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3-yr-old NY Boy Dies After Hit by Bus in Beitar Illit

The child and his family were visiting relatives in the community for the Passover holiday.

68 More Cases of Measles Reported in New York

The CDC said a total of 199 confirmed cases of measles were reported in New York’s Rockland County, and 359 cases were reported in New York City.

Albany Judge Strikes Down SED Guidelines Hostile to Yeshivas

The guidelines also order the parents in these schools to send their children to an alternative institution or face charges of truancy.

NYC Health Dept. Shuts 4 Brooklyn Yeshivas, Fines 3 Families in Measles Outbreak

The yeshivas did not provide documentation proving unvaccinated children were being blocked from entering the school building.

El Al Flight Attendant in Coma from Measles Complications

The flight attendant, whose identity has not been released, is hospitalized at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

On Passover Eve Rockland County Bars the Unvaccinated from Synagogues

New York Civil Liberties Union Executive director Donna Lieberman said forced vaccinations were an extreme measure that “raises civil liberties concerns about forced medical treatment.”

Williamsburg Parents Sue NYC Over Vaccination Mandate, Judge Sides With City

“We ... reject any unproven unscientific statements that contradict all available current science-based studies on vaccinations."

Report: East Broadway Building Housing UJC, Agudas Harabonim, Poilishe Shtible, Sold

120 years later, this major part of Jewish history has been downgraded to a miscellaneous religious facility in Chinatown…

Brooklyn Jewish Preschool Closed by Health Dept for Violation of Measles Vaccine Order

Since the emergency order was issued another 44 new cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 329.

NY Plastic Bag Ban May Take A Toll On Shoppers With Large Families

Environmentalists may be doing a happy dance after learning that New York may soon be the second state in the nation to ban single...

Tehilah Berman Brings Experience To Her Campaign For Brooklyn Civil Court

Tehilah Berman is running for Civil Court in the Brooklyn community she grew up in, the neighborhood in which she is raising her four...

Large N.Y. Insurance Companies to Cover IVF and Fertility Preservation Under Cuomo Women’s Initiative

The Women’s Justice Agenda has already passed the Assembly and the Senate and Governor Cuomo has indicated that he will sign it into law.

NY Times Editorial Board Condemns Netanyahu for Winning

If ignoring the tantrum fits of the New York Times will inevitably "deepen the alienation between [Israel's] right-wing coalition government and a majority of American Jews," I say, take the chance.

New York Declares Public Health Emergency As Measles Cases Approach 300

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in several zip codes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to stem a nascent measles outbreak among Orthodox Jewish children.

NYC Health Dept. Orders Yeshivas to Ban Unvaccinated Students

The facts: 21 hospitalized with measles including 5 in the ICU; 246 of the 285 cases were children and 39 were adults, since October 2018.

Liberal Orthodox Yeshiva Catching Flack for Refusing to Ordain Openly Gay Student

Our halacha is not more concerned with whether or not to ordain an "openly gay" man as rabbi than it is with an "openly thieving" man, or "openly driving on Shabbat" man, or "openly eating pork" man – you get the point.

NYS Supreme Court Judge Vacates Emergency Measles Ban

The 30-day order, enacted March 26, included places like schools, stores, shopping malls and places of worship as well as any form of public transportation.

Rolling Stones Lead Singer Mick Jagger ‘Gets What He Needs,’ Recovering Well From Heart...

A father of eight, Jagger was ordered to remain in the hospital for at least the next few days in order to allow the arteries to recover.

Skulener Rebbe, zt’l, is Laid to Rest

The Rebbe was laid to rest beside his father, the previous Rebbe, in Monsey.

Now Both Palestine and Jewish Councilman Yeger’s Membership Don’t Exist

Linda Sarsour, a dyed-in-the-wool anti-Semite and very clever Arab activist declared following Yeger's dismissal: “No Longer will anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim comments by elected officials go unchecked. It’s a new day.”

Skulener Rebbe Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, zt’l, Passes Away

The Rebbe, zt'l was known for the thousands of niggunim he composed.

Another NY Jewish Councilman under Attack, This Time by Gay Media

Deutsch leads the city council's 14-member Jewish Caucus, and chairs the council’s Veterans Committee.

Yeger Supporters in Brooklyn Out-Shout Angry Pro-Palestinian Protesters

Yeger supporters were outraged that protesters would deny the lawmaker the right to free speech.
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Jewish Councilman May Be Removed from Immigration Committee over ‘No Palestine’ Tweet

Anti-Israel activist Abbas Hamideh, an associate of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) has tweeted the councilman's home address and invited other anti-Israel activists to protest there.

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