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NY Gov Cuomo Signs Bill Approving Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD

"If there are veterans that are suffering and we can make a treatment available, we want to."

Israel, New York Collaborate on Roosevelt Island Hi-Tech Center

The campus results from a collaboration between Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and New York’s Cornell University.

Gov. Cuomo to Rivlin: New Police Unit to Combat Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic attacks are "disgusting, reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition," said Cuomo.

Bomb Threats Again Close JCCs Along America’s East Coast

Another rash of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers in American states on the East Coast. No injuries reported, no bombs found.

NY Gov. Cuomo, NJ Gov. Christie Cancel Trip to Peres Funeral Due to Deadly...

NY Gov. Cuomo and NJ Gov. Christie both remained Stateside to serve their living constituents after a deadly train crash, rather than go to Israel for the Peres funeral.

NYT Endorses Hillary Clinton, Democratic Candidate for President

The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying her "poor decisions" have had scrutiny.

More Than 100,000 Students in NY Jewish Day Schools, Yeshivot

The 2015-2016 school year saw a breakthrough of more than 100,000 students in Jewish schools in New York City.

Radioactive Leak at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in NY

Radioactive contaminated water leaked out of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, 82, Passes Away

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, 82, passed away just hours after his son Andrew was sworn in as governor a second time.

NYS Gov Andrew Cuomo, State Leaders on Israel Solidarity Visit

Hugs and smiles nationwide in response to a 3-day solidarity mission to Israel led by NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on its final day Thursday.

NY State’s Anti-Boycott Bill in Deep Freeze

Boycotting a boycotter could boomerang, despite all of the good intentions off those behind the idea.

Met Council Cleared for State Funding following Scandal

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will be able to continue receiving New York State funds in the wake of the scandal that has...

Lack of ‘Kosher Cop’ in New York a Problem for Kosher Consumers

The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a...

A Closer Look at Bill de Blasio’s Record

Just recently, two of his staffers were forced to resign over anti NYPD, racist and antisemitic tweets.

Queens State Senator Charged with Bribery

Six New York politicians, including Queens State Sen. Malcolm Smith, have been charged with bribery scheme aimed at placing Smith, a Democrat, as the...

The Risk Of Allergies: Explaining Anaphylactic Shock

We hear it all the time: “This is a peanut-free facility, you can’t eat that peanut butter sandwich here!” A person may say, “So what? I am allergic to broccoli, it’s disgusting, keep it far from me.” We all should realize that food and medication allergies are no laughing matter. Reactions can be so severe that they could lead to death.

Beyond Church And State: School Vouchers And The Blaine Amendment

Like clockwork, the question of school vouchers makes a prominent appearance whenever the media focus on a statewide election in New York, particularly one in a heavily Orthodox district. The latest chime was sounded during the battle between Lew Fidler and David Storobin to fill an open state senate seat; both promised constituents that they would make the fight for vouchers and tax education credits their priority.

A Step Backwards: Disturbing Changes to the NY State Medicaid Waiver in the Works

Fundamental and far-reaching changes are coming that will have a profound effect on every individual in New York State who receives services under the current system for caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.

A Day in the Life of A TIME:

A TIME is widely recognized and venerated as the nation's leading organization to offer support, advocacy, education, guidance and referrals to Jewish couples struggling with infertility. In order to accurately portray all that A TIME accomplishes on any given 24-hour period, I decided to spend a day with them and take note of the goings on. As an inconspicuous observer, I watched in awe and amazement as this group of special individuals took on all the daunting aspects associated with infertility.

Double Standard?

Some time ago, a veteran, prominently Orthodox Jewish, New York State civil servant was alleged to have misused the reimbursement process in connection with living expenses for his Albany stays.

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