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Jewish Week Media Group To Publish N.J. Jewish News

07/27/2016 - 10:07

The Jewish Week Media Group will begin publishing the New Jersey Jewish News (NJJN) as part of an agreement reached this week with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Jewish Week Media Group To Publish N.J. Jewish News

The Jewish ‘Ghetto Brother’

07/27/2016 - 09:08

There was a moment, back in 1971, when the South Bronx felt like it might ignite from gang violence. But one gang leader saw another way.

A panel from “Ghetto Brother” by Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering. NBM/ComicsLit

Group Of YCT Grads Protest Partnership Minyan

Graduates of more liberal rabbinical school say 'we're not so open.'

07/27/2016 - 08:52
Staff Writer

Since its founding in 1999, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale has carved out a space to the left of Yeshiva University’s increasingly right-leaning rabbinical school. Along the way, the seminary has championed a more “open” brand of Orthodoxy and embraced the controversial partnership minyan, in which women lead certain parts of the Shabbat service.

Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum: Not out “to uproot Orthodoxy.”

For Teen Givers, A Values Shift

For the Gen-Z cohort, a move away from Jewish-centric toward global philanthropy.

07/27/2016 - 08:43
Staff Writer

At age 18, Alec Waxman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Riverdale, knows more about philanthropy than many adults.

Teenagers at a Jewish Teen Funders Network council. Courtesy of Jewish Teen Funders Network

UJA’s Campaign Reaches Pre-Recession Levels

‘Took eight or nine years to recover,’ says official at charity; haul is $153.4 million.

07/26/2016 - 15:02
Staff Writer

Eight years after the recession that set back both the national economy and most charities’ fundraising drives, the annual campaign of UJA-Federation of New York has nearly returned to its pre-recession level.

Mark Medin: UJA-Federation drive in nearly back to pre-recession level.

Elie Wiesel’s Heroism, And Hiddenness

A tribute on the occasion of his shloshim, the 30-day period following burial.

07/26/2016 - 12:02
Special To The Jewish Week

What can I say of Elie Wiesel that has not already been said? And all of it is true.

Elie Wiesel, the author of over 50 books, in the study at his home in New York City, Oct. 14, 1986. JTA

N.Y. Delegation Weighs In On DNC Email Scandal

Bernie’s faith at center stage during Day One of convention.

07/25/2016 - 16:38
Staff Writer

Philadelphia — As he munched on a muffin after getting his badge as a New York delegate to the Democratic National Convention, Lew Gruber of Manhattan mused that he would have preferred to see Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders nominated as president here this week.

Bernie Sanders supporters march through downtown Philadelphia on day one of the Democratic National Convention. Getty Images

At $153.4M, NY Federation Campaign Grows For 4th Consecutive Year

07/25/2016 - 11:12

At a time when many Jewish federations are reporting flat or declining fundraising, North America’s largest Jewish philanthropy said its annual campaign revenue has increased for the fourth consecutive year.


A 12-Year-Old Ballplayer Always Walks On Shabbat, So His Teammates Pitch In

07/25/2016 - 10:52

Jacob Steinmetz delivers the game’s final pitch on a heavenly Tuesday night, producing a neatly turned double play to wrap up a 10-0 victory for the Brooklyn Bluestorm team of 12-year-olds.

Jacob Steinmetz, back row, second from right, and his Brooklyn Bluestorm teammates are headed to the Elite World Series. JTA

NY Yeshiva Blasts Top Rabbi For Slurs Against LGBT, Reform Jews

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah posts rebuke after IDF-affiliated rabbi calls gay Jews ‘perverts' and Reform Jews ‘Christian.'

07/21/2016 - 18:05
Editorial Intern

As 25,000 people march through the streets of Jerusalem to celebrate LGBT pride, Israeli rabbis, institutions and politicians are trading barbs over inflammatory comments made by the head of a pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank. And a New York Orthodox yeshiva is now joining the fray.

Israelis take part in the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, as NY Yeshiva Condemns anti-LGBT rabbi. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
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