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Kosher Ethics Push, Round Two

03/29/2016 - 17:48

Correcting abuses within the kashrut industry should not be the work of investigative reporters, said Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, founder of Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice movement.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz: Gaining some traction with new petition. Courtesy of Uri L’Tzedek

Ivanka Trump Gives Birth To A Son

03/28/2016 - 13:03

Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner, gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Ivanka Trump posing with her newborn son, Theodore James Kushner, March 28, 2016. JTA

Photos: In Crown Heights, Purim Done Right

On Eastern Parkway, a festival of Megillah, mitzvot and masquerade.

03/25/2016 - 14:50
Staff Photographer

Eastern Parkway was flooded with festivities Thursday as Chabad's home base filled with children and adults alike deliving mishloach manot (gifts of food), matanot l'evyonim (giving money to the poor) and masquerading as characters from the Megillah and modern day marvels. 

Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights was bursting with Purim spirit Thursday. Photos by Michael Datikash/JW

Photo Essay: Learning About Purim From The Outside In

In a class with only three Jewish kids, a morning of multicultural hamentaschen-making and a purim spiel.

03/23/2016 - 16:59
Deputy Managing Editor



Most of Max Goldberg's classmates didn't know much about Purim. So his parents spent a morning at the Upper West Side's Columbus Preschool, introducing the children to the finer points of hamantaschen making and leading the teachers through a pared-down Purim spiel. Photos courtesy of Two Cats Productions.



Chocolate chips were a popular choice at Columbus Preschool, where a class got a taste of Purim. Courtesy of Two Cats Media

Jewish Week’s Grand Wine Tasting

03/23/2016 - 09:43

With the prime wine-buying time of the year moving into full swing, The Jewish Week Media Group will host its 8th annual Grand Wine Tasting on Monday, March 28 at the City Winery, 155 Varick St. Attendees will be able to sample 250 different kosher wines from Israel, California, Spain, Italy, France and other countries around the world. In addition, those attending will be eligible to win free round-trip airfare to Israel from El Al, and enjoy cheeses from Tnuva and The Cheese Guy, desserts from Fairway markets and hummus from Abraham’s Hummos.

Millennials Drinking Up Purim, That Hipster Holiday

03/23/2016 - 09:16

It’s one of the biggest conundrums facing the Jewish community: How do we get millennial Jews excited about being Jewish?

Young Israelis celebrating Purim in the Nahlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem in 2014. Nati Shohat/Flash 90

The Art Of The Cantor

Fifty years on, Lincoln Square’s Sherwood Goffin lowers his voice.

03/23/2016 - 09:12
Associate Editor

The nusach (liturgical mode) for Mincha on a late Shabbos afternoon is wistful, gentle, more reflective than the robust melodies of Friday night or Shabbos morning. “If Reuven Van Winkle,” said Cantor Sherwood Goffin, were to awake after a 70-year nap in the forest, and goes to the nearest shul, he should be able to immediately know whether it is Shabbos or Rosh HaShanah or Shavuos,” each with its own nusach, the time-honored mood for different times of day and year, as delivered by the chazzan (cantor).

Sherwood (“The Chazz”) Goffin has been hailed as a defender and passionate practitioner of nusach.Michael Datikash/JW

BDS Brawl At Columbia Ignites Faculty Pushback

Response aided by national campaign to unite campus faculty against Israel divestment.

03/22/2016 - 18:38
Staff Writer

In a demonstration of faculty resistance to Israel delegitimization efforts at Columbia University, more than 200 of the school’s professors and administrators, including former deans, signed a petition this week countering a new Israel divestment campaign sweeping the uptown campus.

David Schizer, former dean of Columbia Law School.

Jewish Week To Partner With Times Of Israel

03/22/2016 - 17:39

The Jewish Week this week announced that it is becoming a local partner of The Times of Israel, the fastest-growing Jewish news site in the world.

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