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  • Being Marc Chagall's Granddaughter Is Gift and Burden for Manhattan Florist

    By Paul Berger

    Having a very famous relative can be a gift for Bella Meyer. But the Manhattan florist is also careful to forge her own artistic path.Read More


    Michael Bloomberg Plans $50M Push on Illegal Guns

    By Reuters

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control.Read More


    NYPD Disbands Unit That Snooped on Muslims

    By Reuters

    The New York Police Department has disbanded a surveillance unit that targeted and monitored Muslim communities.Read More


    N.J. Sixth-Graders Make Offensive 'Number the Stars' Hallway Display

    By JTA

    A New Jersey sixth-grade teacher was ordered to remove student-made posters from a hallway display following a complaint that one was anti-Semitic and offensive.Read More


    The Syrupy Tale of How Jews Invented Kedem and Modern America

    By Laurie Gwen Shapiro

    How did that sugary Manischewitz get to your table? It started 100 years ago with Kedem in New York. Or maybe with Thoreau or Sonic Youth. Here’s the secret history of the sweet stuff.Read More


    Passover-Minded Synagogue Prepares To Sweep All Hametz From Its Inboxes

    By Sigal Samuel

    Congregant’s at Manhattan’s Romemu love its move to scrap email — or ‘life-hametz’ — for Passover. Will ‘de-emailing’ become a holiday trend?Read More


    Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles With Rising Ranks of Hungry as Passover Nears

    By Rachael Levy

    Kosher soup kitchen Masbia saw a 200% increase in demand for food in the months after food stamp cuts. Now, it’s racing to find funding for Passover.Read More


    Orthodox Singers Find Creative Voice by Performing for Other Women Only

    By Leeor Bronis

    A women’s only open-mic night in Brooklyn provides a creative outlet for women who observe kol isha. But some still find the restrictions creatively shackling.Read More


    165-Year-Old Ex-Shul on Lower East Side Closed After Column Cracks Found

    By JTA

    A former synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan was evacuated after cracks were discovered in the building’s columns.Read More


    Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim Lays Off 12 Amid Fiscal Crisis

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Newly discovered accounting errors at Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim forced the synagogue to lay off 12 employees — just as Rabbi Andy Bachman announced he’s leaving.Read More





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