New York


  • Damage and Death Toll From Sandy Rises

    By Reuters

    Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages. The death toll climbed to at least 30.Read More


    Northeast Paralyzed by Sandy's Surge

    By Reuters

    Sandy swamped New York with record floods, blacked out power to millions and brought the economy to a halt through much of the region.Read More


    Rabbis Pressure Christine Quinn Over Sick Leave

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Liberal rabbis are pushing New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn to support a bill requiring paid sick leave. Is this the start of the 2013 mayoral race?Read More


    Stop Spying on Muslims

    By Rachel Kahn-Troster and Marjorie Dove Kent

    What would it look like to have your movements and your friendships tracked simply because of your religion or where you prayed?Read More


    N.Y. Board Orders Forms for Circumcision Rite

    By Seth Berkman

    The New York City board of health voted unanimously to require parents to sign a consent form for metzizah b’peh. A handful of protesters denounced the decision.Read More


    App-arently, It Could Be Easier to Grab a Cab

    By Andrea Palatnik

    New York City is searching for an official app to make it easier to catch a yellow cab. Not surprisingly, several of the top contenders for the coveted online spot are run by Jews.Read More


    Conservative Rabbis Back Circumcision Consent Form

    By JTA

    A Conservative rabbinic group is supporting a proposed New York City Board of Health measure that requires parental consent for a controversial circumcision practice, while an Orthodox group opposes the regulation.Read More


    Queens Polling Place Moved Out of Church

    By JTA

    A polling site in a Queens, N.Y., neighborhood has been moved after some Jewish voters raised concerns about violating their religious beliefs by having to enter the building.Read More


    The Magnificent Sheva

    By Phillip Lutz


    Empire State Shooter Worked at Jewish-Owned Company

    By Larry Cohler-Esses and Josh Nathan-Kazis

    FORWARD EXCLUSIVE: The Empire State Building gunman was a disgruntled ex-employee. The company’s Syrian Jewish owner sat in shock for hours after the tragedy.Read More


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