FBI: Jerusalem Could Blow In 2000

11/04/1999 - 19:00
Staff Writer
The FBI is warning about the possibility of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem by Islamic extremists at the dawn of the new millennium, according to a new “Doomsday” report obtained by The Jewish Week. The bureau also is sending out an alarm about violence from fanatical apocalyptic Christian groups streaming into Israel anticipating the Second Coming of Jesus after the world calendar flips over in two months.

Steinhardt Seeks Hebrew Charter School Here

05/27/2008 - 20:00
Editor-at-Large and Staff Writer
There will be no kosher meals. No Jewish holiday observances. And many — perhaps even most — of the students won’t be Jewish.

But if philanthropist Michael Steinhardt has his way, New York City’s first publicly funded school devoted to Hebrew language and culture will open its doors in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, in September 2009.

Black Eye For Black Hats After Tehran Hate Fest

12/21/2006 - 19:00

Editor At Large
While Duvid Feldman was attending a conference in Tehran last week that questioned the reality of the Holocaust, back home in Monsey, his 10 children were “suffering” at the hands of other ultra-Orthodox children thanks to “foolish” media coverage of the event, his wife said Tuesday.

Jewish Secularists Unite

07/24/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The non-religious Jew, the secular, the humanist, the cultural Jew: in a city rich with synagogues and tradition-oriented classes, where are they to turn? There will soon be a new haven for such folks, whose ranks, according to recent studies, are swelling. Those in the region who describe themselves as "just Jewish" or "secular" or "having no religion" have nearly doubled in the last decade, from 13 to 25 percent, according to the recent New York population study.

Where The Boys Aren't

10/19/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Andrew Roberts, an articulate 16-year-old junior at the Riverdale Country School, enjoys Judaism in an intellectual way, like when he discussed the Torah portion each week while attending the Rodeph Sholom Day School through eighth grade.

Low Fertility Key To 2000 Census

10/10/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Anyone interested in the survival of the Jewish people had better get to know Alison Stein Kellner. The most striking statistic from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000 released this week is that more than half of 30-34 year-old Jewish women are childless, about double the percentage of American women overall. It’s a critical figure in light of the fact that the NJPS has found an overall 5 percent drop in the American Jewish population in the last decade, from 5.5 million to 5.2 million.

The Sheitel And The Hijab

12/03/2007 - 19:00

Special To The Jewish Week
Devout Jews and Muslims here, particularly in Queens and Brooklyn, are like next-door neighbors who see each other every day yet remain strangers. But for a quick hello as they enter the same apartment building or rub elbows at the local fruit stand or discount store, most members of these communities have virtually nothing to do with one another.

Stream Of Criticism For Jewish Comic Larry David

11/02/2009 - 19:00

 Lenny Bruce cursed a blue streak. Don Rickles insulted anyone within hearing distance. Sacha Baron Cohen has raised embarrassment of the unsuspected — Jews and non-Jews alike — into an art form. And for Sarah Silverman, not even the memory of the Holocaust is sacred.

David in mid-stream during last week’s episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

A Messenger For Portugal's Hidden Jews

07/24/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Fernando Manuel da Costa will speak for a few minutes tonight at the Ashkenazic synagogue in Lisbon. That's not unusual for the 32-year-old native of the Portuguese capital; he's been attending Shabbat services there for nearly two decades. Now da Costa wants to tell other Portuguese with suspect Jewish roots how they can return to the fold.

Poland Confronts History

04/22/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Warsaw — The Jews of Poland marked an important anniversary last week, and the world paid attention.
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