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  • 16 Jewish sites threatened in sixth wave of harassment

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — At least 12 Jewish community centers and institutions across North America and four Anti-Defamation League offices have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year. As of Tuesday afternoon, March 7, threats had been reported at Jewish institutions in Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama and at least […]
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  • Cuomo promises justice in JCC bomb threats

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    Albany Times Union ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo decried the rash of bomb threats to Jewish Community centers around the state and nation, promising a strong police response and questioning why anyone would make threats at facilities that offer programs for children. “These are threats against children,” Cuomo said during a visit Wednesday to the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community […]
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  • Cartoon depicting Israeli soldiers on NY state exam called ‘offensive,’ ‘anti-Israel propaganda’

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A political cartoon dealing with Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians appeared on the New York state Regents exam, reportedly causing some students discomfort. The cartoon that appeared on the exam administered Jan. 24 shows three Israeli soldiers—identified by a Star of David on the back of one—huddling behind an overturned table with guns drawn as one […]
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  • NY commuters clean Nazi graffiti off subway car

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Commuters on a New York City subway used hand sanitizer to clean away swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti drawn in permanent marker on the train’s maps, advertisements and windows. The Manhattan subway riders discovered the graffiti on Saturday night, Feb. 4. “The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to […]
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  • About 20 Rabbis Arrested During Protest Over Trump Travel Ban

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    By Colin Moynihan The New York Times NEW YORK CITY – About 20 rabbis affiliated with a liberal Jewish group were arrested on Monday night after blocking the street near the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan to protest an executive order that banned travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations. Although the hotel has […]
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  • Americans for Peace and Tolerance lists the #ShameOnTheUN Rally in New York City

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2017
    American pro-Israel supporters will gather Thursday, Jan. 12, at 885 Second Ave., at 47th/48th Streets, New York City at 12:30 p.m.
 prior to the Mid-East Summit that is set for January 15.  The rally’s message to the UN: no more anti-Israel documents or resolutions! The U.N.’s attempt to revise and erase Jewish history is deplorable. organizers said.. The rally organizers ask  the […]
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  • Orthodox Union to Sponsor Day of Torah & More Indoors at Citi Field Convention Center, Queens, NY, Jan. 15, 2017

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2016
    New York, NY – The Orthodox Union, the umbrella organization for American Orthodox Jewry, will present an unprecedented day of Torah, learning, inspiration and more. The full-day program for both men and women will be held indoors at New York’s Citi Field, Sunday, January, 15 from 8:45 am – 6:15 pm. The event will feature representatives from all walks of Orthodox […]
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  • A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Chasidic woman to serve in public office

    By jwadmin on November 16, 2016
    By ANDREW KATZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her Chasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an advocate for higher education, the founder of an all-female ambulance service and of a nonprofit to aid underprivileged mothers during the Gulf War. Now she has blazed a new trail, this […]
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  • Orthodox papers duel over modesty in the printing of Hillary Clinton’s photo

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After one haredi Orthodox newspaper printed a photo of Hillary Clinton, a rival haredi paper accused it of breaking Jewish law. Hamodia, a Hebrew paper in Israel, in a recent editorial denounced the decision by Mishpacha magazine, according to Yeshiva World News. Mishpacha, which is published in the United States and Israel, made history recently […]
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  • NY attorney general receives anti-Semitic tweets after opening Trump charity probe

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League condemned a rash of anti-Semitic attacks levied against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after he recently announced his office would open an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation. In a statement Monday, Oct. 10, the ADL said that Schneiderman’s announcement of the investigation on Sept. 14 prompted a series of anti-Semitic […]
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