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Convicted murderer Jermaine Dixon was shot in the head as he was getting into his car in Queens last week, but the black, masked hitman who executed the crime was dressed as a Hasidic Jew. The shooter was decked in a rekel, the traditional black frock coat worn by Hasidic […]
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If you were in Times Square over the summer, you likely encountered some bold billboards calling out antisemitism. One of them read: Here’s an idea: Let’s ask everyone who’s wondering if antisemitism is real to wear a yarmulke for a week and then report back.  In a time when, so many […]
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After a protest of pro-Palestinian supporters and a counter-protest of Israel supporters clashed in Midtown Manhattan, a Jewish man was beaten, chased and took refuge in a store, which helped him by locking the door on the angry mob. Tensions over the dire situation in Israel are inciting online aggression […]
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After a protest of pro-Palestinian supporters and a counter-protest of Israel supporters clashed in Midtown Manhattan, a Jewish man was beaten, chased and took refuge in a store, which helped him by locking the door on the angry mob. Tensions over the dire situation in Israel are inciting online aggression […]
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The Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn received an apology for the highly questionable remarks made by Susan Lerner, who heads the government watchdog organization Common Cause New York. She was interviewed last month about topics related to a candidate’s position on yeshiva education when she caused offense with her labeling comments. […]
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A New York ice cream parlor that is famous for its creativity has been kosher for decades, but not every kosher-keeper could enjoy it. With Jewish inspired flavors like lox, halva, haroset, herring, Ferrero Rocher babka and others stuffed with pizza, birthday cake and other sweets, Max and Mina’s was […]
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Kosher Hotels and Authoritarianism: Israelis See Attraction in Easy UAE Travel, But Some Have Concerns Chevy Fleischman travels from Israel with a friend each year to celebrate their birthdays together. The Orthodox mother of five has been to Morocco and Peru, and now is hoping to visit a country that’s […]
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Shabbat-Observant Youth Soccer Club Forms in Honor of Miami Teen’s Death Sholem Benchimol was a talented soccer player with aspirations of one day becoming a professional, but he usually couldn’t play due to Shabbat. Sholem’s career was cut short in April when the 17-year-old, known for wearing his kippah on […]
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Coronavirus has taken a toll the world over, from death, to illness, to economic upheaval, to job loss, to mental health challenges. There is almost no one who has not felt its negative effects. In a time when everyone is desperate for good news, some Satmar Hasidim in Blooming Grove, […]
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Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews Are Scapegoats in the Coronavirus Crisis. The ‘Othering’ Goes Back Decades. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say the coronavirus has led to increased hatred toward their community. While community leaders have gone above and beyond to spread social distancing messaging, all […]
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