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  • Hundreds protest Met Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer’ opening in N.Y.

    2 days ago

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to protest the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

    Protesters were joined on Monday by several high-profile figures including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at N.Y. hospital

    August 30, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.

    "Her condition remains serious, but she is...

  • Giant pro-Palestinian, pro-BDS flag hung from New York bridge

    August 21, 2014 | 9:14 pm

    A pro-Palestinian flag is hung from the Manhattan Bridge while pro-Palestinian demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, N.Y. on Aug. 20. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

  • Giant Palestine Flag Draped on New York Bridge Under Investigation

    August 21, 2014 | 3:30 pm

    New York City detectives were searching on Thursday for activists suspected of unfurling a massive Palestine flag over the side of an East River bridge during a march in support of Palestinians in Gaza, police said.

    The flag, draped over the south side of the Manhattan Bridge...

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  • Schmuck and the City

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 13, 2014 | 11:57 am

         During my first months on the East Coast, snowfall, rain and hail hit The City, while a storm of vexing questions plagued my frozen suburban mind:

         How many layers are too many?
         Would it be appropriate to wear a hijab to fight off a 30-degree chill? 
         Where...

  • Husband of Rivky Stein fails to show for get proceedings

    August 7, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    The husband of Rivky Stein, a New York Jewish woman who launched a social media campaign to attain a religious divorce, did not appear at the religious court as promised.

    Yoel Weiss, 31, failed to show up at a beit din, or Jewish religious court, convened on Wednesday to complete...

  • N.Y. man accused of hiding mother’s death to collect Holocaust benefits

    By tessc

    August 4, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    A New York man was charged with hiding his Holocaust survivor mother’s death in order to collect her reparations benefits.

    Gary Jacoby, 61, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday on grand larceny and forgery charges, the Daily News reported. If convicted, he faces up...

  • Hiatus Schmiatus

    By Nikki Tabibian

    July 29, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    A message from the author:

    My dearest readers and adoring fan (hey Grandma),

            When I began writing Le’chaim To Laughter, I was committed to documenting my memoires as a city gal with nothing but comic relief and hummus to help her get by. Yet, as I turned the page on...

  • Thousands attend N.Y. pro-Israel rally

    July 28, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    Members of Congress and thousands of Israel supporters gathered for a solidarity rally near the United Nations.

    The Monday afternoon rally, organized by the UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, was intended to show support for Israel...

  • Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.

    July 24, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Joseph Lieberman, the former Connecticut senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, will teach at Yeshiva University during this school year in a position named for him.

    Lieberman was appointed the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service....

  • Met Council’s William Rapfogel sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison

    July 23, 2014 | 10:00 am

    William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme.

    Rapfogel, the longtime executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, also was...

  • Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office

    July 22, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

    Some two dozen protesters gathered for the “die-in” at FIDF’s New York office on Tuesday. The incident was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace...

  • Brooklyn man, extradited from Israel, arraigned in ’08 beating death

    July 21, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) — A former Hasidic community watch group member in Brooklyn was arraigned in New York in a 2008 beating death after being extradited from Israel.

    Yitzchak Schuchat, 31, was arraigned Friday in state Supreme Court in the death of Andrew Charles, according to New...

  • Orthodox school not amused by student’s raunchy ‘America’s Got Talent’ routine

    June 26, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Josh Orlian cracked up the judges on “America’s Got Talent,” but his Orthodox day school wasn’t laughing.

    The 12-year-old kippah-wearing comic made his national television debut with a raunchy routine packed with sexual innuendo. The show’s celebrity judges and studio audience...

  • #BringBackOurBoys meets #BringBackOurGirls

    June 17, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    Immediately after Monday’s #BringBackOurBoys rally at the Israeli consulate in New York on behalf of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, several participants joined a second rally nearby focused on another kidnapping on a different continent.

    The second rally was outside the...

  • N.Y. rabbi to be slapped with child porn charges

    May 21, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    A New York-area rabbi is among dozens to be charged with trafficking in child pornography.

    The rabbi, whose name was not released, will be charged Wednesday after being arrested in recent weeks, according to The Associated Press. He was among about 70 people arrested in an...

