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  • 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


    A Year After Sandy, Brighton Beach Struggles To Get Back on Feet

    By Lisa Amand

    Hurricane Sandy teamed up with a wobbly economy to devastate Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Even a year later, the Jewish neighborhood is struggling to get back on its feet.Read More


    Madoff Employees Were 'Puppets' of Enigmatic Employer, Lawyers Say

    By Reuters

    Lawyers for five former employees of Bernard Madoff said on Thursday their clients were mere puppets under the spell of what one called an enigmatic “broker-dealer rockstar” and “pathological liar.”Read More


    Nigerian Buka Gets Authentic (Jewish) Touch

    By Lisa Amand

    Nat Goldberg grew up shuttling to Africa, so co-owning a Nigerian cafe isn’t as big a jump as it sounds. The cuisine at Buka is authentic — just don’t call it ‘fusion.’Read More


    Meet the Jewish Teen Who Helped Carry Out Kosher Chicken E Coli Study

    By JTA

    For several months during the spring of his 10th grade year, Jack Millman had an unusual Saturday ritual: He and his mother would ride around metropolitan New York and buy up vast quantities of raw chicken.Read More


    How We Cover Sammy Cohen-Eckstein's Death

    By Jane Eisner

    Sammy Cohen-Eckstein was a compelling figure who died tragically young. We strive to bring his story to the Jewish world — even if it conflicts with a family’s privacy.Read More


    William Rapfogel's Empire at Met Council Extends Deep Into Real Estate

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Willie Rapfogel’s sprawling Met Council empire survived his dramatic downfall. The charity remains deeply involved in real estate development — and tied to political power brokers.Read More


    Gabby Giffords Eyes Curbs at N.Y. Gun Show

    By Reuters

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in New York on Sunday to tour her first gun show since being shot in the head to review new measures that require background checks for buyers.Read More





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    • Does #Hamas have to lose for there to be peace? Read the latest analysis by J.J. Goldberg.
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    • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
    • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
    • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
    • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
    • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
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