In 1996, Asher Abramovitz, the longtime principal of Kinneret Day School, a non-denominational community school in Riverdale, New York, received an unusual proposition: Aaron Frank, the 27 year-old assistant rabbi of a local Orthodox synagogue, offered to meet weekly with the school’s mostly non-observant eighth graders to chat about Jewish ethics and philosophy, a sort of Judaism 101.
A Bronx old-age home whose board includes several high-powered Jewish activists has sent at least $20 million to unrelated ultra-Orthodox organizations. It’s an unusual arrangement that has stretched on for decades, Josh Nathan-Kazis reports.
Despite what Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz wants you to think, New York is actually the religious capital of America, Raphael Magarik argues.
A storied New York Orthodox synagogue, just blocks from the Empire State Building, is looking to its future, but says a report that it may build a gleaming 19-story ‘SynaCondo’ is wrong.
In the very first episode of “The West Wing,” some of the president’s advisers engage in a heated argument with a group of Christian activists. Among the advisers are two of the show’s most prominent Jewish characters: White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler (played by Richard Schiff) and the Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (played by Bradley Whitford).
The vandalism of a Jewish family’s home in an affluent New York suburb that was spray-painted with swastikas is being investigated as a bias incident, police said.
In 1900 Harlem was the world’s largest Jewish community, after Krakow and the Lower East Side.
A New York restaurant owner claims in legal papers that a prominent Orthodox synagogue threatened to have his kosher certification revoked if he does not drop a $1.8 million lawsuit against it.
Judith Kaye, the daughter of Jewish Polish immigrants who became New York State’s first woman chief judge, has died. She was 77.
A three-family Brooklyn house was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas and the words “Hitler was a hero” scrawled on the door.