  • Sex comedy ‘Fading Gigolo’ more warm than hot

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 30, 2014 | 10:36 am

    In a movie about sex, there has to be an obstacle, and there’s no bigger obstacle than religion,” John Turturro said from Dallas, where he was promoting his new comic film, “Fading Gigolo.”

    The actor-writer-director plays the eponymous hooker — to Woody Allen’s pimp — who becomes...

  • Follow The DJ

    By Tera Greene

    March 31, 2014 | 6:20 pm

    Short and sweet.

    I am launching my website, http://www.djnovajade.com, tomorrow, April 1, 2014. 

    DJing is my profession, though many of you know that I am also a speaker and writer (duh!), among other things.  So, as I take my career to the next level, I am using my gifts in...

  • Wexler’s artisan-style deli to open in Grand Central Market

    March 20, 2014 | 11:51 am

    In a cover story last year for this publication, I lamented the lack of a contemporary, artisan-style deli in Los Angeles. While the deli scene in this city appears to be robust, we still need food entrepreneurs and chefs willing to shake up the status quo, much like what’s been...

  • N.Y. father of seven missing

    March 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE March 24] Body of N.Y. father of seven found in state park.


    [MARCH 18] A father of seven from New York's Rockland County is missing after making suicidal comments.

    Search efforts continued on Tuesday for Peretz Sontag, who has been missing since Friday morning. Sontag...

  • Purim story: No Yeshiva Deferments

    March 19, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    The funhouse sideshow of Charedi life in Israel and in the New York area bursts forth every Purim, as the ultra-Orthodox transform themselves into fez-wearing Turks, medieval noblemen and so on.

    We enjoy the easing of cultural barriers in the humor and evincing of a shared...

  • N.Y. man pleads guilty to violently forcing husbands to give gets

    March 10, 2014 | 10:58 am

    A New York personal trainer pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish husbands to give their wives religious divorces.

    David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty on March 7 in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. He could be...

  • N.Y. Jewish cemetery allegedly ripped off again

    February 11, 2014 | 10:04 am

    The overseer of a nonprofit New York cemetery who took control after the former operators were indicted for embezzlement was charged with stealing nearly $2 million.

    Timothy Griffin, 54, an attorney who stepped in to run United Hebrew Cemetery after the Staten Island burial...

  • Menachem Stark, slumlord or saint? Depends who you ask

    January 9, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    The murder of Menachem Stark has sparked intense media scrutiny of the Brooklyn real estate developer’s troubled business record, prompting the New York Post to ask “Who didn’t want him dead?” on its front page.

    But while mainstream media outlets scrutinized the Satmar hasid’s...

  • Two more charged in Met Council scam

    January 7, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity.

    Former Executive Director David Cohen and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand...

  • Lacking long-term plans, many U.S. Jewish cemeteries in neglect

    December 19, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach.

    Even now, after a $140,000 cleanup and improved...

  • Damaged Torahs found in Iraq buried in N.Y.

    December 17, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a New York cemetery.

    The burial took place Sunday at the New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, Long Island, The Associated Press reported. More than 100 people attended the ceremony...

  • Jacob Ostreicher in U.S. after more than two years in Bolivia

    December 17, 2013 | 10:20 am

    Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, has returned to the United States, a U.S. State Department spokesman confirmed.

    “Mr. Ostreicher arrived in the United States Monday morning,” a spokeswoman told JTA in an email, confirming an Associated Press...

  • Incoming councilwoman: Knockout attacks may be caused by black-Jewish tension

    December 5, 2013 | 10:50 am

    An incoming New York City councilwoman said the wave of so-called knockout attacks may be caused by tension between blacks and Jews.

    Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent the Crown Heights neighborhood and will take office next month, made the statement in...

  • Sucker punch: Brooklyn Jews targeted in ‘knockout’ attacks

    November 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Chava, a student at a Chabad seminary, has lived in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for six years, but it’s only in the past few days that she started carrying pepper spray in her handbag.

    Her younger brother gave her the deterrent after news hit of a string of recent...

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