Write-In Voters Give Felder Conservative Ballot in 'Super Jewish' Race

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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.

Simcha Felder

Breaking Bread As Gaza Looms

As Jewish-Muslim tensions rise in Brooklyn, two communities try dinner, and tolerance.

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Within days of the June 12 abduction of the three Israeli yeshiva students, Nourhan Elbassiony’s Facebook feed began to change. By the time the boys’ bodies were discovered two weeks later and a Palestinian was burned alive in an apparent revenge attack, the Sheepshead Bay college student’s social media feed had become a battlefield of its own.

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“There are too many walls between people … between Jews, too,” said Charlie Ulri
Kilash Persad, left, and Nourhan Elbassiony, organized the dinner to battle nega
An impromptu singing of the Hebrew-Arabic peace song “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu." Am
More than 200 Jews and Muslims gathered at the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay for
Dinner organizedrs Kilash Persad and Nourhan Elbassiony entertain the crowd at t
Jews and Muslims mostly sat apart, but despite the hesitancy to mingle, goodwill

Authors Foer, Krauss Have Been Separated For A Year

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Award-winning Jewish authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss are legally separated.

From Brooklyn With Love

Haredi community rallies around Chattanooga family converting to Judaism.

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Just in time for Shavuot, with its reading of the Book of Ruth about Judaism’s first convert, a modern-day conversion of a Tennessee family of 12 has prompted an outpouring of support from a Brooklyn haredi community.

The McJunkins of Tennessee, former Baptists, all converted to Judaism in a Brooklyn ceremony this week.  Eli Wohl/VIN News

Ex-N.Y. Cop Arrested For Anti-Semitic Graffiti

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A former New York policeman was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Five Haredi Men Indicted For Attacking Gay Black Man In Brooklyn

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Five haredi Orthodox Jewish men were indicted for attacking a gay black man in Brooklyn.

Report: Stark DNA Found In Kidnap Van

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Traces of DNA of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark was found in a van seized by police in the investigation of his kidnapping and murder.

Hipster And/Or Chasid?

Grab lunch or dinner at Brooklyn’s latest chic kosher food venture.

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The question of whether the beard of a Brooklynite denotes a fervently religious Jew or a kale-besotted, workboot-wearing rooftop gardener first gained currency on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” On the show, the late night host asked it of a hirsute man on the street in a tight close-up that gradually widened to reveal whether the interviewee was hipster or chasid.

Yuda Schlass prepares his pricey premium sandwiches on the meat side of his kitchen. Helen Chernikoff

The Year Ahead: Hipping Up Ashkenazi Food

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Jeffrey Yoskowitz is definitely a young Jewish leader to watch; it’s just sometimes hard to figure out exactly which Yoskowitz you’re watching. Recently returned home from Sweden, where he spoke at the Limmud Jewish education conference, Yoskowitz is a polymath in the Brooklyn mold. He’s a writer, researcher, pickler and social entrepreneur, a kosher foodie educated at Solomon Schechter schools in New Jersey who has never tasted pork — yet is writing a book about the pork industry in Israel. Yes, it’s non-fiction. Yoskowitz, 29, has been studying the industry since 2007, when he received a fellowship to do so after graduating from Brown University.

Gefilteria's Jeffrey Yoskowitz.
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