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  • Ultra-Orthodox Internet Company Meshimir Blocks WhatsApp Messaging

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    An ultra-Orthodox web-filtering company will begin blocking photos and videos sent via the WhatsApp system starting today. Some rabbis have denounced the service as a danger to Jewish life.Read More


    Why Woody Allen's Thing for Younger Women Doesn't Make Him a Pedophile

    By Jay MIchaelson

    Woody Allen has dated (and married) much younger women. That doesn’t make him a pedophile — and gay activist Jay Michaelson explains why it’s such a dangerous leap.Read More


    Long Island Yeshiva Student Scrawls Anti-Semitic Graffiti

    By JTA

    A Long Island yeshiva student was charged with repeatedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti inside a commuter train station.Read More


    Bill Targeting Israel Boycott Bounces Back in New York State — and Nationally

    By Hody Nemes

    A bill targeting academic boycotts of Israel is back on track in New York’s state legislature, with similar measures popping up in other statehouses and even the U.S. Congress.Read More


    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets AIPAC Backing From Right

    By Daniel Treiman

    New York’s decidedly left-leaning new mayor, Bill de Blasio, was assailed by a group of decidedly left-leaning Jews for a speech in which he pledged his friendship to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.Read More


    Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Dealers' Busted in Death

    By Reuters

    Four people arrested in New York have been charged with drugs offences possibly connected to narcotics found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, police officials said on Wednesday.Read More


    New York Assembly Tweaking Bill on Israel Boycott

    By JTA

    The New York Assembly is modifying a bill that would bar state funds from being used for groups that boycott Israeli universities.Read More


    Send Iraqi Jewish Archive Back Where It Belongs

    By Sigal Samuel

    Jewish organizations are lobbying to keep the Iraqi Jewish Archive in America. But Sigal Samuel, an Iraqi Jew, says the trove should go back to Baghdad — for everyone’s sake.Read More


    Is New York Anti-Boycott Bill in Trouble?

    By JTA

    The New York State Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill intended to prohibit colleges from using any state money to fund groups that boycott Israeli universities.Read More


    New York Fails To Enforce Consent Forms for Metzitzah B'Peh Circumcision Rite

    By Paul Berger

    Two New York infants have contracted herpes after metzitzah b’peh in the last year. Why hasn’t the city enforced its parental consent form rule for the circumcision rite?Read More


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