New York

Amid Vigils For Police, Calls For Healing

Jewish leaders urging civility as rhetoric in city escalates; ‘all lives matter.’

12/24/2014
Jewish Week Correspondent
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As New Yorkers mourned two fallen police officers ambushed Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and as tensions escalated between police unions and city officials, a 12-year veteran of the police force and four local teens sat around a table in another section of Brooklyn Monday night and drew pictures.

Members of several Jewish institutions in Riverdale and Kingsbridge gather at a police precinct in the Bronx Monday.

DA’s Ties To Satmar Leader Raising Eyebrows

Son of key figure in Kellner extortion case was hefty contributor to Thompson’s campaign.

12/24/2014
Jewish Week Correspondent
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When the bribery and extortion charges against chasidic sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner were finally dropped last March by incoming Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, advocates for abuse victims hailed the decision. At the same time, they urged Thompson to investigate and bring to justice those who allegedly framed Kellner, who was indicted in 2011 under the administration of the former DA, Charles Hynes.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson, right,  pays a recent shiva call to Satmar leader Moshe Friedman, left.

A Time Of War, A Time Of Peeping Tom-ism

From Gaza to a D.C. mikveh to a Cuban jail cell, a look back at the top stories of 2014, plus leading figures we lost.

12/23/2014
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1. The Gaza War

In July, Israel launches its third major Gaza operation in six years. Dubbed Operation Defensive Edge, the campaign begins with 10 days of intensive airstrikes in Gaza. After several failed cease-fire attempts, a ground invasion of Gaza follows.

“Death of Klinghoffer” protestors,” Getty Images

FBI Investigating Threat To Hasidic Lawmaker In N.Y.

12/23/2014
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Federal authorities are investigating a threatening photo sent to a Hasidic lawmaker in suburban New York City.

Aron Wieder. Photo credit via twitter.com

France Now In Spotlight On UN Statehood Vote

Would the U.S. veto a Security Council resolution for Palestinians?

12/17/2014
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All eyes turned to France this week after the Palestinians failed to round up enough votes in the United Nations Security Council for a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state and setting a two-year deadline for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank.

Darkness Over Crown Heights In Attack’s Wake

Stabbing has Chabad asking why — and how.

12/17/2014
Associate Editor
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The heart of Chabad-Lubavitch, 770 Eastern Parkway, has passed from address into legend.

Once home, office, yeshiva and shul to the sixth and seventh Lubavitcher rebbes, both of whom escaped Europe in the 1940s, the growing Chabad eventually purchased two adjacent buildings, breaking through the basements and backyards to create the vast shul and study hall (all generically known as 770).

Chabad yeshiva students poring over texts this week in the shul/study hall at “770.” Michael Datikash/JW

Einstein Merger With Montefiore Collapses

Yeshiva University had hoped to shed its costly medical school.

12/16/2014
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Yeshiva University’s plan to merge with Montefiore Medical Center in order to shed its costly medical school and reduce its debt has failed.

Har Nof Heartbreak: The Anatomy Of A Campaign

In tragedy’s wake, millions were collected in mere weeks. But experts say more long-term planning is needed.

12/16/2014
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Ben Schwartz, 28, was in afternoon prayer services last month when he heard about the Har Nof terror attacks that left five dead and several in critical condition.

Charedi Jews mourn the victims of the Nov. 18 attack in the Har Nof neighborhood of West Jerusalem.  Getty Images

Landmark Day For Flatbush Conservative Synagogue

East Midwood Jewish Center, a demographic anomaly, marks 90 years, and a change on the pulpit.

12/16/2014
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Last Sunday was a big day for one synagogue in Flatbush.

In the Regency Room of the East Midwood Jewish Center was a family Chanukah party that more than 100 people attended. Afterwards, in the elegant and soaring sanctuary, more than 200 people celebrated the installation of the congregation’s new rabbi and celebrated the shul’s 90th anniversary. There were speeches and singing, prayers and members’ reminiscences, and a cocktail reception in the ballroom.

Members of the East Midwood Jewish Center celebrated the synagogue’s 90th anniversary Sunday in the sanctuary. Jeremy Gordon

Stabbed Israeli Student Improving As Mother Arrives In N.Y.

12/12/2014
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The condition of the Israeli rabbinical student who was stabbed at Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn was upgraded.

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