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NYC Lawmaker Laurie Cumbo Presses Miami to Find Rabbi Raksin’s Murderer

NYC lawmaker Laurie Cumbo presses Miami-Dade officials to find Rabbi Joseph Raksin's murderer.

Funeral Held in Miami for Murdered Rabbi

Rabbi Raksin’s funeral was in North Miami Beach , and he will be buried in New York on Mnday.

My Journey: The Fusion Of Secular Education And Torah Judaism

Venturing outside my comfort zone was unnerving, but I am so happy I challenged myself in this way.

NJ Chabad Rabbinical Student Killed in Garbage Truck Accident

A New Jersey rabbinical student on his way to morning prayers was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Brooklyn. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, a...

Kill the Quest for ‘Chill’

What originally seems like fun can quickly turn into a buzz kill.

NYC Councilwoman-Elect: ‘Knockout’ Triggered by Jewish Success

The future New York City Councilwoman blamed the violence of "young people of color" in her community on "governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership."

12 Yr Old Jew Not Knockout Victim, Attacker Bullied to Attack Him

13 yr old assailant was told he'd "lose respect" if he didn't punch someone in the face, so the 12 yr old he punched was not deemed victim of "Knockout."

Rebbetzin Devorah, Wife of Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Aide Rabbi Yehuda, Laid to Rest

Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of chief aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.

NY Jewish Boroughs Voted Romney

An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

Chabad Women Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’ (Video)

Rocking custom sheitels and opaque tights, and walking the sidewalks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe have the Hasidic world talking – and singing along to the tunes of their Hasidic alternative rock girl band, Bulletproof Stockings.

So Different Yet Similar

Music played loudly while the men danced. On the women’s side of the mechitzah, we tried to speak over the sounds. I leaned over the table to hear what my co-worker’s wife was saying.

Sunday Rematch: Frum Soccer Winners and their Caribbean ‘Victims’

The Crown Heights Caribbean soccer players who were destroyed last year by a team of Orthodox Jews are seeking revenge this Sunday. Of course, this is all about good sportsmanship and harmony, as the organizers of "Soccer for Harmony" keep repeating, because in Crown Heights it's better to repeat those things, just to be on the safe side.

Oprah Winfrey Impressed by Religious Jews

After a day with Lubavitch Hasidim, Oprah Winfrey says Jewish Life offers a wealth of lessons for the world.

Who Was To Blame For The Crown Heights Riots?

Two decades after the Crown Heights riots of August 19-21, 1991, the focus in much of the reporting on the anniversary of the violence centered on the importance of healing racial tensions, with the clear implication that the rioting was the culmination of long-simmering tensions between the black and Jewish communities.

The New York Times And Shariah Law

The Jewish Press has regularly noted the efforts of the politically correct crowd to place concerns about Muslim fundamentalism beyond the reach of normal discourse. Thus we had something to say about New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's claim that any questioning of the efforts to build a mosque at ground zero was ipso facto bigoted and violated the sponsors' right to free speech.

Shomrim In The Face Of Danger

Shomrim, volunteer citizen patrols, established in Jewish communities to handle quality-of-life issues, have been in existence for many years and are credited by local police forces for their key role in reducing crime. Not only are there active Shomrim patrols in Brooklyn's religiously concentrated neighborhoods of Boro Park, Flatbush, Williamsburg and Crown Heights, but also thriving patrols in the Jewish communities of Baltimore, Northwest London and more. While these patrols are designed to monitor suspicious activity and report any potentially dangerous activity to the police, the recent shooting of four Boro Park Shomrim members in September is a chilling reminder of the inherent danger these dedicated volunteers face on a daily basis.

‘Unity For Justice’ Premiere

An unparalleled musical production featuring 39 Jewish music superstars made its worldwide debut Thursday at the Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights. "Unity for Justice" is a unique display of solidarity for the family of incarcerated Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, whose sentencing of 27 years in federal prison last year has led to a thunderous outcry by the Jewish community and a number of government officials. The project serves as an innovative campaign for financial support of the Rubashkin Defense Fund, drawing mounting online interest by the hour.

Mendy Sacho – Designing Fashionable Kapotes

When one thinks of kapotes, the traditional long suit jackets worn by married Lubavitcher chassidim, one doesn't automatically think of the cutting edge of fashion. Yet Mendy Sacho, a 25-year-old Lubavitch tailor in Toronto, Canada, is pushing the garb into the spotlight.

Razag Hall, Crown Heights

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