The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
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 […]
Posted on: February 22nd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The statement from Ramaz said, “Our question was: ‘Is this the appropriate program?’”
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The Ground Zero Mosque developer will build a high rise in Mid-Town with a historic synagogue inside.
Posted on: February 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Outside counsel was brought in to correct financial irregularities; but he lined his pockets too.
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.
Posted on: February 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Who would have imagined that things Jewish on the Lower East Side of New York would get so tough that local Jewish residents must launch a petition to establish a kosher restaurant. “Kosher Restaurant in Seward Park” is an online petition of residents of the Seward Park co-op on the Lower East Side, urging their […]
Posted on: February 6th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Had a Muslim woman been stopped for reading Islamic materials, it would be front page news everywhere.
Posted on: February 5th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Boycotting a boycotter could boomerang, despite all of the good intentions off those behind the idea.
Posted on: February 5th, 2014Sections → Features
New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment – and of the Zionist cause even before that.
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