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  • 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...

  • At last, Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews is dedicated

    April 18, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city's Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this...

  • Mezuzahs set ablaze in haredi Orthodox Brooklyn section

    April 9, 2013 | 8:49 am

    Eleven mezuzahs were set afire in a residential building in Brooklyn in an incident that New York City police are treating as a hate crime.

    The vandalism occurred Monday afternoon -- the day Israel observed Holocaust Remembrace Day -- in public housing located in the...

  • Conn. legislation will allow mezuzahs on condo doorframes

    April 10, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney is expected to announce legislation to protect citizens’ rights to display religious symbols.

    Looney is scheduled to announce the legislation on Tuesday morning, joined by representatives of the Connecticut Regional Office of...

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  • Mezuzah case goes to federal court in Chicago

    July 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    A federal trial involving a condo association that removed mezuzahs from residents’ doorposts opened in Chicago.

    According to the law firm Much Shelist, which is representing the plaintiffs on a pro bono basis, the dispute is between Shoreline Towers condominium association in...

  • Texas governor signs mezuzah law

    June 21, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a law that would require homeowner associations to permit religious displays on residents’ doors, including mezuzot.

    Perry signed the bill at the end of the Texas legislative session on June 17; it reportedly had been unclear whether he would sign...

  • Briefs: Weiss proposes city funds divestment; D.A. rejects marijuana raid case

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss Proposes City Funds Divestment

    If Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss has his way, Los Angeles soon will join a growing list of American communities divesting from companies that do business in Iran.

    "We are referring to it as a terror-free investment policy," said Weiss,...
  • Burglary, raid, mezuzah underscore pot law issue

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Alex Grabiner was not a particularly religious Jew, but when he and a few friends opened a medical marijuana pharmacy last year in the San Fernando Valley, they invited an Orthodox rabbi to install three mezuzot in hopes that God would bless their business.

    "We wanted to create a...
  • Chabad Cafe Makes Waves in Malibu

    By Evan Pondel

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The recently mounted mezuzah on the front door of a soon-to-be opened restaurant in Malibu is symbolic for many reasons.

    It marks the first kosher eatery to open in the seaside community. It also symbolizes Chabad of Malibu's first foray into mainstream life in a city of surfers and...

  • Test-a-Jew

    By Mark Miller

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Back in high school, I had a crush on a Protestant girl, Joan Reid. She told me that her mother encouraged her to date -- and even marry -- Jewish guys because: a) They're smarter and work harder; b) They make great fathers; c) They don't get drunk and beat you. I told Joan her mom...

  • Door to Holiness

    By Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    So what's with the blood on the doors?

    In this week's Torah portion of Bo, we learn of the final steps leading up to the liberation of Israel from slavery in ancient Egypt. On that fateful night, God dealt the final blow to the Egyptians by smiting the firstborn of each of their...

  • Aromatherapy Miracles

    By Carin Davis

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Pie" star Shannon Elizabeth may appear to have perfect skin. But Michelle Ornstein knows that everyone, even stars, have bad skin days. And when they do, they turn to this Israeli-born spa owner for help.

    "Everyone breaks out. Teens, movie stars, homemakers. People who...

  • Sephardic Survival

    By Adam Wills

    November 29, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    "Survivor" as inspiration for Jewish programming?

    It seems strange that the divisive show where deceit, backstabbing and empty promises are de rigueur would serve as the inspiration for a Shabbaton that stresses the importance of religious and cultural continuity. Yet Sephardic...

  • A-door-able Art

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In these patriotic times, everyone -- from the fashion industry to the jewelry industry -- is capitalizing on the American flag motif.

    So it should come as no surprise that someone believes that Jews will want to display the flag too, in the most unlikely of places: religious...

  • An End to Denial

    By Julie Wiener

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Borough Park section of Brooklyn is one of America's most visibly Jewish neighborhoods.

    On several residential blocks of one- and two-family brick homes, almost every front door has a mezuzah. Modestly dressed women push strollers, while girls in dresses and boys in tzitzit and...

  • Ask Wendy

    By Wendy Belzberg

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    His Cheatin' Heart

    Dear Wendy,

    My best friend discovered that her husband has been having a long-term affair. First she wept on my shoulder, then she asked me what I thought she should do? Is there a right answer to that question? She and her husband have three small children...

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