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  • New York Senate Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Bill

    By JTA

    The New York State Senate approved a bill that would suspend funding to educational institutions which fund groups that boycott Israel.Read More

    ‘SermonSlam’ Teeters on Edge Between Earnest and Cool

    By Sigal Samuel

    Poetry slam is a genre usually pigeonholed between rap and performance art. So why did 130 young Jews turn out at a shul to try their hand at putting sermons to rhyme?Read More

    Jews Slam New York Mayor Bill De Blasio for 'Secret' AIPAC Speech in Open Letter

    By Michael Kaplan

    A group of New York Jewish public figures have signed an open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio condemning his recent proclamation that the pro-Israel lobbyist group AIPAC would always have a friend at City Hall.Read More

    Edgar Bronfman's Legacy Recalled at Lincoln Center Memorial

    By JTA

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli President Shimon Peres paid tribute to Edgar Bronfman at a public memorial service Tuesday night.Read More

    Bill De Blasio Takes Well-Worn Pro-Israel Path

    By Daniel Treiman

    New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment — and of the Zionist cause even before that.Read More

    Anti-Semitism at Pine Bush Schools Sufficient for Trial, Feds Say

    By JTA

    Evidence collected against a New York State school district that has been accused of anti-Semitic harassment is “sufficient” to substantiate the charges, a federal attorney concluded.Read More

    New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Praises Israel at AIPAC Gala

    By Forward Staff

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly praised Israel at a private gala event hosted by the pro-Israel group AIPAC in Manhattan.Read More

    Dawn Zimmer, Thorn in Chris Christie's Side

    By Julie Wiener

    Dawn Zimmer was a stay-at-home mom. Now she’s the first Jewish mayor of Hoboken — and a big thorn in the side of embattled N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.Read More

    Eric Goldstein, Wall Street Lawyer, Introduced as New York Federation Chief

    By Nathan Guttman

    Eric Goldstein has been named the new head of New York’s Jewish federation. The Wall Street lawyer has long been active in the community, but has no non-profit management experience.Read More

    Why Caleb Jacoby's Disappearance Is Our Business

    By Adena Cohen-Bearak

    Jeff Jacoby asked for our help when his son went missing, and got it. The columnist should explain why the teen ran away, so it can be a teachable moment for all of us.Read More

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