(JTA) — A school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was set on fire. The bus went up in flames on Sunday evening in front of the Beth Rivkah School for Girls in the haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. There were no injuries. Police believe the fire was started by a…
If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue.
Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year. According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from statistics provided by the New York State Education Department, more than 143,000 students were enrolled in 405 K-12 Jewish schools in the state…
New York has one of the cruelest laws in the nation when it comes to the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse, Jane Eisner writes. Can Jewish activists help bring about reform?
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state’s most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties’ presidential nominees.
Hillary Clinton won a resounding victory in New York that has put her within sight of wrapping up the Democratic nomination. And a key part of her win was a sweep of Bernie Sanders in heavily Jewish areas.
John Kasich gave an impromptu 20-minute speech about hope and religious faith to a suburban New York Orthodox synagogue.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is throwing a concert in a park with a dramatic view of Manhattan’s skyscrapers. At the opposite end of New York state, Republican front-runner Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Buffalo, a Rust Belt city recovering from economic decline.