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New York State

  • Emergency! Measles outbreak in Rockland County

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A New York suburb with a large haredi Orthodox population has declared a state of emergency over a serious measles outbreak. Rockland County will prohibit unvaccinated minors under the age of 18 from going to public places, including school, shopping centers, business and synagogues. The prohibition, started Tuesday night, March 26, lasts […]
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  • Two Orthodox organizations compare abortion to murder — and some are angry about it

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When New York state recently liberalized its abortion law, the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention unsurprisingly released statements slamming the action. They were joined by two large Orthodox Jewish religious organizations: the Rabbinical Council of America and Agudath Israel of America. The RCA is the umbrella group for centrist Orthodox rabbis. Agudah […]
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  • Kiryas Joel is now Palm Tree, the first official US haredi Orthodox town

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    (JTA) — The Chasidic community of Kiryas Joel in New York has become what is said to be the first official haredi Orthodox town in the United States. Kiryas Joel, a village of over 20,000 Yiddish-speaking Jews, became the town of Palm Tree on Jan. 1 when it officially split from the Town of Monroe located in upstate Orange County, […]
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  • After millionaire paid Jews to move to Alabama, couple struggles with new home

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2018
    The Albany Times Union DOTHAN, Ala. – She was already going to be late to the church, where once again she would try to explain her religion, even though it seemed like most people in her town never really get it. And now the latkes are burning. Lisa Priddle wonders why she is trying so hard, why she is prepping […]
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  • 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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