New York

  • Stop-and-Frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin Asks To Return to Case

    By Reuters

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday asked an appeals court to reinstate her to a closely watched case regarding the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” tactic, saying she was unfairly removed from it a week ago.Read More

    Supreme Court Split on 'Jewish' Town Prayer Case

    By Reuters

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared deeply conflicted over what kind of public prayers should be acceptable at a town meeting as the justices confronted the delicate constitutional issue of church-and-state separation.Read More

    Did Bill De Blasio Win by 'Meh' Margin With Jews?

    By Daniel Treiman

    Bill De Blasio was elected New York City’s mayor by a landslide. He appears to have won the Jewish vote, too, but with what some might call a ‘meh’ margin.Read More

    Charles Hynes Crushed by Kenneth Thompson in Brooklyn District Attorney Race

    By Forward Staff

    Longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes lost his longshot reelection bid by a crushing 2-1 margin to Democrat Kenneth Thompson.Read More

    Ruth Messinger and Marilyn Sneiderman Are Odd Couple of Jewish Social Justice

    By Sarah Seltzer

    Ruth Messinger of AJWS and Marilyn Sneiderman of Avodah are friends, leaders — and roommates. Their apartment is a nexus of feminist Jewish social justice power.Read More

    Shmuley Boteach Tweets Fear as Wife and Daughter Trapped in Mall Standoff

    By JTA

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tweeted throughout a standoff with a gunman at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey, while his daughter and wife took cover inside.Read More

    Semon Domnitser Gets 8 Years for $57M Holocaust Claims Conference Fraud

    By JTA

    Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison.Read More

    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

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