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Iran Threat Hits Home

14 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
After the recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, Jewish institutions in the U.S. are asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat?

Modern-Day Miracle? Williamsburg Anti-Religion Billboard Doesn’t Hang on Purim

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, responds angrily: “The Jews have stopped the billboard. It’s really ugly bigotry. As a former Jew, it’s repugnant to see Jews act like this.”

In Response to AP Story, Chicago Police, Mayor Emanuel, Promise: We Won’t Spy on...

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced in response to an AP Exposé that his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims the way the New York Police Department had done in Newark, N.J., when he was the chief of police there. Mayor Bloomberg's response to the same AP story was: "We cannot slack in our vigilance. The threat was real. The threat is real. The threat is not going away."

In-Fighting at Brooklyn Food Co-op over Israel Boycott

4 Adar 5772 – February 26, 2012
If you have nothing better to do and you're member of the Park Slope Food Co-op, you should try to attend their Monday night meeting this week, when a group within the mostly organic-food loving, bicycle riding, inoffensive crowd of lefty New Yorkers, will be attempting to add the food co-op to the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Bring your own tomatoes.

Sukkah War Erupts Two Weeks Before Purim

Ya gotta' love the NY Post. Where else will you find a report on a "high-rise holy war" at the Trump Place Condominiums, where "one man's straw Sukkot" is driving the neighbors bonkers?

Iran to SC: Blame Israel for Absolutely Everything

30 Shevat 5772 – February 23, 2012
On occasion it's nice to read good things about one's country, reflected through the eyes of a sworn enemy. If half of what Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the UN Security Council about Israeli covert operations, cyber warfare, psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists is true, then we should sleep quietly tonight…

Students Ask, ‘Where Was The NY Times During The Holocaust?’

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
Last April, NYU student Emily Harrold embarked on the production of a film exploring why The New York Times under-reported the Holocaust during the 1940s. Now, a little less than a year later, the project has expanded to more than twenty students.

Mets First Win of 2012 Is Over Kosher Dogs

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

Kosher Food Vendor Suing the Mets

28 Shevat 5772 – February 21, 2012
one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

Save Your Frustration For Your Legislator

24 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
One thing that I consistently encounter when discussing affordable Jewish education is frustration and blame. The frustration comes from parents and others intimately involved in Jewish education.

Oprah Winfrey Impressed by Religious Jews

16 Shevat 5772 – February 9, 2012
After a day with Lubavitch Hasidim, Oprah Winfrey says Jewish Life offers a wealth of lessons for the world.

Teen Synagogue Firebomber Charged With Another Attempt

5 Shevat 5772 – January 29, 2012
The teen loner awaiting trial for the firebombings of two northern New Jersey synagogues has been charged with an additional arson attempt at the Jewish Community Center of Paramus.

Arrest Made in North Jersey Synagogue Attacks

1 Shevat 5772 – January 25, 2012
A 19 year-old from Lodi, New Jersey has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for anti-Semitic firebombings of 2 Bergen County synagogues.

No Politician Cares About Funding Private Schools

26 Tevet 5772 – January 20, 2012
There are two types of politicians we encounter when advocating to relieve our community’s tuition burden through the use of government funding: those who claim to be 100 percent behind us, and those who claim to be 100 percent against us. What’s interesting is that politicians in both categories do not seem to understand what “100 percent” means.

Heightened Security at New Jersey Synagogues

23 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
Heightened caution comes after a month of increasingly worrisome attacks against synagogues in Bergen County, an affluent part of New York City’s suburbs with a sizable Jewish population.

Attack on N.J. Synagogue Being Treated as Murder Attempt

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
An explosive thrown through the window of a New Jersey synagogue and residence is being treated as attempted murder, according to the prosecutor of Bergen County.

Syrian Community Members contest Synagogue’s Expansion Plan

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
In response to community objections, a prominent Brooklyn synagogue will not proceed, for the moment, with the construction of a 65-foot annex to its main building, according to several members of the Syrian Orthodox community in Brooklyn who asked not to be named. However, they will most probably not permanently shelve the project altogether.

School Excitement Vs. Parental Excitement

1 Tevet 5772 – December 26, 2011
It can’t be emphasized enough how important grassroots involvement is to political action. Serious unified support can impact the tuition crisis by making our community and its school choice allies an impenetrable voting bloc that must be listened to and that demands consistent results. How we get to “unified” is a challenge.

Jewish Businesses Attacked in Highland Park, Man Arrested

6 Kislev 5772 – December 1, 2011
A frightened Highland Park, New Jersey Jewish community rested a little easier Thursday, after a suspect in an attack on five Jewish businesses was put under arrest on Wednesday.

UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Celebrated in NY

5 Kislev 5772 – November 30, 2011
The United Nations Headquarters in New York convened the 34th annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Tuesday, holding events and welcoming international dignitaries. The day coincides with the UN General Assembly resolution ending the British Mandate and adopting the partition plan to create a Jewish state.

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