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Sen. Schumer: Democrats Are on the Cusp of a Golden Era

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) wants Schumer to change the restrictive filibuster rules that cost her a signature energy bill back in 2014.

Law And Order – Or Chaos?

Being anti-prejudice should not require blindness to facts or tolerance of abhorrent happenstances.

Coming to Jerusalem: Louis C.K. and his Jewish Root

Louis C.K. noted that the word “Jew” is “the only word that is the polite thing to call a group of people and the slur for the same group."

Albany Beat

“Investors should be able to trust that their hard-earned money is being is properly managed and is not being pocketed for personal use,” said Schneiderman in a prepared statement.

Exclusive: Jewish Drug Abuse/Overdose Prevention Program Warns About Deadly ‘K2’

A Jewish anti-drug abuse program warns that K2 -- synthetic marijuana -- has become a deadly force on the street.

Israeli Rabbinical Court Revisits Verdict on Conversion

The saga of Israeli validation of conversions performed abroad by Orthodox rabbis continues and moves to the next level.

US, Israel Group to Launch Jerusalem, Manhattan ‘Techotels’

The Techotels will seek to become the central hub for hi-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and executives in NY, Israel and the Bay Area

Two Brooklyn City Pools Still Offering Women-Only Swimming

The New York Civil Liberties Union called the ruling unfair.

Anti-Semitic Brooklyn Teens Attack Jewish Driver in Midwood

Two teens in Brooklyn yelled slurs against Jews. One threw a rock at a Jewish driver, breaking the car window.

NY May Lose One of Its Pro-Israel Congressional Seats to Sanders’ Backed Democrat

Teachout is on the record as opposing NY Gov. Cuomo’s new order prohibiting awarding state contracts to BDS-supporting companies, which has earned her the support to many pro-BDS groups.

Albany Beat

Goldfeder served five years in the Assembly. He told The Jewish Press, “This is not where I want to be at this time in my life.”

3 Arrested at Holland Tunnel With Combat Gear, Weapons Cache, Driving to NYC

Three people were stopped with a cache of combat gear, entering the Holland Tunnel on the way to Manhattan.

New York’s Oldest Congregation to Appeal Ruling on Newport Synagogue $7.4 Million Grab

The Newport congregation testified they had to sell the ornaments because their numbers were starting to dwindle and they could no longer afford to pay a rabbi.

Masbia To Reopen Facility In Boro Park with Crowdfunding Campaign

New facility to feed the needy to be open 7 days a week and will include traditional Sabbath and holiday meals.

Felder-Cusick Bill Foils City Council Efforts to Force Additional Taxes on New Yorkers

“I’ve been disgusted every time I’ve heard the absurd plastic bag tax legislation introduced.”

Jewish Program Launches Opioid Overdose Prevention Project

NCFJE's Operation Survival program is again shaking up the Jewish world with a new opioid overdose prevention project.

NY Gov Signs Anti-Boycott Law then Joins 52nd Israel Parade in Pouring Rain [video]

The governor later tweeted: "What a great honor it was to march in the @CelebrateIsrael parade today."

Orthodox Shul Will Keep LGBT Shabbaton Despite Neighborhood Rabbis’ Objection

"We encourage you to show your support by coming to shul this Shabbat for services and for the Shabbaton programming, and we welcome your feedback, questions, and notes of support."

Lower East Side Rabbis Hint at Excommunicating Orthodox Shul for LGBT Shabbaton

The signatories at the bottom of a letter titled "An important Message to the Community" include Rabbis David and Reuven Feinstein, the sons and spiritual heirs of the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Patriots’ Owner Cites Chapters of the Fathers at YU’s Keynote Address [video]

“I’m not a Starbucks guy. I’m a Dunkin Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line,” Kraft revealed.

Ipsos Survey: One Third of American Students Support Boycotting Israel

The good news is that a 62% majority of US respondents believe that the BDS movement is a form of modern anti-Semitism.

Mandy Patinkin Berates Late Couple at Benefit Concert

When someone in the cheap seats yelled at him to “let it go,” Patinking responded, “I’m not letting it go! The Yiddish culture means too much to me."

Staten Island JCC Receives Anti-Semitic Messages over Basketball Score

“We work very hard to make sure we instill the right values, so it is disturbing.”

Albany Beat

News from the state capitol in Albany...

75 Children Contract Chickenpox in Williamsburg Outbreak, Failure to Inoculate Cited

The problem is that by reducing the number of vaccinated children, the community at large is exposed to a greater risk.

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