New York


  • Jews Ask N.Y. Mayor Bill De Blasio To 'Learn Facts About Israel and Palestine'

    By Michael Kaplan

    A Jewish group has gathered hundreds of signatures for a petition asserting that AIPAC does not represent the interests of many American Jews, weeks after the mayor made controversial remarks that the pro-Israel lobbyist group would always have a friend at City Hall.Read More


    Boycott Israel Prof Judith Butler Invited to Jewish Museum Conference on Franz Kafka

    By Michael Kaplan

    The Jewish Museum has reportedly invited a controversial critic of Israel to speak at a conference on the work of Franz Kafka in March.Read More


    Yeshiva Basketball Star Rebecca Yoshor Goes to Head of the Glass

    By Hillel Kuttler

    Yeshiva U. basketball star Rebecca Yoshor is leading the entire nation in rebounding. Her father says she honed her skills playing against her brothers in their driveway.Read More


    Suspected Frum Con Man Targets Orthodox With Elaborate Tales of Woe

    By Frimet Goldberger

    A suspected con artist is using his knowledge of Orthodox customs to rip off unspecting victims with heart-rending tales of woe. But is he really frum himself or just a clever imitator?Read More


    'Kosher' Chicken Sold on 'Holy' Lower East Side Was Really Treyf

    By Eddy Portnoy

    A Brooklyn woman journeyed all the way to the Lower East Side to buy a kosher chicken. Imagine her shock when she discovered it was really treyf.Read More


    3 Couples Wed at Empire State Building on Valentine's Day

    By Reuters

    Love was in the air atop the Empire State Building as three couples exchanged vows on Valentine’s Day, the only day weddings are permitted at the iconic New York City skyscraper.Read More


    Etan Patz Murder Case Plagued by New Questions

    By Forward Staff

    Manhattan prosecutors are reportedly worried about the weakness of their case against the South Jersey man accused of the notorious 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz in SoHo.Read More


    'Jewiest Dog' Falls Short at Westminster Show

    By Michael Kaplan

    The ‘Jewiest dog in show’ returned to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — but fell short in the prestigious competition.Read More


    Head of Staten Island's United Hebrew Cemetery Charged With $2M Theft

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The president of a Staten Island Jewish cemetery is accused of embezzling $2 million — less than a year after his predecessor’s wife admitted to stealing over $1 million.Read More


    Rabbis Join Protest Against Uganda Anti-Gay Laws

    By JTA

    Human rights activists were unsuccessful in their attempt to deliver a letter to the Ugandan embassy in Washington signed by more than 400 rabbis protesting that country’s anti-homosexuality policy.Read More


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