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  • Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?

    By Hody Nemes

    A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?Read More


    U.S. Orders Airlines to Ground Flights to Tel Aviv After Rocket Explodes Near Ben Gurion Airport

    By Reuters

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.Read More


    Jews, Christians and Muslims Pray and Fast for Peace

    By Nechama Liss-Levinson

    A diverse group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim neighbors came together to learn, pray for peace and break the fast together in Roslyn, New York.Read More


    Jewish Doctor in JetBlue Drama Ousted for Launching Anti-Arab Gaza Bomb 'Rant'

    By Rachel X. Landes

    A Jewish doctor was bounced from a JetBlue flight for ranting at a Palestinian fellow passenger that she was a “murderer” who might blow up the flight.Read More


    Hasidic Brooklyn Baby Named for Three Murdered Israeli Teens

    By JTA

    A Brooklyn baby was named Eyal Gilad Naftali in memory of the three murdered Israeli teens.Read More


    Swastika Plane Banner Stuns New York Beachgoers in Coney and Brighton Beach

    By Rachel X. Landes

    New York beachgoers were stunned over the weekend when a plane flew overhead trailing a banner bearing a swastika.Read More


    Couple Charged in Ramadan Threat to Hamptons Synagogue

    By JTA

    A divorced couple from Long Island was arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to a synagogue in the Hamptons.Read More


    Jewish Doctor Bounced From JetBlue Flight Over Gaza Spat With Passenger

    By JTA

    A Jewish doctor was ejected from a JetBlue flight from Florida to New York after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger.Read More


    Lorin Maazel, Philharmonic Conductor, Dies at 84

    By Brendan O'Brien

    Conductor Lorin Maazel, a child prodigy who later directed the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic, died on Sunday at the age of 84, according to music festival he founded.Read More


    Anti-Semitic Elmo Spurs Times Square Character Crackdown

    By Reuters

    Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City’s Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on Wednesday.Read More





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