New York

  • Why Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Left Satmars for Progressive Start-Up Synagogue

    By Rukhl Schaechter

    Rabbi Ysoscher Katz grew up among the ultra-Orthodox Satmar Jews. He now serves as a leader of a progressive synagogue that allows women to lead some prayers.Read More

    Protesters Take Aim at Metropolitan Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer'

    By Rachel Delia Benaim

    With the Metropolitan Opera’s new season set to open Monday night, protesters are calling for one show to be canceled.Read More

    Pam Geller Group Sues on 'Killing Jews' Ad

    By JTA

    A pro-Israel group said it will sue New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for rejecting its advertisement on the city’s public transportation.Read More

    Orthodox Man Stabbed by Disgruntled Worker in Brooklyn

    By Gabe Friedman

    An Orthodox man was stabbed in Brooklyn Heights — reportedly by a disgruntled employee.Read More

    Tennis Team Sues Over Matches on Shabbat

    By JTA

    A seniors’ tennis team from New York has gone to a court of law to keep from playing a tournament on Shabbat.Read More

    Jews Join Hundreds of Thousands at Largest-Ever Climate Change March

    By Hody Nemes

    Shofar blasts rang out and ‘Save Our Planet’ signs in Yiddish peppered the streets of New York as more than 100 Jewish groups joined the largest-ever climate change protest.Read More

    Despite Winning 1,000 Pre-K Seats, N.Y. Jewish Advocates Still Frustrated

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Bill de Blasio’s new pre-kindergarten program funds over 1,000 free seats for Jewish schools in N.Y. But some Orthodox advocates want more time for religious study.Read More

    Coney Island Jewish Agency Gets $500K for Sandy Repairs

    By JTA

    The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island was awarded almost $500,000 in federal funding to repair damages that occurred during Superstorm Sandy.Read More

    Hasidic Candidate Loses in New York Statewide Race

    By JTA

    A man believed to be the first Hasidic candidate to run for any statewide office conceded in a close race for the New York State Assembly.Read More

    Hate Crimes Soar in New York — Against Muslims and Jews

    By JTA

    Suspected hate crimes against Jews and Muslims soared in New York City amid the Gaza conflict.Read More

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