at Opening Ceremony

23 Av 5772 – August 10, 2012
Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

18 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and...

14 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

6 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

Nadler Hails 20-Year U.S. Govt. Lease at One World Trade Center

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of Lower Manhattan welcomed the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a 20-year lease for 277,000 sq. feet of office space at One World Trade Center.

Nadler Pushes to Keep Families Seated Together on Commercial Flights

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial...

The Eagles Have Landed

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.

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