As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.
Posted on: January 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The family of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark has contributed $50,000 to what is now a total reward to $72,000 for information leading to the killer of the Satmar Hasidic real estate developer. The New York Police offered $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program pitched in with $2,000. “We have increased the reward in […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), who is the Senate sponsor of legislation to reform the in-plain-view marijuana statute, released the following statement in response to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address: “The Governor’s medical marijuana proposal represents a real step toward addressing our broken marijuana policy. It is also critical that we continue […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity. Former Executive Director David Cohen and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand larceny, money laundering and conspiracy charges. They pleaded not guilty. According to the felony […]
Posted on: January 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Stark was remembered by friends and relatives as a “go-to guy.”
Posted on: January 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
“He owed a lot of people money.”
Posted on: December 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The holy conference is not yet a done deal.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will be able to continue receiving New York State funds in the wake of the scandal that has seen its former CEO charged with stealing millions from the charity. The New York State attorney general and comptroller announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement with the Met Council, […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off the New York’s 92nd Street Y Stage Monday night in the middle of spat with J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami but denied reports that he said “students at Swarthmore College […]
Posted on: December 13th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Palestinian Authority influential businessman Sam Bahour wrote New York City’s outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “Thank you, but no thank you” after Hizzoner said he would donate award money of $1 million to “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel.” Bahour wrote, “’Commerce between the people in Palestine and the people […]
Posted on: December 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When Haredim engage in violence, it's always, without exception, unequivocally, for a reason.
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