NYC politicians take part in UJO of Williamsburg Passover food drive

04/03/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

The United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, an organization offering help to local needy families, partnered with the Met Council Monday to help distribute boxes of Kedem


NYC changes tack on controversial metzizah b’peh circumcision ritual

03/31/2017 10:29 AM Updated: 4 weeks ago

New York City’s health commissioner announced this week a new approach to metzizah b’peh, the controversial and relatively rare practice of oral suction during circumcisions, which has been


New York man arrested for drawing swastikas on own home

03/22/2017 1:17 PM

Andrew King, a 54-year-old Schenectady resident, was arrested Monday after allegedly vandalizing his own home with two swastikas. King, who claims to be Jewish, reported the


Hey NYC, come to Matzapalooza for learning, songs and plague costumes

03/22/2017 11:48 AM Updated: 1 month ago

The Workmen’s Circle and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will be partnering with the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this year’s second annual Matzapalooza. According to


Was Kushner-China real estate deal ‘fake news’?

03/17/2017 2:20 PM

Earlier this week, we shared a Bloomberg story about a huge real estate deal involving 666 Fifth Avenue, the skyscraper co-owned by Kushner Cos., the real estate


Cuomo seeks to change New York law that allows 14-year-olds to marry

03/13/2017 7:45 PM

An overlooked law on the books in New York since 1929 has made it legal for children as young as 14 to marry with parental and


(Video) Watch NYPD on “typical coward” behind JCC bomb threats

03/09/2017 9:36 AM

Mayor, NYPD, Council show united front against hate at Staten Island JCC

03/07/2017 5:32 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Tuesday alongside Police Commissioner James O’Neil to meet with Jewish


NY Rep. Maloney calls for protection of Jewish cemeteries

03/07/2017 4:01 PM

New York politicians are calling for increased penalties following the vandalism last month of two Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over 100 headstones were

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Brooklyn man, 65, arrested for anti-Semitic vandalism at Penn Station

03/07/2017 11:16 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Amid concerns of rising anti-Semitism, a 65-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Monday for drawing swastikas in men’s bathrooms in Penn Station. The arrest of the suspect,


Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating


Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of


Neither rain nor Trump deter New York’s Jewish Rally for Refugees

02/13/2017 12:53 PM

Neither sleet nor rain were enough to stop crowds from voicing their support of America’s newest and most vulnerable residents at New York City’s Jewish Rally


New York apologizes for “anti-Israel” cartoon in test

02/09/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A cartoon featured in the January 24 New York State regents exam, described by the American Jewish Congress as “blatantly anti-Israel,” has prompted an apology from the


New York is most popular travel choice for Israelis, new poll finds

02/02/2017 4:06 PM

New York is the travel destination of choice for Israelis, according to a Smith organization poll cited Thursday by Hamodia. The poll, taken in advance of the


Supporters of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane turn to Donald Trump as defender of Israel

01/06/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a fiery pro-Israel activist branded as a terrorist by the US government for founding the Jewish Defense League (JDL),

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s


ADL appaled by anti-Semitic attack in Williamsburg

12/22/2016 3:33 PM

  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned today an anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in Williamsburg Tuesday. “We are appalled that the victim of this crime was

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NY AG Schneiderman supports NYC purging ID records

12/21/2016 2:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

In a brief filed Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman supported New York City in a lawsuit regarding data collected by the municipal ID card program,


2nd Avenue Subway opens Jan. 1st, but take a tour now

12/20/2016 11:08 AM