Andrew Cuomo

Jewish Groups Praise Cuomo’s Anti-BDS Move

Executive order shows governor stands with Israel while posing real threat to companies boycotting Israel, leaders said.

06/07/2016 - 18:07
Deputy Managing Editor

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Sunday requiring all New York State agencies to divest from companies supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Jewish leaders praised the move as having both symbolic and substantive value.

Gov. Cuomo signs the order requiring state agencies to divest from companies supporting BDS at the Harvard Club on Sunday.

Don't Know Much About History

Inside the battle to improve chasidic education.

09/07/2015 - 20:00

When Moshe graduated from his chasidic yeshiva in Borough Park two decades ago, he thought getting a job would be easy. After all, growing up, he was always told by his teachers that chasidic people are the most “desirable to hire.”

Visit any chasidic preschool in Brooklyn and you probably won't hear a single child speaking English. The Jewish Week

The Two Sides Of Mario Cuomo

The governor, who died last week, married strident liberalism and sensitivity to the Orthodox.

01/05/2015 - 19:00

Mario Cuomo, a three-term New York governor, was the rare politician who appealed to the Jewish tent’s opposite poles.

Mario Cuomo, seated, at the 1988 General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations held in New Orleans. Robert A. Cumins

For Two Days In Israel, A New York State Of Mind

08/18/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, made his first overseas trip as the state’s chief executive to Israel last week.

Douglas Guthrie/Hebrew University

Netanyahu, Gov’t Ministers Won’t Cooperate With U.N. Gaza Probe

08/13/2014 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he will not cooperate with a United Nations commission investigating Israel’s conduct during its war in Gaza.

Weiner Joins A 'Live Fire' Campaign

Despite the jokes, disgraced pol’s comeback bid puts him in second place in Democratic field.
05/27/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In his first appearance alongside rivals vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, Anthony Weiner didn’t have to try to stand out in the field.

After one week in the Democratic primary, Weiner finds himself in contention with frontrunner Chrtistine Quinn. Michael Datikash

Fracking Not The Answer To Energy Security

03/27/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Energy companies are bombarding us with television commercials that claim hydrofracking, the controversial form of drilling for natural gas, should be allowed in New York State to increase America’s energy security. 

Rabbis Cause Furor With Their Explanations For Sandy

11/05/2012 - 19:00

Aside from the cleanup and days without power, and the continuous flow of heartbreaking stories, one of the most difficult parts of a disaster aftermath is the cacaphony of religious "explanations."

It happened after 9/11, after storms and hurricanes and earthquakes, and it can't help but happen after the devastating Hurricane Sandy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Rabbi-rousing is "distasteful in times of tragedy."

Hynes Considering Expert Panel To Deal With Witness Intimidation By Rabbis

05/16/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is apparently considering convening “a law enforcement expert committee to think about an approach” to the problem of witness intimidation in ultra-Orthodox sex abuse cases, The Jewish Week has learned.

UJA-Fed. Braces As Proposed State Cuts Hit Three-Year High

02/07/2011 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Drastic cuts to reduce the state's $10 billion budget deficit proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo may cause agencies under the UJA-Federation umbrella to lose as much this year as they have in the past three years combined.

In what the federation calls a "gigantic challenge," agencies providing immigrant services, employment, child care programs will lose about $30 million in revenue and an additional $30 million in foregone funds, such as cost of living increases -- roughly the amount of funding that has been decreased since 2008.

Gov. Cuomo’s budget ax seen hitting the Jewish community hard.
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