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New York State

  • Marilyn Monroe’s siddur to be auctions

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2018
    NEW YORK (JTA) – An item that belonged to Marilyn Monroe is being put up for auction and it’s not quite what you’d expect. Next month, one lucky fan of the late actress will be able to acquire a Jewish prayer book, or siddur, that she owned. The cream-colored book, which was published in 1922, is being sold at an auction by J. Greenstein […]
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  • Alicia Ostriker named State poet and Colson Whitehead named State author; to be awarded here

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that Colson Whitehead has been named New York’s 12th State author and that Alicia Ostriker has been named New York’s 11th State poet. Whitehead, novelist, journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer will receive the New York State Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers; and Ostriker will receive the New York State Walt Whitman […]
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  • Julia Salazar wins in N.Y.’s Democratic primary: Other Jewish voting concerns

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Julia Salazar, whose revised claims to Jewish identity raised questions and challenges in the media, won her race for a New York State Senate seat in Thursday, Sept. 13, Democratic primary. The democratic socialist defeated 16-year incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan by 59-41 percent in a local but closely watched contest. Salazar’s biography came under close scrutiny when […]
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  • Jon Stewart found a home for 2 goats found wandering around the NYC subway

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — New York City subway riders are used to all sorts of delays — but not usually those caused by wandering goats. Recently, The New York Times reported that two goats wreaked havoc on the N subway line in Brooklyn. Social media users, including the subway’s official account, had fun with the bizarre event. Subway staff and police […]
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  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio denies he has been soft on yeshiva standards

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    (JTA) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed back against criticisms that he has been soft on yeshivas that have illegally declined to offer their students secular studies. Speaking at a recent  press conference , de Blasio said that city officials had “engaged in a dialogue with a number of schools” that was “very productive.” Likely responding to recent harsh […]
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  • Man charged with fraud for fixing synagogue’s bingo game

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    Neil Simon Gross, 71, turned himself into police recently after being charged with gaming fraud, according to Lohud.com, a local news site. Gross, who calls out the numbers at the Yorktown Jewish Center in Westchester County, allegedly took advantage of the position to change the outcome of games. Police were tipped off to the alleged crime and investigated Gross along with the […]
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  • Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gets 7 years for corruption

    By jwadmin on July 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to seven years in prison for federal corruption charges. The sentence Friday, July 27, came after a verdict in May in a second trial in two years for Silver. An appellate court overturned his 2016 verdict because of faulty jury instructions. Silver, 74, who was […]
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  • This Orthodox rabbi just took a job at an LGBT synagogue

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – In many ways, Mike Moskowitz is a typical haredi Orthodox rabbi. He wears a black suit and black hat. He sports a thick, curly beard beneath a closely shaved head. He peppers his speech with liturgical Hebrew and Yiddish words. He quotes from Jewish legal texts. Moskowitz sometimes closes his eyes when he […]
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  • New York City councilman to provide day of gender-segregated beach for constituents

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A New York City councilman is renting a city beach on Coney Island in order to host gender-segregated swim days for his Jewish and Muslim constituents. Brooklyn Democrat Chaim Deutsch made the announcement on his Facebook page: “For many New Yorkers, including religious Jews and Muslims who observe modesty laws, there isn’t an opportunity to utilize our City’s […]
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  • NYC public school holds moment of silence for Gaza border victims

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Students at a selective New York City public school participated in a moment of silence for the Palestinian victims of violence on the Gazan border with Israel, angering some parents. The moment of silence was held recently ago at the Beacon School located in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan. The school “tends to lean […]
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