New York

  • Sandy Wreaks Untold Havoc on Jewish Communities

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Sandy brought never-before-seen destruction to Jewish communities across the New York area and beyond. Communal officials have only begun to assess the damage.Read More

    Coney Island Jewish Agency Gets $500K for Sandy Repairs

    By JTA

    The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island was awarded almost $500,000 in federal funding to repair damages that occurred during Superstorm Sandy.Read More

    Hasidic Candidate Loses in New York Statewide Race

    By JTA

    A man believed to be the first Hasidic candidate to run for any statewide office conceded in a close race for the New York State Assembly.Read More

    Hate Crimes Soar in New York — Against Muslims and Jews

    By JTA

    Suspected hate crimes against Jews and Muslims soared in New York City amid the Gaza conflict.Read More

    How Ultra-Orthodox Woman Found an Egalitarian Minyan

    By Frieda Vizel

    Growing up in an ultra-Orthodox community, Frieda Vizel always knew that minyans were for men — until she was asked to join one.Read More

    Modesty Is the New Black

    By Elissa Strauss

    From the perennially chic Barneys New York, to chains like Zara, this season’s racks are filled with billowy dresses and oversized jackets. The styles are almost — dare we say it — modest?Read More

    Swastika Spray-Painted in Haredi-Heavy New York Suburb

    By JTA

    Police are investigating an incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in a Rockland County, N.Y., community with a large haredi Orthodox population.Read More

    Celebrities Remember Joan Rivers at Invitation-Only Service in Manhattan

    By Reuters

    Celebrities ranging from Barbara Walters to Sarah Jessica Parker flooded Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El to mourn Joan Rivers at an invitation-only ceremony on Sunday.Read More

    ‘Here Lies Soap’

    By Susan J. Gordon

    Curious about a cenotaph commemorating the Holocaust, Susan J. Gordon traveled to Ukraine in search of her family history — but the answers lay a little closer to home.Read More

    John Ruskay Named Senior Fellow at Jewish People Policy Institute

    By JTA

    John Ruskay, the former CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York, was named a senior fellow at the Jerusalem-based Jewish People Policy Institute.Read More

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