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  • Amare Stoudemire Talks Jewish During Maccabiah Games Visit to Israel

    By Hillel Kutler

    Amare Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star, has long believed he has Jewish roots. He explains how his trip to Israel for the Maccabiah Games cemented the bond.Read More

    Jack Hidary's Longshot Bid for New York Mayor Divides Syrian Jews

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Jack Hidary, a well-connected tech millionaire, thinks he has a shot at being mayor of New York City. But his dark horse quest may tear Brooklyn’s Syrian Jewish community in two.Read More

    Anthony Weiner Faces Pressure From Newspapers To Quit Mayor Race

    By Reuters

    New York City newspapers called for mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to bow out of the race on Wednesday after fresh revelations that he had continued sexually charged online chats for more than a year after his resignation from Congress.Read More

    Huma Abedin Sticks by Anthony Weiner After New Sext Revelation

    By Reuters

    New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, with his wife by his side, said he is staying in the race after confirming on Tuesday that some newly revealed sexually explicit online chats and photos, published this week by a gossip website, were sent by him.Read More

    Eying Orthodox Vote, New York Mayor Candidates Back Aid to Religious Schools

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    New York’s leading Democratic mayoral candidates are promising more aid to religious schools. Is it the right thing to do — or just an effort to pander to the Orthodox vote?Read More

    New York Measles Outbreak Halted Among Orthodox

    By Seth Berkman

    A measles outbreak among New York’s Orthodox Jewish community has been curtailed, according to officials for the city’s department of health.Read More

    Gilad Shalit Will Lead Aliyah Flight From U.S.

    By JTA

    Gilad Shalit will accompany a flight of new immigrants, including 106 children, leaving New York for Israel on Monday.Read More

    Saudi Airline Hits Back at 'No Israelis' Charge

    By JTA

    The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines told an Arabic newspaper that the airline does not discriminate against Israelis, but cannot accept passengers not permitted entry to the country.Read More

    Landlord's 'No Mezuzah' Rule Sparks Lawsuit

    By JTA

    An Orthodox Jewish man from suburban New York City sued his landlord for demanding that he remove the mezuzah from his apartment’s doorpost.Read More

    Both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Now Lead N.Y. Comeback Races

    By Reuters

    Disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are frontrunners in their comeback races, a poll released on Monday showed, with most voters more forgiving about sexual misconduct than financial corruption.Read More

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