The image of a Jewish-owned store burning in Harlem may have conjured up painful memories this week, but community leaders are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
“To the best of our knowledge, there was no anti-Semitism involved in this incident,” said Michael Miller of the Jewish Community Relations Council.Police are searching for a black man they say threatened to blow up Vets Sports Shops on 125th Street shortly before a fire destroyed the establishment on Saturday.
Tamar Adelstein spent the second day of the Crown Heights riots huddled in a bathroom with her five children as a mob pelted her home on President Street with bottles and shouted about shooting the occupants.
“We [later] turned off all lights in our home and said tehillim [psalms],” said Adelstein, one of the plaintiffs in the Crown Heights civil suit against New York City that was settled last week.
Bella Abzug, the flamboyant hat-wearing and pioneering feminist who fought for civil rights and Jewish causes and against the war in Vietnam, was remembered this week as a “one of a kind” woman deeply committed to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam, or repairing the world.Mrs. Abzug, a three-term congresswoman, died Tuesday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan following heart surgery. She was 77. She had been hospitalized for 32 weeks, according to her spokesman Harold Holzer.With her New York-to-the-bone accent epitomizing her toughness, Mrs.
Although food prices have remained relatively steady in recent years, kosher food prices have soared — 6 percent in the last year alone, according to surveys conducted by the city Department of Consumer Affairs.
During Yankel Rosenbaum’s six months in New York, the fax machine at his parents’ home in Melbourne would grind out a daily letter detailing his exploits. If the Australian scholar, who was doing research here on the Holocaust, missed a letter because of Shabbat or a late cricket game, there would be two letters the following day.