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A New Web Series Coming ‘Soon By You’

Creator Leah Gottfried describes the focus on Modern Orthodox singles in NYC as a mix of “Friends” and “Srugim.”

03/08/2016 - 17:31
Editorial Intern

It’s a refrain all too familiar to many young, single, Orthodox Jews, recited by concerned family members and newly married friends as a kind of hopeful prophecy. Now, it’s the name of a brand-new web series.

Leah Gottfried, second from left, helms web series about the lives of New York City Modern Orthodox singles. Leora Veit

New NYC Universal Prekindergarten Rules Aim To Bring In Orthodox Religious Schools

02/18/2015 - 19:00

New York City has developed new rules for its universal prekindergarten program in order to bring Orthodox religious schools under its educational umbrella.

Eric Garner, Jacob And Esau: The Ethics Of Confrontation

12/08/2014 - 19:00

Editor’s Note: Following is a copy of the sermon Rabbi Weiss delivered at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale on Dec. 6, Parshat Vayishlach:

NYC Takes The Plunge

10/12/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When Rabbi Sara Luria talks about mikveh, you’ll want to listen.

Elicia Brown

Sukkah City Goes West

How Funky is Your Sukkah? The sukkah-building competition hits St. Louis.

10/12/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Manhattan’s Union Square achieved national attention in 2010 for temporarily turning into “Sukkah City,” a collection of modernistic sukkah huts created by some of the country’s leading designers and architects. The sukkot – all adhered to the specifications of Jewish law – were the result of a national competition sponsored by Reboot, the Jewish cultural innovation organization, in partnership with the Union Square Partnership.

Becoming A Family Caregiver: A Search For Identity

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Becoming a family caregiver can mean a gradual assumption of responsibilities, punctuated by episodes of acute illness, falls, lapses in judgment or other warning signs. Or it can be, as in my case, a catastrophic event that changes everything from Day One. My first Day One began at 8:18 a.m. on Jan. 15, 1990, when my late husband Howard and I were in an automobile accident that left him severely brain-injured and quadriplegic. I walked away with no physical injuries; the psychic shock came later.

Carol Levine

Anti-Semitic Crimes Up As Jews Flock To Synagogues

Gaza war seen fueling increase in attacks in area.

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Following a spike in anti-Semitic crimes over the summer — including the attack of a visibly-Jewish couple on the Upper East Side last month — New York City-area Jews began celebrating the High Holidays this week in a charged atmosphere and with stepped-up security measures at synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

NYPD officers stand guard in front of Riverdale Temple in days after a 2009 bomb plot was foiled. Getty Images

The Year Ahead: Who’ll Have De Blasio’s Ear?

12/30/2013 - 19:00

Heading into the home stretch of 2013, the administration of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is just taking shape. It remains to be seen who, if anyone, will be appointed City Hall’s liaison to the Jewish community. More than half of Jewish voters supported the lanky liberal, Massachusetts-born former public advocate and city councilman in his landslide win. But like most other registered voters in New York City, a large share stayed home in the low-turnout election. And 44 percent went with his opponent.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with incoming NYPD chief William Bratton. Getty Images

Tackling 21st Century Challenges Is Good For The Jews

12/10/2013 - 19:00

When the World Economic Forum announced the top trends for 2014, based on responses from its network of world leaders, widening income disparities was number two. Inaction on climate change was number five.

A Chanukah Thank-You To Ed Koch

11/26/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I was listening to the radio the day Ed Koch passed away in February, when I heard a recording of the former New York City Mayor answering a reporter’s question about how he would like his epitaph to read.

Ed Koch, seen here in a video supporting Barack Obama, supported menorahs in public places.
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