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  • 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


    Ellen Willis and Me

    By Ezra Glinter

    The legendary feminist critic, writer and editor Ellen Willis died in 2006. But a new collection of her essays reminds Ezra Glinter that her voice has a lasting impact.Read More


    Creditor Jumpstarts Bid for New York's 'People's Opera'

    By Edith Honan

    A creditor who hopes to rescue the bankrupt New York City Opera filed an objection on Monday to delays in consideration of his bid and called for an independent trustee to be put in charge.Read More


    After 20 Years, Mourning for Chabad Rebbe Takes on Orderly Rhythm

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    20 years after Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s death, Hasidic followers still throng to visit his tomb. It’s a shrine that those who thought he was the Messiah shun.Read More


    Kidnappers of Teens Celebrate on New Tape

    By JTA

    The full recording of the emergency call placed by one of three abducted teens, in which the kidnappers can be heard celebrating, was released.Read More





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