New York

  • New York Woman Sues Kuwait Airlines Over Ban on Israeli Passengers

    By JTA

    An Israeli woman who has lived in the United States for the last 15 years was barred from boarding a Kuwait Airways flight in New York because of her Israeli citizenship.Read More

    Funerals Held 2 Hours Apart for Jewish Train Tragedy Victims

    By John A. Oswald

    Final farewells for two of the 6 victims of this week’s fiery New York commuter train accident will be held two hours apart this morning, including the mother of three who was behind the wheel of the SUV the train slammed into on Tuesday night.Read More

    Can Ex-Orthodox Be Sold on Modern Orthodoxy?

    By Kelsey Osgood

    Can those who left ultra-Orthodoxy be convinced to join Modern Orthodoxy instead of leaving the faith altogether? ‘Jew in the City’ blogger Allison Josephs wants to give it a try.Read More

    Jewish End-of-Life Activists Sue New York Over Law Barring Doctor-Aided Suicide

    By Reuters

    A group of doctors and patients, some terminally ill, on Wednesday asked a New York court to rule that doctor-assisted suicide is not against state law.Read More

    Staten Island Jewish Cemetery Head Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.9M

    By JTA

    The one-time acting president of a nonprofit Staten Island Jewish cemetery pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million.Read More

    Trial Eyes Etan Patz's Heartbreaking Last Day

    By Natasja Sheriff

    Prosecutors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old boy in New York City in 1979 laid out details in court on Tuesday of the last day the child was seen alive.Read More

    Judy Rapfogel Is Woman in the Middle of Two N.Y. Scandals

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Judy Rapfogel is Sheldon Silver’s chief of staff and William Rapfogel’s wife. Those roles once put her at the center of power — now she’s in the crosshairs of two scandals.Read More

    Talmudic Rabbis Were Totally Badass in Blizzards

    By Sigal Samuel

    Ancient Talmudic rabbi Hillel the Elder is not impressed with our Blizzard of 2015. He braves snowstorms like a boss —  and makes New Yorkers look like a bunch of sissies.Read More

    Is Controversial Circumcision Ritual Dangerous?

    By Paul Berger

    Is a controversial circumcision rite dangerous? New York City believes 17 infants have been infected because of metzizah b’peh — but not everyone agrees.Read More

    Israel President Reuven Rivlin Meets Black Community in New York

    By JTA

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began his first visit to the United States as president with a speech to leaders of the African-American community.Read More

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