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  • Happy Thanksgiving 2015

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    Thanksgiving is a time to say thanks and be grateful for the blessings in our lives. It is a special holiday because we are all being grateful together and at the same time. Since this is my 49th Thanksgiving, I am going to share 49 things I am grateful for. In no particular order,...

  • NY City police aware of ISIS video but say no specific threat

    1 week ago

    New York City police are aware of a newly released Islamic State video that suggests that the largest U.S. city was a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris last week, but that there are no current or specific threats, the department said on Wednesday.

    "While some of...

  • Muslim vendor was target of NYC attack, not yeshiva students

    October 12, 2015 | 11:48 am

    A firebomb believed to have been thrown at two Israeli yeshiva students in New York City was actually aimed at a Muslim food truck vendor, police said.

    The students, both 19, were walking in Midtown Manhattan on Friday when a still-unidentified assailant threw a bottle filled...

  • Israeli students attacked with firebomb in NYC

    October 12, 2015 | 8:46 am

    A firebomb was thrown at two Israeli yeshiva students in New York City in an incident being investigated as a hate crime.

    Neither of the students, both 19, were injured in the Midtown Manhattan attack, which occurred Friday and was reported in the New York media on Sunday...

  • #ShareHumanity: Graceful in New York City on September 11

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 20, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    On September 11, 2015, I was in New York City. I walked around the city and remembered how I had been in NYC on September 11, 2001. I was grateful that my family and I were okay on that day years ago and now. The travel company I was working for in 2001 went bankrupt within two...

  • Gustave Kaitz, the last Art Deco artist

    By Avishay Artsy

    May 13, 2015 | 10:30 am

    The Art Deco movement of the 1920s and ’30s is best known for its stylish and geometric design: streamlined, modern furniture, textiles and jewelry, not to mention iconic New York City skyscrapers such as Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.

  • From orphans to terrorists: The childhood that became a breeding ground for vengeance

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 16, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    Before he killed two New York City police officers, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley was on a desperate search to find himself.

    He “tried on identities as if they were new clothes,” The New York Times reported. He was mostly a street hustler who dabbled in petty crime and spent...

  • From orphans to terrorists: The childhood that became a breeding ground for vengeance

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 16, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Before he killed two New York City police officers, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley was on a desperate search to find himself.

    He “tried on identities as if they were new clothes,” The New York Times reported. He was mostly a street hustler who dabbled in petty crime and spent...

  • Haredi circumcision practice infects New York baby with herpes

    December 24, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    A controversial circumcision practice has led to the infection of a New York City baby with neonatal herpes, according to the city’s health department.

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Tuesday in a press release that the case was reported in...

  • Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer

    December 4, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York City police officer who killed Eric...

  • New York increases security around synagogues

    November 18, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    New York City increased its police presence at synagogues and other locations in the wake of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead.

    “The NYPD is following developments in Jerusalem closely and working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor any further...

  • Trip to New York City

    By Joy Bennett

    September 24, 2014 | 12:29 pm

    The Pod Hotel, Manhattan

    Just got back from a quick weekend trip to New York City, what a fun town.  I stayed at the adorable Pod Hotel which is super convenient.  It's right on 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Midtown Manhattan.  The rooms are the size of a dorm, but it's clean, very reasonable and right in the middle of things.  Check out Buttercup Bakery on 2nd Avenue nearby too!

  • 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? 

  • RIP, Pete Seeger

    January 28, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Today began on a sad note with news that Pete Seeger, a man for whom the modifier “legendary” seems hopelessly inadequate, had died in New York City at 94.

    Unlike some of my friends who were weaned on Seeger’s music, I encountered the man only later. An image from Alec...

  • N.Y. mayor vows to find Stark killer, condemns Post newspaper

    January 13, 2014 | 4:23 pm

    New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of Charedi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.

    De Blasio, who has been roundly criticized for his silence in the case, ripped the...

  • Police: Caleb Jacoby found safe in NYC

    January 9, 2014 | 9:24 pm

    The police department in Brookline, Mass., told JTA that 16-year-old Caleb Jacoby has been found safe in New York City.

    Jacoby, an 11th-grader at the Maimonides School in suburban Boston, had been missing since midday on Jan. 6.

    The case drew national attention, in part because...

  • Boteach tweets of terror during N.J. mall shooting with family inside

    November 5, 2013 | 11:09 am

    Rabbi Shmuely Boteach tweeted “Please pray” as law enforcement scoured a New Jersey mall looking for the gunman who fired shots there while his daughter and wife took cover inside.

    Boteach and three of his children were entering the Garden State Plaza in Paramus on Monday night...

  • Opinion still matters more than money

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 17, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    New York City voters appear to be moving beyond the era of their three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long dominated the city’s politics. With the Sept. 16 concession of William C. Thompson, the winner of New York’s Democratic mayoral primary is the liberal Bill de Blasio,...

  • Met Council taps N.Y. finance chief Frankel to replace Rapfogel

    August 19, 2013 | 10:12 am

    The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is bringing in New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO.

    The Met Council announced the appointment of Frankel, who has been the commissioner of the Department of...

  • NYC suspends millions in funding to Met Council

    August 16, 2013 | 9:55 am

    New York City has reportedly suspended all funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty following the firing of its longtime CEO over alleged financial misdeeds.

    “All pending awards have been put on hold until an investigation by [the New York Department of...

  • Reclaiming the swastika

    July 19, 2013 | 9:34 am

    A swastika banner will fly over New York City and appear in other major cities around the world this Saturday.

    No, the Nazis aren’t invading. This Saturday marks the fourth annual World Swastika Rehabilitation Day, organized by the International Raelian Movement. Founded in 1974,...

  • Stop and frisk and common sense

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 12, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has a lucid and compelling op/ed by Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute entitled “How to Increase the Crime Rate Nationwide.”

    In a politically incorrect piece, she argues why the likely outcome in New York’s widely followed “stop, question and...

  • 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...

  • Brooklyn prosecutor to seek freedom for man convicted in 1990 killing of rabbi

    March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    In the wintry darkness 23 years ago on a back street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a jewelry thief fleeing a botched robbery panicked and shot a Chasidic rabbi in the head.

    Four days later, the rabbi, Chaskel Werzberger, an Auschwitz survivor, died of his wounds. Even in the New...

  • Goodbye Soda…..Hello Bloomberg

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 12, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    By Michael Welch

    This week, I began writing my blog earlier than usual. If I don’t say so myself, it was a wonderfully executed critique, demonizing Michael Bloomberg’s misguided radical soda reform.  As I finished typing the last word of my searing expose, my news ticker mooted...

  • Ed Koch Eulogized as Friend of Israel, Jewish People

    February 7, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Ed Koch was remembered as a friend of Israel and the Jewish people by a cast of political luminaries at the former New York City mayor’s funeral.

    At a service that filled the cavernous sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan — the crowd included former President Bill Clinton,...

  • New York to name subway station after Koch

    February 4, 2013 | 9:47 am

    New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the...

  • Russian Jews in U.S. to remember Koch

    February 1, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    The Russian-American Jewish community will honor the late New York City mayor Ed Koch at an upcoming event.

    Limmud FSU, which holds educational confabs for Russian-speaking Jews around the world, said Friday it will hold a special ceremony commemorating the Jewish politician at...

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

  • Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88

    February 1, 2013 | 7:55 am

    Ed Koch, the pugnacious former New York City mayor whose political imprimatur was eagerly sought by Republicans and Democrats alike, has died.

    Koch, 88, died early Friday morning of congestive heart failure, his spokesman told The New York Times. He had been hospitalized twice in...

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