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Why Do “Air Raid” Sirens Blare In Williamsburg Every Friday?

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

If you’re ever in Williamsburg ten minutes before the sun sets on a Friday night, you’ll have heard the eerie sirens that wail far and wide throughout the neighborhood. It isn’t a test or drill, it’s the warning that Shabbat will be starting soon, and it’s time to go home (if you’re Orthodox Jewish). It’s not just one siren, but several, installed on different Yeshivas in South Williamsburg, a neighborhood that’s predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewi . >>> 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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B’klyn pol $taten his case now

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

 By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 3:55 AM, July 8, 2013 Posted: 1:07 AM, July 8, 2013 A Brooklyn councilman mounting a run for Congress next year is dishing out  taxpayer cash around a district he doesn’t represent — but would like to — a  review by The Post has found.Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) funneled nearly one-third of the City Council’s  “member items” to charities, schools and hospitals on Staten Island in the  Fiscal Year 2014 budget — even though his council di . >>> READ MORE ...

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