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Significant Progress In Fight For Increased State Aid To Jewish Schools

The OU hired lobbyists in Albany and partnered with Jewish day schools, parents, lay leaders, and volunteers across New York.

NY City Council Candidate Slams ‘Greedy Jewish Landlords, Donald Trump’

"Jewish landlords ... are at the forefront of pushing black and Latino people out of Upper Manhattan," he charged.
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Yeshiva Students Protest European Refusal to Demand Extradition of Elderly Nazi

Palij was not at home for this week's protest outside his house.

Assemblyman Werpin Wants Public Schools to Serve Kosher, Halal

Kosher airline meals are the most expensive type of airline meal served, costing nearly twice as much as standard meals, and offered at no additional cost.

71,000 Celebrate Friendly Musical Chairs on Bus of Peace

There was also Josh Mazza, who pointed out without the benefit of anything but prejudice that 'neither of those women are allowed to be educated or show their hair.'

Jewish Families Preview Next Year’s Cars at Javits on Chol Hamoed Passover

Families always face the dilemma of planning fun and appropriate activities during intermediate days of Passover.

Brooklyn Chabad Synagogue Robbed, Gabbai Attacked

The injured gabbai was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn.

Burning to Prepare for Passover in Brooklyn

A Jewish father teaches his daughter about the Torah commandment to burn all remaining bits of bread, etc. before the start of Passover.

Snub or Honor: the Case of UJA NY Federation and Phyllis Chesler

After news of the inglorious disinvitation spread, UJA Fed CEO Eric Goldstein offered Chesler an abject apology.

Report: HRC Mulling Run for Mayor of NYC

Since the consolidation of the five boroughs in 1898, not a single mayor of NYC has ever made it to higher office.

In NYC, Winter Storm Stella Brought A Mess But No Disaster

Although winter storm Stella packed a wallop in the north and south, New York City was largely spared its wrath.

FIDF NY Gala Postponed for First Time Ever over Blizzard Watch

FIDF’s flagship national event in New York has never been postponed before in the organization’s 36-year history.

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

COJO Breakfast Brings Out Community Leaders

A multi-faceted, non-sectarian, non-profit social service agency that acts as the eyes and ears of the community to address communal and individual concerns and needs, COJO provides assistance to more than 24,000 clients with more than 55,000 services.

Advocates Make Case In Albany For Increased Aid To Private Schools

State education officials say they spend $26 billion throughout New York on elementary and secondary education. That number is higher than most state budgets and more than the operating budget of many countries.

Hikind Doubts Jewish Stones Felled by Time, Weather

Local Jewish leaders, such as State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, are not convinced, and demand further investigation.

NYC Festival Mulls Russian Jewish Culture in America

"The uniqueness of this cohort’s multi-cultural identity makes their art special and relevant to their peers," said Ilia Salita of Genesis Group.

NY Man Charged With Terrorism, Said He’d Sacrifice Himself for Jihad

The suspect believed a cousin is an extremist fighter in Syria; he traveled to Turkey, trying to join ISIS or Al Nusra.

Gov. Cuomo to Rivlin: New Police Unit to Combat Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic attacks are "disgusting, reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition," said Cuomo.

Brooklyn Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Saturday

So far, hundreds of tombstones have been desecrated in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Rochester, and now Brooklyn.

Gov. Cuomo: No Time for Arabs in Israel Visit

This would Cuomo's second journey to Israel as governor, out of three trips abroad altogether.

Farewell to Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic Master of Melodies, Eli Lipsker, z’l

Eli’s recordings of Jewish music opened a path for other observant Jewish musicians and vocalists, and created an entirely new genre.

More than 1,500 Attend Biggest Ever Nefesh B’Nefesh Manhattan Aliyah Fair

Participants were invited to choose from more than 50 sessions, workshops and one-on-one meetings on topics ranging from home buying and education to professional licensing and health insurance.

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