Deputy City Comptroller Simcha Felder has won the Conservative Party ballot line in his bid for the 17th District "super Jewish" state Senate seat in Brooklyn, according to results certified Oct. 2 by the state Board of Elections.
Following the death of an Orthodox Jewish woman who was killed while crossing a busy Jacksonville road on Yom Kippur, a group of rabbis met this week with a Florida Department of Transportation engineer to prevent a recurrence, the Florida Times-Union reported.
In ‘Little Poland,’ gentrification and an inclusive Orthodox rabbi with a garden are reviving Jewish life.
Until recently, Yoni Kretzmer, a disillusioned former Orthodox Jew spent most Friday evenings performing on his sax, while Jesse Beller, who describes himself as unaffiliated, would spend Friday nights at a friend’s house or a bar.
Personal and communal changes, with ‘The Park’ as backdrop.
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Sometime in 1937, a group of real estate speculators gave up their hope that the Jamaica Bay inlet in the former village of Keschaechquereren would become a major New York port and donated the land they had acquired to New York City.
The Board of Aldermen voted to keep some 500 acres of that land for recreational space and named it Brooklyn Marine Park.
Iranian immigrant was planning to soon attend a grandchild's bar mitzvah.
Three Brooklyn store owners, two of them Orthodox Jews, have been murdered at work by the same gunman, according to New York police.
The latest murder was on Nov. 16 in the Flatbush store of Rahmatolla Vahidipour, 78, of Great Neck, N.Y., in suburban Long Island. Vahidipour was shot in the head and chest in his She She Boutique, and then dragged to the back of the store and covered with clothes, according to the New York Daily News.
The River Café in Brooklyn charges Jews with Orthodox clothing or hairstyles a $25 minimum to sit at the bar, a fee that does not apply to other customers, two employees of the establishment told the New York Post.
An instruction manual given to café hosts says “if two religious Jews come in, we call ahead to the maître d’ and say, ‘Is there space for two at the water bar?’—in which case a minimum of $25 will be enforced that is just for Jews wearing yarmulkes or any sort of religious hat,” one employee said.