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  • In protest, Rabbi Avi Weiss quits Rabbinical Council of America

    June 29, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss is quitting the Rabbinical Council of America to protest its failure to admit as members rabbis whose sole ordination is from the rabbinical school he founded.

    The RCA, the main association of modern Orthodox rabbis in America, has yet to grant membership to...

  • Starry Nights

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 26, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    It's not every night one has a transcendent experience while taking out the garbage. But that's exactly how I felt several nights running when I was struck by dazzling lights in the western sky. At first I thought this super bright "star" in front of me — more like three stars put...

  • Broadcast newsman Murray Fromson looks back at storied career

    May 28, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    As a young child growing up in the Bronx, N.Y., Murray Fromson admired Edward R. Murrow’s reports from London during World War II.

    “I was enamored of him,” Fromson said. “I’d go to sleep with a pencil under my pillow, pretending it was a microphone.”

    Not only did Fromson...

  • Hank Greenberg's Jewishness

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 8, 2013 | 10:03 am

    The big question in Detroit in the fall of 1934 had nothing to do with the troubled state of the world. Rather, the fans of the Detroit Tigers wanted to know whether their star first baseman, Hank Greenberg, was going to play on the Jewish High Holy Days. After all, the Tigers were...

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  • Bronx terrorists ‘wanted to commit jihad’ [VIDEO]

    May 21, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    The four men who planned to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx “wanted to commit jihad,” the New York Police commissioner said.

    James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen also wanted to shoot down military planes, according to reports.

    The four men, all of...

  • ‘The First Basket’ depicts journey from Ellis Island to shooting hoops

    October 30, 2008 | 3:31 am

    It's true that major league baseball has seen a renaissance of Jewish players during the past few years, but the historic American Jewish sport is surely basketball.

    It makes sense if you think about it: Easy to play on the concrete surfaces that are ubiquitous in urban areas,...
  • N.Y. nostalgia with an egg cream chaser

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 9, 2008 | 5:12 pm

    "A lot o' the tribe are here," Stewie Stone said. The 68-year-old comic, who got his start as a Borscht Belt tummler at the Concord Hotel, was one of many landsman stuffed into Beverly Hills High School for a reunion on Saturday night -- the 23rd annual New York Day in L.A.

    The...

  • A Graphic Anniversary

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    During the Golden Age of comic books of the 1930s-1940s, cartoonist Will Eisner broke ground, both commercially (by founding the first comics production studio) and artistically (with his cinematic storytelling). When San Diego ComiCon 2003 convenes July 17-20, the industry's most...

  • Bronx Gal No ‘Loser’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Only so much can be written about a Jewish girl from the Bronx, says writer-director Amy Heckerling. Only so many scripts can begin, "Interior. Candy Store - Queens."

    That's why the New Yorker didn't bother to draw on her own childhood to create her teen zeitgeist films, considered...

  • A Bronx Tale

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "Before I was born, my mother had decided to name me either Laurel or Lydia, names that appealed to her artistic temperament. But then somehow, while under the scrim of anesthesia, she was convinced by my father's sisters to make me a lackluster Ruth, in honor of their recently...
  • The Editor’s Corner

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the invitation to my 50th high school reunion in New York City arrived in the mail earlier this year, I knew I would attend. I just wasn't sure why. Friends in Los Angeles were amused. I did not seem the type. Was there a special girl I wanted to see after all these...

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