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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

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Subways passengers band together to erase Nazi graffiti

02/05/2017 8:38 AM

If all the reports of rising anti-Semitism have caused you distress, this story might act as a reassuring message that most people aren’t actually monsters. The

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Subway Nazi wanted by NYPD

02/03/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The NYPD is looking for a man who attacked a woman on the C train after reading from an anti-Semitic pamphlet in a German accent, New

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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

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Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last

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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

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According

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Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 3 months ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by

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Carjackers have fatal collision with synagogue wall

01/02/2017 5:02 PM

A carjacking last night turned deadly after a stolen SUV crashed into a Connecticut synagogue, Fox 61 reports. The incident began early Monday morning, when a

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Carnegie Deli Closes up Shop

12/30/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 3 months ago

  What has been a staple in New York City for 80 years will shutter its doors at the end of today.  Carnegie Deli, located on

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Volunteers with Masbia Soup Kitchen Help the Needy During Hanukkah

12/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup

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Brooklyn Resident Explores Judaism in Budapest

12/30/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 3 months ago

    She grew up with a love for traveling, visiting places like East Africa as a child. But Williamsburg resident Alyssa Petersel never imagined writing

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Councilman Greenfield Lights the World’s Largest Menorah

12/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

     

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FDNY 9/11 Victims Honored at Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

12/29/2016 5:12 PM
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Brooklyn Hannukah House Reopens

12/29/2016 4:08 PM

      For 20 years the property on Avenue T near E. 62nd Street has lit up Mill Basin in December. The Brooklyn Chanukah House,

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Schneiderman calls Cuomo bill “likely unconstitutional” and “a distraction”

12/23/2016 12:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is speaking out against a recently proposed bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling it “a distraction” and “likely unconstitutional” in a

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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,

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

12/20/2016 11:08 AM