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Man Fatally Shot by Police After Stabbing Rabbinical Student in Synagogue

Posted on 09 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on December 9, 2014   CROWN HEIGHTS — Police shot and killed a knife-wielding man after he stabbed a 22-year-old rabbinical student in the head at the Eastern Parkway headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community, the NYPD said. Calvin Peters, 49, had a history of “emotionally disturbed” behavior and had visited 770 Eastern Parkway earlier Monday afternoon, police said. He then returned to the house of worship near Kingston Avenu . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredim Dominate US Jewish Day School Enrollment

Posted on 02 November 2014 by moshe emes

      Reform and Conservative day school enrollment is down sharply. By: JTA Published: November 2nd, 2014 Jewish day school enrollment in the United States is up 12 percent from five years ago, primarily due to growth in Haredi schools. Then numbers present a scary picture of the future of non-Orthodox and non-Haredi-Hasidic American Jewry, who seem to be the only ones who seem to be able to attract parents to keep their children in a Jewish educational surrounding. Nearly 25 . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio Slams Giuliani for Leading Protest Against ‘Death of Klinghoffer’, Defends Controversial Opera

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday criticized his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani for objecting to the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of The Death of Klinghoffer and defended the Met’s right to stage the controversial performance that has been labeled anti-Semitic, the New York Daily News reported on Monday, hours before the play was set to open. “The former mayor had a history of challenging cultural institutions when he disagreed with their content. I don’t thi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Jewish Ritual Chicken Slaughter Sparks Protest In Crown Heights

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

    (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Last night, as animal rights activists screamed “Murderers!” and waved signs of protest from behind a barricaded portion of Eastern Parkway, hundreds of Jewish families gathered to perform the atonement ritual of Kaporos— a process of waving a live chicken over their heads while reciting prayers. Kaporos is a ritual of atonement that symbolically transfers a person’s sins to the living chicken as it is held aloft. After the ritual, the . >>> READ MORE ...

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News Brief: Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Josh Green

September 21, 2014 8:50am (JTA) — Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should please walk along this side of the road only,” read the signs posted in the Stamford Hill area of north London, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The Hackney Council, the local government body, ordered the signs taken down following complaints from residents. They reportedly were removed on Friday. T . >>> READ MORE ...

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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

By JOSEPH BERGER  SEPT. 13, 2014 [caption id="attachment_1168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reading the Holy Scrolls[/caption] FOR generations, American Jews, and particularly Jewish New Yorkers, have largely been identified as ardent liberals. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe formed a substantial core of early 20th-century progressives and socialists. More recently, 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusias . >>> READ MORE ...

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