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Will ‘Knockout the Jew’ be Labeled Hate Crime in New York? (VIDEO)

Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.

SodaStream is Not a BDS Victim at Macy’s

Macy's still sells Ahava, so dropping SodaStream was not a political decision.

Referendum, Court, or Both to Decide Kiryas Joel Land Annexation

State law compels the board to hold a referendum within 90 days of its approval of the annexation, unless it is stopped by a court order in one of two lawsuits which are contesting the annexation.

Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."

NYPD Caught in Crossfire While FBI Probes Mayor De Blasio’s Business Contacts

NYPD has become tangled in a corruption probe involving the city's mayor and local business people.

Podhoretz Storms Off 92nd Street Y Stage in Spat with J Street

See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off...

BJ Rabbis Halfheartedly Walk Back Pro-Palestine Email

They're not sorry about the email, only about sending it.

Albany Beat

Hikind disputes claims by DOT officials that right turns are responsible for a substantial percentage of pedestrian-auto traffic injuries.

Lower East Side Synagogue Members Suing Leadership over Real Estate

The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.

7-Eleven Recognizes Slurpee Needs of Observant Jews

Noting that 7/11 (2015) fell on Shabbat this year, some 7-Eleven stores extended their free Slurpee tradition for an additional day.

End of an Era: Gabe Pressman, NYC Newsman Dead at 93

Pressman spent more than 60 of his 70 years as a journalist reporting for WNBC-TV in NYC.

‘Dachau’ Video Artist Beryl Korot Explores ‘A Coded Language’ on Canvas

The works on canvas represent a period of her work in the 1980’s which is virtually unknown and are shown for the first time together in this exhibition.

Montefiore Health Systems and YU Join to Run Einstein

The financially troubled Einstein College of Medicine will have Montefiore as its key financial manager; YU will continue granting the degrees.

Nadler Alerts DOJ, FBI, DHS Concerning Hate Crimes, White Supremacy

To date, the Administration has provided little or no substantive response to these requests, according to a Nadler press release.

Trump’s Education Secretary to Visit Manhattan Orthodox Girls’ School

She is known as a "fierce proponent of school vouchers" that would allow students to attend private schools with public funding.

‘Rickshaw’ Sukkah Makes the Rounds in New York

A “wandering Sukkah” catches up with wandering Jews.

Silver Vows Appeal Of Guilty Verdict

The court set strict guidelines as to what had to be proved to make out a case of “honest services” violations.

Test Poll: Kelly Would Shake Up Race

Plus bonus video: Anthony Weiner at The Jewish Press Wed. night conference

Israeli Newswoman to Speak in NY on Using Social Media in Religious Development

"Rahav Meir is known for her expertise on the ways in which social media can be used to ... reconnect with one's self and one's religious development."

Another Holocaust Claims Conference Schemer Convicted

Another participant in the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany scandal has admitted her role in that $57 million scheme to approve nearly 5,000 fraudulent applications, resulting in pay-outs to applicants who did not qualify for the programs.

Former NY Assembly Speaker Awaits Appeal After 7-Yr Sentence

Silver served as Speaker of the State Assembly for 21 years.

FIDF NY Fashion Event Features Former Israeli Soldiers as Models

The Fashion for Philanthropy event, hosted by the FIDF Tri-State Region, brought together FIDF friends and supporters, as well as models who served in the IDF.

Ban ‘Mooned’ at Park East Synagogue

Ban ki-moon challenged at NYC synagogue for justifying terrorism against Israelis.

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Reinforces and Expands Networking Reach and Public Policy Prowess...

Senator Menendez’s office was clearly impressed upon by the discussion, and vowed to immediately undertake concrete action to help people succeed in their business endeavors.

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