New York

  • Tall (Reform) Rabbi in Sea of Black Hats

    By Eliyahu Federman

    If the Reform president and Chabad can connect as one people, who knows: Maybe there’s hope for other denominations of Judaism to bridge their differences.Read More

    The (Chabad) Rebbe's Army

    By Ben Harris

    At a time of angst over the falloff in Jewish affiliation, the number of Chabad emissaries continues to swell. There are currently more than 4,500 around the world.Read More

    Richard Joel’s Term at Y.U. Is a Study in Promise and Turmoil

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Ten years ago, Richard Joel took the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution. Now Y.U. is struggling financially and otherwise, and Joel is in the middle of it.Read More

    Inspirational Israeli Soldier Aharon Karov Runs in New York City Marathon

    By Peter Hellman

    After Aharon Karov was severely wounded in Gaza, no one thought he would make it. Now, the inspirational Israeli soldier is running the New York City Marathon.Read More

    Samuel Cohen-Eckstein's Family Pleads With Council for Action on Traffic Laws

    By Anne Cohen

    The family of Sammy Cohen-Eckstein made an emotional plea for stricter anti-speeding laws. The Brooklyn bar mitzvah boy was killed crossing a street next to Prospect Park.Read More

    Kosher Chicken, E Coli and the Horace Mann Kid

    By Rita Rubin

    Does kosher chicken have higher levels of e coli bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics? Scientists are puzzled at the findings of a Jewish student at Horace Mann School.Read More

    Stop-and-Frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin Rebuked as Appeals Court Reverses Case

    By Reuters

    A federal appeals court put on hold court-ordered reforms to the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk program and ordered the case assigned to a different judge, saying the trial judge “ran afoul” of the judicial code of conduct.Read More

    Beverly Hills Rabbi Busted on Child Sex Charge

    By JTA

    A rabbi was arrested at the Jewish youth center where he works in Beverly Hills, Calif., on child sex abuse charges from New York.Read More

    New York Jewish Deliveryman Wins $900K in Anti-Semitic Abuse Suit

    By JTA

    A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded a $900,000 jury verdict for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.Read More

    Coney Island's Sea Gate Still Defenseless After Sandy — By Its Own Choice

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Brooklyn’s Sea Gate community is more vulnerable to Sandy-style devastation than ever. So why did the neighborhood turn down a chance to protect itself?Read More

    Find us on Facebook!
    • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight":
    • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
    • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
    • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
    • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
    • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
    • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
    • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here:
    • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
    • "Mark your calendars: It was on Sunday, July 20, that the momentum turned against Israel." J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis on Israel's ground operation in Gaza:
    • What do you think?
    • "To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza."
    • Professor Dan Markel, 41 years old, was found shot and killed in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Jay Michaelson can't explain the death, just grieve for it.
    • Employees complained that the food they received to end the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan was not enough (no non-kosher food is allowed in the plant). The next day, they were dismissed.
    • Why are peace activists getting beat up in Tel Aviv?
    • from-cache

    Would you like to receive updates about new stories?

    We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

    Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.