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Crown Heights Jews Remember: Prayers for Yankel Rosenbaum, z’l, Hope for Peace

15 Av 5776 – August 19, 2016
Australian Professor Norman Rosenbaum visits the scene of his brother's murder in Brooklyn 25 years later, denouncing violence with bereaved father Carmel Cato.

Update: Attacker Shot Dead after Stabbing Torah Student at 770 Chabad World Headquarters

17 Kislev 5775 – December 9, 2014
A young rabbinic student was stabbed early Tuesday in Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Please pray for the recovery of Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel.

Baltimore Jewish Youth Gets Three Years Probation for Assaulting Black Teen

8 Tammuz 5772 – June 28, 2012
Eliyahu Werdesheim will serve three years probation for assaulting a black teenager in Baltimore in 2010, when he was a member of an Orthodox...

Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

He’s Black, He’s Jewish, He’s Gay, Get Used to It, and It, and It

24 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
"Most people have probably never heard of Y-Love," writes Jerry Portwood in Out Magazine this week, explaining that "for a dedicated fan base, however, Y-Love, aka Yitz Jordan, is a popular Hassidic hip-hop artist who raps in a mix of English, Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin. That’s right: Jordan is an African-American rapping Jew. And now he wants the world to know he’s gay."

Soviet Union Financed African American ‘Freedomways’ Magazine: FBI Archive

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
Accuracy in Media reported that newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal...

Readers Respond To Secular Jewish College Student

10 Adar II 5771 – March 16, 2011
In my March 4 column, "What's Happening in the World? - I'm Afraid," I featured letters from two women who wrote of their fear at what is going on in the world. The second letter, from a Holocaust survivor, was particularly descriptive, as the woman decried the escalation of anti-Semitism, the savage terror attacks in every country, and the barbaric, murderous attacks on our people in Eretz Yisrael.

One Size Does Not Fit All Differentiated Instruction: Teaching Every Child How He Learns...

2 Elul 5770 – August 11, 2010
In a bustling fifth grade class Moshe is listening to a tape-recorded reading of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, while Shmuel is writing a poem about a fight between brothers. Next to Moshe and Shmuel, Yerucham is reading an account of a former African-American slave.

Vouchers, Gay Marriage And Black-Jewish Relations: An Interview With New York Governor David Paterson

18 Heshvan 5770 – November 4, 2009
David Paterson is the fourth African American and only the second legally blind governor in U.S. history. The son of former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson, he spent 20 years in New York's state senate before being chosen as Eliot Spitzer's running mate for the 2006 New York gubernatorial election. He became governor on March 17, 2008 after Spitzer resigned.

The Joys Of Spring Training

5 Adar II 5768 – March 12, 2008
In 1870 the Chicago White Stockings headed south to New Orleans for preseason workouts.

Democrats On Bended Knee

18 Tevet 5767 – January 7, 2007
Funny thing about Joe Biden, Democrat of Delaware and newly minted presidential hopeful: The media herd has this habit of portraying him as sharp, cerebral, one of the U.S. Senate’s Deep Thinkers – and yet every time he opens his mouth you hold your breath, wondering whether he’ll say something he’ll instantly regret.

Interracial Chalk Drawings And Dances

23 Tammuz 5766 – July 19, 2006
With their own long history of suffering oppression and hate fresh in their minds, many American Jews played important roles in the civil rights movement.

How to Paint Jewish Culture In Five Easy Steps: The New Jersey Transcultural Initiative...

8 Elul 5764 – August 25, 2004
Pinpointing modern art's origin yields a confusing situation; leading art history books claim many "fathers" of Modern Art: Gauguin, van Gogh, Whistler's "Portrait of the Artist's Mother" and sometimes Monet's "Impression: Sunrise."

Titles: Antisemitism – Myth And Hate From Antiquity To The Present and The Return...

28 Iyyar 5764 – May 19, 2004
Of the many books The Jewish Press receives for review, a large number deal with the issue of anti-Semitism.

Title: The Strike That Changed New York

8 Kislev 5764 – December 3, 2003
There are moments in time that define an era, and for New York's ethnic communities of African-Americans and Jews that moment came on May 9th, 1968, when Fred Nauman, a junior high school teacher in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn and 18 other educators received letters telling them that the predominantly African-American local school district had fired them.

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