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New York State

  • State of New York sues Harvey Weinstein

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their production company for violating laws against sexual harassment and sexual abuse. The lawsuit could harm a deal to sell the Weinstein Company, and push the company toward bankruptcy, The New York Times reported. The lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court […]
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  • Cold cuts ignored: Burglars steal $5,000 from kosher deli in Brooklyn

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The burglars who robbed a kosher deli in Brooklyn weren’t looking for brisket or roast beef. They left the food untouched but stole $5,000, after breaking in by way of the adjacent office of a Brooklyn state senator. “They certainly weren’t desperate for pastrami,” state Sen. Simcha Felder said, according to The New York Post. Police said […]
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  • A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was recently launched by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company), aims to be a resource for millennial women navigating sometimes tricky […]
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  • Capital region shows support for Israel at celebration in NYC

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel. The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon, June 4, under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem. Among those in the parade was a contingent of 50 from […]
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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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