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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.

Swastikas, Racial Slurs Spray-Painted on Cars, Playground & Overpasses in Orchard Park, New York

"Some of the slurs that were painted may upgrade the charges to some form of a hate crime, but that's further down the road," police said.

Anti-Semitic Vandals Target Hasidic Village of New Square With Swastikas, Hate Messages

This is not the first time New Square has been targeted by anti-Semitic vandals. There's been no arrest in the prior attack.

Lower East Side Shul Holds Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off Competition

Who will be crowned the new Stanton cholent champion?

3,000 Lubavich Women Emissaries from Around the Globe Gather in New York

Hailing from as far away as Bangkok and the Congo, and as near as the Hamptons and the Bronx, these Chabad women serve communities throughout the world.

Firefighter Who Insulted Jewish Parents of Lost Children Running for FDNY Union Leadership

Specht was a 9/11 first respondent and later collaborated with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart to promote the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

1,200 to Celebrate Israel’s Heroes at FIDF NYC Gala

Presiding as master of ceremonies will be Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman.

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