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Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

New York Under Water

As of early Tuesday morning, there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes facing the high waters that submerged many parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. The Fire Department is forced to reach those trapped by boat.

Sandy Strikes

Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM. The...

Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Reaching Deal with Feds on Money-Laundering

Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Long Island Orthodox Woman a Volunteer Firefighter

Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says.

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

Maariv: Iran Said ‘No’ to Obama’s Plea for Reconciliation

A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

Brooklyn Suffers Surge in Anti-Semitic Scrawling

A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Three US Jews Still Held Hostage Overseas

“There are, I think, almost 3,000 Americans in foreign jails. Almost all of them are in there for doing something.” That is the assessment given to JNS.org by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY), a leading advocate for the freedom of 53-year-old Brooklyn flooring contractor Jacob Ostreicher – who, according to his supporters, is wrongly imprisoned in Bolivia and therefore falls outside the “almost 3,000 Americans” cited by Turner.

Jane Fonda to Host Holocaust Event on Sexual Violence

Jane Fonda will host an event in Los Angeles focusing on sexual violence during the Holocaust.

Pro-Obama Video by Sarah Silverman’s Sister to Begin Airing in Florida

A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman will begin airing in Florida.

The Sheer, Small-L Liberalism of ‘Rabbis for Romney’

When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.

New Yorkers Get Together to Save a Distinctly Jewish Architectural Gem

The Bialystoker Nursing Home, with its distinctive orange brick and Art Deco façade, has been shut down for a year.

Why We Stay Away from the Interfaith Roundtable

Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.

Arlen Specter Remembered As Iconoclast Who Enjoyed Tangling With Tyrants

WASHINGTON – During his 30 years in the clubby confines of the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter never lost his acerbic prosecutorial zeal, friends and associates say.

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.

Defining The Candidates’ Differences On Iran

WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines last month with this question: What are the U.S. red lines when it comes to Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program?

Adelsons Again Donate $500K to Super PAC Supporting Boteach

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress.

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