United Hatzalah program honors our survivors, war veterans with specialized medical care
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Unless this becomes law, a terrorist who aided in the U.S. hostage taking in Iran will get a U.S. visa
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The oldest surviving synagogue building in the United States was evacuated Tuesday night after New York firefighters discovered cracks in columns supporting the second floor. The structure was built in 1849 and was the home of Congregation Anshe Chesed before being bought in 1986 by the Spanish sculptor, Angel Orensanz. The center is an art […]
Posted on: April 1st, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Kiryas Joel in upstate New York agreed to halt gender segregation at a public park in the Hasidic village. The decision announced Monday by Kiryas Joel, which is populated by Satmar Hasidim, settles a lawsuit filed in December by civil liberties groups, according to the Courthouse News Service. The Kinder Park was opened in April […]
Posted on: March 27th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
NYC council members proposed legislation requiring NYC public schools offer Islamic-compliant food.
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Another New York City man has pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish husbands to give their wives religious divorces. Simcha Bulmash, 30, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., to participating in the extortion ring, […]
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Global
Chabad-Lubavitch officials say “there’s no way in the world, come Passover we will not make a seder for the thousands of Jews who are relying on us” this year in Katmandu, Nepal.
Posted on: March 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Peretz Sontag, a widely respected Orthodox Jew from Monsey who has been missing for 10 days, was found dead in his car that crashed over a ravine. Police are not treating the death as a suicide. After he was reported missing, police said that Sontag had been depressed and indicated he might harm himself. His […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
A New York man has gone to court for the return of several Nazi-looted artworks from the controversial collection of Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich. David Toren, 88, whose father and uncle were art collectors in the pre-war German city of Breslau, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to demand the […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Following the Minchah (afternoon) service, led by the Vyelipoler Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Frankel, rally participants recited several passages of Tehillim.
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
A huge explosion in New York City at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, sent “people flying out the windows,” of a five story building, killing two women, injuring 18 and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the New York City Fire Department and witnesses. The explosion occurred at Park Ave. and East […]
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Brooklyn College has finally apologized to the four Jewish Pro-Israel students it ejected from a BDS forum last year.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]
Posted on: February 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
If you could save a person’s life, would you slow down? Of course you would. Convincing your neighbor might be more complicated. Luckily, science is on your side. Transportation Alternatives just launched a campaign to lower New York City’s speed limit to a safe 20 mph. Why 20 mph? Because science says that 20 mph […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
The flyer notes the American Studies Association’s decision in December to boycott Israeli educational institutions.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark Bakeoff, who bought the market five years ago, said tough economic conditions and increasing competition have made things difficult, but the biggest blow came with “one of the worst winters […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
Camp HASC’s annual Fort Lauderdale marathon is a crucial fundraising event for the special needs children camp based in upstate New York. However this year’s event faced a unique challenge due to the massive blizzard that struck the area over the weekend. The entire team of 109 runners and staff members were on the verge […]
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto allegedly ordered a New York City police officer to arrest his top aide’s business rival.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Bus riders from around the city will rally on Sunday at a bus stop across from City Hall to urge the Mayor, the Borough Presidents and members of the City Council to expand a successful “bus countdown clock” program that has worked on Staten Island. New technology allows for real-time clocks at bus stops that tell […]
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