The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe.
(JTA) — A swastika carved into a seat on the Long Island Rail Road in New York captured the attention of a commuter, who took a photo of the offending symbol and tweeted it. “This is a new one @LIRR swastika carved into seat in car 7170 511 train to FR. This goes way beyond…
NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York City Board of Elections has made voting registration forms available in Yiddish. The forms were available starting Monday, according to a statement by state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Brooklyn Democrat. Hikind, who is Jewish, said he requested in December that the Board of Elections provide the forms in Yiddish. “There are…
On the surface, the quick arrest of a suspect in the weekend bomb wave in New York and New Jersey might look like it’s brought some closure to the frightening series of events.
Scares like these will boost Donald Trump in the polls, Jay Michaelson writes.
(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.