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The Jewish Week Interviews Gov. David Paterson

Gov. David Paterson frankly discussed his tenure as governor in an interview with The Jewish Week on Dec. 8, 2010.

Bloomberg Says No to Voucher Program For Orthodox Kids

12/09/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Despite pleas from several City Council members and over 15,000 letters from their constituents, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declined to extend funding for a day care voucher program that heavily benefits Orthdox communities.

The Priority 7 funding, which allows payments of of up to $300 per week per eligible child for afterschool programs, will end this month.

NYC Council Speaker Launches Interfaith Tolerance Weekend

12/09/2010

Responding to a recent wave of bias attacks, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has organized three days of programming at religious institutions and other venues to promote tolerance.

Paterson Apologizes For Kosher-Enforcement Cut

12/09/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Eliminating the state’s kosher food inspection unit was a regrettable, but necessary decision forced by the state’s $10 billion deficit, Gov. David Paterson told The Jewish Week on Wednesday.

Gov. David Paterson

Rabbis For Human Rights Host Cordoba House Founder

At Manhattan conference, activist rabbis say too few Jews spoke up on behalf of the embattled Muslim cultural center.

12/07/2010
Staff Writer

The Jewish community’s role in this year’s controversy over a planned Islamic center in Lower Manhattan was alternately praised and condemned at a meeting of activist rabbis here this week.

One of the initiators of the Cordoba House thanked the Jewish community for its support, while a prominent New York rabbi argued that the Jewish community had not done enough.

“We could not have done this without your support,” Park51’s Daisy Khan told a Rabbi for Human Rights conference here this week.

East (And West) Of Eden

Singles are discovering that, yes, there is life beyond the Upper West Side. From the boroughs to Teaneck, is geography
really dating destiny?

Special To The Jewish Week
12/07/2010

Call it The Great Singles Migration. OK, Almost Great.

Liz Wallenstein is one of the new émigrés. The 31-year-old psychotherapist lived in both Washington Heights and the Upper West Side before moving to Flatbush, a Brooklyn neighborhood known more for its kosher pizza options than for an active singles scene.

“I wasn’t in love with the West Side,” said Wallenstein. “I had been there for four years. I felt like I was there because I didn’t know where else to be.

Liz Wallenstein: “I wasn’t in love 	with the West Side.”

All It Takes Is One

Managing Editor
12/07/2010

With its size and sizzle, New York is a singles paradise. Here, grazing your shoulder on the packed 1 train; there, peering at you from behind a folded Times in line at the Angelika, a soul mate calls. Multiply that close encounter by — what? — a million. A gambler — or a single guy or gal — would take those odds.

Directions December 2010

A New York Romance: Jewish Singles Today, Loving and Longing. Single rabbis looking for love; best first-date spots; to be young, gifted, Orthodox -- and divorced.

Staff Writer
12/07/2010
Directions December 2010

Judge Kimba Wood Grants ‘Writ Of Simcha’

11/30/2010

(JTA) — Federal Judge Kimba Wood agreed to recess a fraud trial so that the Orthodox Jewish defense attorney could attend his grandson's brit.

Wood, in Manhattan District Court, ordered the recess of the trial Monday after learning of the birth of Bennett Epstein's grandson. Epstein had filed a motion last month asking for a "writ of possible simcha" in order to attend a brit in Philadelphia if his daughter gave birth to a boy.

New York State Cutting Last Kosher Inspectors

11/21/2010

(JTA) -- New York is about to lose its last two state kosher inspectors.

The state's Department of Agriculture and Markets will eliminate the jobs as part of a statewide effort to achieve $250 million in work force savings, according to the Times Union in Albany. The department once had 11 kosher inspectors.

Explaining its decision to lay off the final two inspectors, the department told reporters that the jobs have become obsolete since a 2004 change in the state’s kosher law prevented state inspectors from enforcing Orthodox standards of kashrut.

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