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New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

A healthcare worker has returned to the US from West Africa suffering with symptoms resulting in testing for the Ebola virus at NYC's Bellevue Hospital.

India, Israel PMs Pledge Closer Ties Ahead of UN General Assembly

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu met late Sunday in New York with his counterpart from India, Narendra Modi. Both seemed pleased.

Jewish Carpenter Sues NYC Over Alleged Anti-Semitism

A Jewish carpenter is suing New York City’s Housing Authority after allegedly being threatened and insulted with anti-Semitic epithets.

Coalition Chair’s Letter of Praise for 100 Shofars Protest in NYC

Protesters who plan to demonstrate today at the world's largest shofar-blowing event in history in New York City have drawn praise from the Israeli government.

4 Dead, 60 Injured in NY Train Derailment

A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, killing 4 people and injuring 60. The train operator of 15 years said that his brakes failed.

NY Paper Lists Eliot Spitzer’s Sins on Front Page

Eliot Spitzer is receiving not just hate mail, but newspaper front page hate mail. All 3 major NYC newspapers endorsed his opponent, but Spitzer is nonetheless nearly 20 points ahead in the polls.

Jewish ‘Leading Mayoral Candidate’ Needs your Help to Get on Ballot

I have had reoccurring severely sprained ankles from a previous injury at work in late 2010, so I cannot get all the required signatures on foot myself.

Proportionality – Missiles on New York?

I saw this graphic on Facebook and thought I'd share it.

Anthony Weiner to Attend Jewish Press’s Mayoral Forum For Jewish Community

Anthony Weiner’s aide has confirmed that the newest mayoral candidate will attend The Jewish Press’s mayoral forum, making it one of his first public...

Cost of Commute from NYC to NJ Going Up Sunday

For the first time since September 2011, tolls for travelers going in and out of Manhattan are going up.

Fractured Epics: Joel Silverstein Paintings

Joel Silverstein is a comrade-in-arms. We share many ideas about the creation and nature of contemporary Jewish Art, as well as a commitment to the growing Jewish Art community, exemplified by the Jewish Art Salon of which we are both founding members and curators. This exhibition of his recent work at the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia/Barnard gives us the crucial opportunity to examine the complex richness of his artwork.

While in NYC, Bibi Devours Traditional Jewish Food

While staying at a Manhattan hotel, on Friday the Israeli prime minister made a phone "to go" purchase from Pomegranate.

Kestenbaum’s Gems

The exhibitions that precede Judaic auctions are rather special events for anyone who has a feeling for the fabric of Jewish life as it has been lived for the last 500 years. Not only is one afforded the opportunity to see a wide variety of Judaica, books, manuscripts and Jewish art of considerable historic importance, but if something strikes your fancy; intellectually or acquisitively, you can actually handle the objects. For most artwork the thrill is in seeing it up close and judging the brushstrokes and details of a painting or watercolor. One stands in the exact proximity as the creator did.

NYC Subway Wannabe Bomber Convicted

Bosnian immigrant Adis Meunjanin was found guilty on Tuesday of plotting to bomb New York’s subway system as an Al-Qaeda terrorist.

NY Post Spreading Misinformation, Jew Baiting Humor

An April 13 short item on the number of inmates in the NYC jail system who receive kosher meals was headlined: "20 inmates fat on glatt." Now, is this a suggestion that City jail kosher meals be made more healthful, perhaps with larger salad portions and less fatty, albeit kosher, meat – or was this a callused NY Post insult to Jewish criminals who are so insolent, they won't even eat pig like a decent Christian convict?

Making Torah Manifest: Nathan Hilu

“Man must make the Torah manifest” in every action, speech and creative act. That is clearly the credo of Nathan Hilu, master-artist of the Lower East Side, Torah, Tanach, midrash, Gemara and beyond.

Old and New: Podwal’s Altneuschul Paroches

Mark Podwal is a busy, busy man. When I wrote that in these pages in September 2010 it is now clear I didn’t know the half of it…witness his current exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum.

Leonard Everett Fisher’s Challenge

Just look at the expression on Yonah's face. It combines fear and incomprehension at his terrible punishment of floating in the belly of the great fish. So too Noah peering out of the ark, perched on the edge of understanding that there might be a future for mankind. Both works point to the genius of Leonard Everett Fisher as an artist and interpreter of biblical narrative.

Leonard Everett Fisher’s Challenge

Just look at the expression on Yonah's face. It combines fear and incomprehension at his terrible punishment of floating in the belly of the great fish. So too Noah peering out of the ark, perched on the edge of understanding that there might be a future for mankind. Both works point to the genius of Leonard Everett Fisher as an artist and interpreter of biblical narrative.

Leonard Everett Fisher’s Challenge

Just look at the expression on Yonah's face. It combines fear and incomprehension at his terrible punishment of floating in the belly of the great fish. So too Noah peering out of the ark, perched on the edge of understanding that there might be a future for mankind. Both works point to the genius of Leonard Everett Fisher as an artist and interpreter of biblical narrative.

Leonard Everett Fisher’s Challenge

Just look at the expression on Yonah’s face. It combines fear and incomprehension at his terrible punishment of floating in the belly of the great fish.

A Gracious Community Near The Lincoln Tunnel

The gala annual dinner for Mosdos Sanz Klausenburg of Union City was held on March 5. The Mesivta Sanz in Union City is a remarkable organization for all to admire and emulate.

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