(JTA) — The New York City Council approved a nonbinding resolution to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. The resolution, which passed Wednesday in a 40-4 vote with six abstentions, condemns “all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of…
The electoral thwacking suffered by the handpicked successor to New York State Assembly leader Sheldon Silver looks like the last nail in the coffin of the old political order on the Lower East Side.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday he had opened an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee’s charity was complying with state laws governing nonprofits.
It was tempting to ignore that Christopher Bollyn was speaking locally. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see him in person.
A plan for a nine-story condo and community center adjacent to Shearith Israel, the venerable Sephardic congregation on Manhattan’s upper West Side, was shot down by a local community board.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Muslim and Jewish students rallied with lawmakers in support of a bill that would provide kosher and halal food options at New York City public schools. “The cost is limited compared to having a healthy meal, allowing students to eat and to be able to perform,” said State Assemblyman David Weprin, a Democrat, at the…
At the time Deitsch attempted to shut the elder care facility down it was home to many Jewish residents, including one Holocaust survivor.
(JTA) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can stay out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction, a federal judge ruled Thursday in a decision that suggested a possible reversal of his November corruption conviction. According to federal law, a judge should allow a defendant to stay out of prison on bail during an…
Anti-Semitism is “alive and well,” declared Bill de Blasio to the congregants of Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach.
The Trump family consistently hid its German ancestry from customers and investors, according to an article in The New York Times.