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  • Local patrol keeps looking for NY Jewish paddleboarder as Coast Guard suspends search

    June 16, 2016 | 2:28 pm

    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Jewish man who disappeared off the coast of New York’s Long Island, but a local safety patrol is continuing to look for him.

    On Tuesday, the Coast Guard quit its search for Gary Turkel, 41, who was last seen paddleboarding without a...

  • Kasich talks faith, Israel at Great Neck Synagogue

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich took his campaign to a Long Island synagogue on Saturday, talking about faith and hope, according to local media reports.

    Kasich delivered a personal address about life and faith to a crowd of hundreds of Orthodox Jewish congregants...

  • Lee Zeldin becomes Congress’ sole Jewish Republican as GOP retakes Senate

    November 5, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Results late Tuesday showed Republicans winning control of the United States Senate as well as wins for fresh faces with close Jewish and pro-Israel ties.

    In Long Island, Lee Zeldin, a state senator, was set to become the sole Jewish Republican in Congress, ending a short drought...

  • Yeshiva student admits to writing anti-Semitic graffiti

    February 7, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    A Long Island yeshiva student was charged with repeatedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti inside a commuter train station.

    Jonathan Schuster, 18, a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, in Cedarhurst, N.Y.,was charged with the crimes on Thursday


  • New Yorker told to remove mezuzah sues landlord

    July 17, 2013 | 10:41 am

    An Orthodox Jewish man from suburban New York City sued his landlord for demanding that he remove the mezuzah from his apartment’s doorpost.

    Arye Sachs of North Babylon on Long Island filed a lawsuit this week in Brooklyn federal court, the New York Post reported.

    In the...

  • A Conversation with Chanel Omari, Princess of Long Island

    By Ilana Angel

    June 9, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Chanel Omari is a 28 year old Modern Orthodox woman from Long Island. I spent some time talking with her last week and I can tell you she is a truly remarkable woman.  When I think about my son meeting a nice Jewish girl, I’d like it to be someone like Chanel.  She possesses all...

  • Kansas City synagogue donates Torah scroll to synagogue hurt by Sandy

    November 27, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Members of a Kansas City synagogue have come to the aid of Jewish Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Island by donating a Torah scroll to a synagogue that lost four.

    Kehilath Israel Synagogue, an Orthodox synagogue in Overland Park, Kan., which has more than 15 Torah scrolls, is...

  • Brooklyn toy store brings Chanukah early to children affected by Sandy

    November 21, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Chanukah came early for children in Brooklyn after a toy store in Borough Park handed out more than $10,000 worth of toys to those affected by superstorm Sandy.

    Yonasan Schwartz, the owner of Toys to Discover on 18th Avenue in the heavily Jewish area of the New York borough, gave...

  • N.Y. shul to kosher caterer: Pack your knives and go

    May 3, 2012 | 10:26 am

    A suburban New York synagogue has launched eviction proceedings against its longtime kosher caterer.

    Long Island’s Woodbury Jewish Center can revoke the license of Morrell Caterers, the exclusive caterer for three area synagogues, because there is no contract, the Nassau County...

  • Books: American Dream, Jewish identity settle in Great Neck, Long Island

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Inventing Great Neck: Jewish Identity and the American Dream," by Judith S. Goldstein (Rutgers University Press, $24.95)

    Before a "Mac mansion" in Beverly Hills was ever marked by a mezuzah, or a store in Encino stormed by a balabustah - coloring these singular suburban...