Another Jewish social service agency has replaced FEGS as New York City’s largest social service group.
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.
As Orthodox Jewish communities grow, they will learn that their political power can be used for good or ill. Ari Hart says what has happened in the East Ramapo school district clearly crosses a moral line.
Opening statements began in a Rhode Island legal battle pitting America’s oldest congregation against the congregation that worships in America’s oldest synagogue structure.
Public displays of Israel affection are increasingly the domain of the Orthodox — but these Jews weren’t the only ones commandeering Fifth Avenue, as Jane Eisner observed.
Central Synagogue, a Reform congregation in New York with 2,300 families as members, reportedly will be closed for five days to fumigate for bedbugs.
Adventurous eaters paid up to $140 to feast on exotic — and kosher — food, including locusts and goat testicles at a famed Manhattan synagogue. But some guests fell sick after the eclectic event, and the city health department is investigating.
Dozens of Jewish war veterans who fought with the Soviet Red Army in World War II gathered at Times Square to celebrate the Hebrew date of Victory Day.
A half-century ago this year, the Catholic Church issued a landmark document that decried anti-Semitism and asserted that Jews could not be blamed for killing Jesus. The effect: Long-fraught relations between Catholics and Jews were dramatically improved.
At 12 years old, Elana Simon was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer that largely affects adolescents and young adults.