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Crime is Less Prevalent in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Fallik

While one can’t argue with Rabbi Marc Angel’s underlying premise in his blog, “Dishonest Orthodox Jews? Is that Possible? There is much to comment on his view of the subject matter. The good Rabbi bases the entire piece on a April 8, 2016 New York Times article reporting that four NYPD veterans were being reassigned in a disciplinary action stemming from a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation.  The article went on to report that two businessmen at the center of the investigation . >>> READ MORE ...

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Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Josh Green

The hi-tech and start-up sector is in a constant frenzy – Haredim are taking advantage The hi-tech and start-up sector is in a constant frenzy. Haredi men and women are taking advantage of this – especially among young people who are just starting out in their careers and see the key to the future lies in the hi-tech industry. For years now, ultra-Orthodox have been trickling into the hi-tech field, but this phenomenon is picking up steam and there are thousands of haredim who are joini . >>> READ MORE ...

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Construction training program draws haredi men

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Josh Green

New Economy Ministry-led program draws men from haredi sector into construction work An Economy Ministry-led program to train Israelis for construction work has drawn 150 ultra-Orthodox men, and more are clamoring to sign up, according to Construction and Wood Workers Union chairman Itzhak Moyal. The NIS 90 million government program is intended to train Israelis in construction work over the course of several months, with the promise of a good salary at the end. “This branch today isn’t th . >>> READ MORE ...

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French Jews Flee Muslim Anti-Semitism to Quebec

Posted on 03 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

December 3, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Considering Canada’s immigration policies, I’m not sure how long Montreal will remain any kind of refuge, but it’s in the Francosphere and they’re trying to stay ahead of the storm.   Charbit and Hazan are part of a new wave of French Jews who have resettled in French-speaking Quebec, fleeing France’s dismal unemployment rate, which hit 10.5 percent in September, as well as the shock of anti-Semitism that has reverberated throughout the country i . >>> 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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Ramapo leaders call for investigation over ward system

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Four minority leaders in Ramapo call for federal investigation over the proposed ward system, charging that the system would undermine minority representation on the Town Board. Akiko Matsuda, amatsuda@lohud.com 12:15 p.m. EDT September 24, 2014 RAMAPO – The debate over the proposed ward system reached the next level this week as four local minority leaders called for intervention from the U.S. Department of Justice. Town Board member Brendel Charles wrote to two assistant attorneys general wi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lev Tahor community: From Canada to Guatemala to… the ultra-orthodox Jews without a home

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Simeon Tegel Wednesday 03 September 2014 Living in the shadows of the volcanos surrounding Lake Atitlán, the picturesque heart of Guatemala’s tourist trail, the Tz’utujil Maya of the village of San Juan La Laguna long ago became accustomed to mixing with foreigners from across the globe. But one group stood out from the backpackers passing through the area, and even the communities of Western dropouts who have made their homes around the stunning lake. These are the Lev Tahor, an ultra . >>> READ MORE ...

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East Ramapo schools: Judge rejects lawsuit vs. state over special-ed placements

Posted on 08 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

lohud.com   WHITE PLAINS — A federal judge has dismissed the East Ramapo school district’s lawsuit against the state Education Department and its commissioners seeking validation for the district’s practice of sending students with disabilities to private religious schools when public-school spots were available. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel granted the state Education Department’s motion to dismiss East Ramapo’s complaint, citing the guarantee of state sovereign immunity prov . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredi Activist Demands ‘Ten Rights to Be my Mayor’

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By: Jacob Kornbluh Published: June 20th, 2013 Forget about Metztitzah B’peh and school vouchers. We know the Democrats are opposed to vouchers, while some are committed to overturn the Metzitzah B’peh regulation. How about the issues that as at great concern to Orthodox Jews on a daily basis? Alexander Rapaport, a community activist and head of the Masbia organization, penned a list of 10 major concerns that are secondary to issues of Yeshivas and Metzitzah B’peh, as the mayoral candid . >>> READ MORE ...

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YWN Straw Poll Of Orthodox Jewish Voters At The FJCC Mayoral Forum

Posted on 05 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Salgado in first place   It’s only a straw poll, so don’t give too much thought to the results. However, based on the response to our questionnaire by a diverse group of ages and gender, the results of our straw poll, conducted Tuesday night after the FJCC mayoral forum, reflect the overall public opinion polls. There’s one exception though. Christine Quinn, who didn’t hide the fact that she’s from the LGBT community, switched places with Erick Salgado. Mr. Salgado, whose Orthodox . >>> READ MORE ...

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First Amendment Group Joins Bris Fight

Posted on 08 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on The Jewish Week (http://www.thejewishweek.com)   Becket Fund sees pattern of anti-Orthodox hostility in city’s actions. Is it right? Wed, 05/08/2013 Jonathan Mark Associate Editor There’s something “sinister” about City Hall’s “regulatory excess” and “bureaucratic targeting” of Orthodox Jews, says a prominent lawyer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Writing on Becket’s website, Eric Rassbach, Becket’s deputy general counsel, see . >>> READ MORE ...

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