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  • 5 Shomrim Charged in Beating of Black Gay Man

    By JTA

    Five haredi Orthodox Jewish men were indicted for attacking a gay black man in Brooklyn.Read More

    New York City Stonewalls Forward on Metzitzah B'peh Circumcision Regulations

    By Paul Berger

    New York parents are supposed to sign consent forms for a controversial circumcision rite. Why won’t the city say what — if anything — it has done to enforce the regulation?Read More

    4 Hasidic Jews Busted in Beating of Gay Black Man in Brooklyn

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The New York Police Department has arrested four Hasidic men in the December beating of a black gay man in Brooklyn, according to news reports.Read More

    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

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