De Blasio Grants Strand Bookstore Landmark Status Over Owner’s Fierce Objections

Preservationists who oppose the planned 21-story tech hub, said RAL, the developer the mayor selected for the project, donated $10,000 to a de Blasio charity in 2015.

German-Israeli-American Artist Peter Max’s Wife Commits Suicide

Peter Max is the son of German Jews who fled Berlin to Shanghai, China, in 1938. In 1948, the family moved to Haifa, Israel.

President Rivlin to Rep. Engel (D-NY) Who Supported Obama’s Nuclear Deal: ‘We See Eye...

Last August, Rep. Engel condemned President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Monsey Jewish Families Rally Against Measles Vaccinations ‘Conspiracy’

Haredi Rabbi Hillel Handler announced: “We Hasidim have been chosen as the target,” and, “The campaign against us has been successful.”

‘Silence Is Deadly’: Dershowitz, Hikind, Hundreds of Jews Protest Outside NY Times Building

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, who had not been planning to speak, ended up sending the defining message of the rally.

NYT Offers Overdue, Belated Apology for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Israel's UN Ambassador: "The words, the demonstrators and the cartoons turn into shootings against worshipers in synagogues.”

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.

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.

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.
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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.

Choirs from 6 NY Schools Sing Arik Einstein Songs

The event featured the Kinneret Day School Choir, the HLA2 Choir Club, the Ramaz Lower School and Middle School Choirs, the Hebrew Language Academy Select Choir and the Harlem Hebrew Choir.

On her 86th Birthday, ‘Rally for Ruth’ Wants to Name Brooklyn Municipal Building after...

As of Sunday morning, 93,776 have signed petition to "Rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

NYC Health Dept. Says 5 More Yeshivas Allowed Unvaccinated Children Into Class

“The outbreak is not over, and we will continue to see additional cases as long as unvaccinated students are not properly excluded from attending school.”

21 Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month

The problems this yeshiva has had with vaccinating its students go back to 1981, when its principal was fined by New York City's Health Department for failing to insure that his students were properly immunized.

Two Jewish Men Beaten Up in Brooklyn, Two Attackers Arrested

Two of the attackers have been arrested, the third is still on the run.

NY Consul Leaves Fundraiser after Bezalel President Attacks Israel’s Free Speech

"I do not have the patience—and I speak diplomatically—for those who slander the State of Israel abroad in order to find favor and raise money," Dayan said after the incident.

Crown Heights Rabbi: Not All Attacks Due to Anti-Semitism

“Some of the ... incidents may have been random crime or committed by people struggling with mental health issues.”

Not Enough, Say Yeshiva Groups, As NYSED Backpedals On Private School Requirements

The New York State Education Department issued clarifications to the lengthy, and sometimes, vague educational guidelines it had released on November 20.

NYC Council Members Express Concerns About State Education Department Guidelines for Private Schools

"Community leaders have reached out to the State Education Department with concerns and have received no reply."

Exclusive | Regents Data: Public Schools Lag Behind Yeshivas

While State Orders Private Schools to Beef up Secular Curriculum, Official Regents Data Shows Public Schools Lagging Behind Yeshivas.

NYU Student Government Passes BDS Resolution

The final tally, which was conducted by a secret ballot, was 35 votes in favor, 14 against and 14 abstentions. The BDS measure was backed by 51 campus groups and 34 faculty members.

Suspect Indicted in Connection with Anti-Semitic Beating in Borough Park, Brooklyn

The suspect was heard screaming words that sounded like "Allah" while beating the victim, according to the court papers.

Older Religious Jew Beaten on Avenue J in Brooklyn, NY

Local sources said the man suddenly started punching the older Jewish victim and kicked him as well before leaving just as suddenly.

NYPD: Muslim Driver Wanted to Brutalize an Entirely Different Elderly Chassidic Jew

The videos show a black livery car parked hastily by the curb and the driver rushing out of it and attacking the unsuspecting Schwartz, who manages to escape, only to be caught and pummeled again.

Court Throws Out Chassid’s Conviction in Group Assault on Gay African American

The Grand Rebbe of Satmar, Rabbi Zalmen Teitelbaum, promised that none of the accused would spend even one day in prison.

NYC Jewish Day Schools Outnumber All Other Independents

Jewish day school and Yeshiva enrollment in New York City has become almost as large as the entire New York City based charter school population.

Who Is a Jew? Probably Not Julia Salazar

From pro-Israel Christian, Salazar became a bona fide anti-Zionist Jewish activist.

Great Jewish American Playwright Neil Simon Dead at 91

Simon did not write about Jewish subjects, but much of his work was rooted in New York Jewish life.

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