New York

N.Y. Transit Authority To Ban All Political Advertising

04/30/2015

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has banned all political advertising on its subways and buses, allowing it to refuse to display an ad about Muslims killing Jews.

Museum of Biblical Art Announces Closure of Museum

The museum looked at Western art through the perspective of the artistic traditions of Judaism and Christianity.

04/29/2015
Staff Writer

The Museum of Biblical Art, an independent cultural institution near Columbus Circle in Manhattan that previously was affiliated with the American Bible Society, will close after its current exhibition of sculptures by Donatello ends on June 14.

Museum Of Biblical Art in New York City. Via mobia.org

Rand Paul Tackles Perceptions In Charedi Brooklyn

Disputes image as isolationist, insensitive to Jews.

04/29/2015
Associate Editor

Does Sen. Rand Paul’s reputation as the candidate most disconnected from Jews have validity, or is it misinformation that precedes him?

Sen. Rand Paul, center, at meeting with Orthodox leaders, spoke warmly about Israel, religious virtues, tuition tax credits.

Orthodox Influx Remaking Marine Park

Opening of second JCC is sign of changing makeup as families priced out of Midwood.

04/29/2015
Staff Writer

When Shalom Gurgov began looking to buy a house 18 months ago, he had hoped to find something close to where he was renting in Borough Park, or perhaps a place in Kensington, where his parents live. But he saw quickly that staying in either neighborhood wasn’t in the cards.

Several kosher eateries have sprung up in Marine Park to serve a growing Orthodox clientele. Michael Datikash/JW

Brooklyn DA To Examine Tampering

Source: Thompson to investigate witness intimidation tied to Lebovits abuse prosecution.

04/29/2015
Special Correspondent

In a move that advocates for sex abuse victims in the Orthodox community have long urged, the Brooklyn district attorney has launched an investigation into witness tampering in connection with a high-profile abuse case, The Jewish Week has learned.

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson. WireImage

Brooklyn DA To Probe Tampering In Abuse Cases

Source: Thompson to investigate witness intimidation tied to high-profile Lebovits prosecution.

04/28/2015
Special Correspondent

In a move that advocates for sex abuse victims in the Orthodox community have long urged, the Brooklyn district attorney has launched an investigation into witness tampering in connection with a high-profile abuse case, The Jewish Week has learned.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson

Selling Silence

Bringing a moment of silence to city’s public school students one school at a time.

04/28/2015
Special to The Jewish Week

The teacher turns out the light. The fifth-grade students fold their arms on their shared worktables and cradle their heads. There is no fidgeting or giggling. For exactly 60 seconds all is quiet.

Avraham Frank, in front of P.S. 191 in Crown Heights, talks up value of schools’ daily moment of silence.  Michael Datikash/JW

‘Father’ Of The Refusenik Movement

Remembering Vladimir Slepak, whose efforts help to free millions.

04/28/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

About very few people can it be said that they changed history.  Vladimir Slepak, who died last Thursday in New York City at 89, was one such person. He changed the course of Jewish history in two places.

Haredi Orthodox Neighborhood Has NYC’s Highest Birth Rate

04/28/2015

A heavily haredi Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn boasts New York City’s highest birth rate.

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community walk down a street in a Brooklyn. Getty Images

Sutton Place Rabbi: ‘A Preacher’s Preacher’

Rabbi Allan Schranz, 68, remembered as brilliant, compassionate.

04/28/2015
Staff Writer

During his days as a university student in Los Angeles three decades ago, Marco Greenberg, not a regular attendee at synagogue services, received a call one day from his grandmother. She praised a new rabbi at her congregation, Sinai Temple, as brilliant and inspiring.

Rabbi Allan Schranz: Combined sensitivity for people with intellectual curiosity. Courtesy of Asher Schranz
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