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East Ramapo School Oversight Bill Moves Forward in Albany

A controversial bill to appoint a state monitor for an Orthodox-dominated public school board has passed a key hurdle in the New York legislature. Will Governor Andrew Cuomo support it?


How Bibi Alienated All His Jewish Allies at the White House

When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.


Should New York City Fund Security Guards for Yeshivas?

Jewish leaders are joining a push to get New York to fund security guards at religious schools, including yeshivas. The City Council overwhelmingly backs the $50 million plan but Mayor Bill de Blasio is non-committal and police say it’s not necessary.


Despite Hiccups, Vatican Revolution Against Anti-Semitism Stands Strong at 50

A lengthy Catholic document, published in Latin after extensive theological debate, didn’t seem likely to overcome centuries of animosity with Jews. But despite some bumps in the road, Vatican II still looks like a game-changer — even 50 years later.

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