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  • New York Rabbis Join Protest of Eric Garner Decision

    By JTA

    Several high-profile New York rabbis are scheduled to join a Manhattan protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.Read More


    I Don't Want To Feel 'Safe' at Eric Garner’s Expense

    By Ayelet Cohen

    New Yorkers’ illusion of safety is coming at the cost of the lives of people like Eric Garner, Ayelet Cohen writes. Jews, of all people, should refuse to pay that price.Read More


    Hasidic Enclave Keeps Its Secrets Amid Elusive Rebbe's Tight Control

    By Frimet Goldberger

    Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.Read More


    How ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Shattered My Dreams

    By Leida Snow

    Leida Snow auditioned for the original ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Broadway. What happened next forever changed how she thought about musicals — and Judaism.Read More


    Searching for Amenia, New York's Lost Jewish Vacationland

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Once upon a time, a lake disappeared in Amenia — along with everything else. Josh Nathan-Kazis travels to upstate New York in search of a lost Jewish vacationland.Read More


    Abraham Goes 'On Trial' for Attempted Murder

    By Hody Nemes

    Abraham was ‘put on trial’ this weekend for trying to kill his son Isaac — and 1,300 New Yorkers actually paid to get jury duty at the celebrity court case.Read More


    Of Egg Creams, Ed Koch and 49 Other Facts You Didn't Know About Jewish New York

    By Laila Caron

    Did you know that Al Jolson worked as a singing waiter — or how many pushcart vendors were in New York in 1930? We help test your Jewish Big Apple knowledge.Read More


    Joan Rivers Clinic Cited for Failings

    By Reuters

    The New York outpatient clinic where the late Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest did not follow all the standard protocols during the throat procedures it conducted on the comedian, according to a government agency report released on Monday.Read More


    Cafe Edison, Jewish Theater District Spot, Closing

    By Julie Wiener

    Cafe Edison, a modest Theater District coffee shop long favored by Broadway’s cognoscenti, is closing for good.Read More


    N.Y. School Bond Passes — $38M Boost to Yeshivas

    By JTA

    Voters in New York state passed a schools bond act that may provide up to $38 million in reimbursements to Jewish day schools and yeshivas.Read More


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