There was more than one corpse in the sanctuary of the Bialystoker Synagogue on the day that Heshy Jacob died.
This weekend black Israelites will gather across New York City to celebrate their spiritual patriarch — a rabbi from Harlem who helped establish America’s black Hebrew-Israelite movement a century ago.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Albert Klass, who founded the Jewish Press, long an influential publication in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, has died at 105. Klass died Friday at his home in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the Orthodox news site Voz Is Neias reported. The Brooklyn native and his brother Rabbi Sholom Klass founded the weekly…
An unknown assailant attacked Rabbi Alvin Kass, the respected chief chaplain of the New York City Police Department, yesterday while the rabbi was on his morning power walk along Riverside Boulevard.
Three New York City police commanders and a business consultant were arrested on Monday as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that has also been examining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising activities.
(JTA) — Congregation Shearith Israel in New York will appeal a federal court ruling last month stripping its control of the historic Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island. The Manhattan congregation filed a notice Tuesday saying it will appeal to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to reverse last month’s decision concerning…
Union rights are Jewish rights, Ari Paul argues. Have the Hasidic managers of the famed photography store not read the Bible?
The New York State Legislature is considering two bills to push nonpublic schools to meet minimum education standards. But Jewish groups’ inaction could threaten the bills’ future, Seth Kaplan and Naftuli Moster write.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A 51-year-old Reform temple in New York’s Rockland County — an area whose liberal Jewish population has plummeted in recent decades as its haredi Orthodox community has rapidly grown — is closing its doors. READ: In Rockland County, non-Orthodox try to create alternative to Hasidic dominance Temple Beth El will in…
Rabbi Shulem Korn, an enterprising Orthodox Jew from Monsey, has made a name for himself conducting boisterous Torah parades in New York — turning otherwise sleepy streets into observant block parties.