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Carlebach’s Personal Items Auctioned Off, Piano Rakes in $20k

Ten personal items of the late composer were auctioned off including his piano.

09/29/2016 - 15:47
Editorial Intern

Ten collectible items from Shlomo Carlebach’s collection were auctioned off this week including the late composers piano, which brought in the highest bid of $20k.

Shlomo Carlebach's piano sold for $20,000. Screenshot/

Man Convicted Of Punching Kings Bay Y Head After Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

09/29/2016 - 11:08

A New York man was convicted of assaulting the head of the Brooklyn Jewish Y, but acquitted on the additional hate crimes charges.

Benjamin Netanyahu Booed At Broadway

The Israeli prime minister was heckled with shouts of ‘Free Palestine’ while in the city for the U.N. General Assembly.

09/29/2016 - 10:21
Editorial Intern


Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife were met with both boos and cheers as he took his seat at a performance of “Hamilton” Saturday night, according to JTA. Two women left the theater after shouting “Free Palestine” at the couple.

Netanyahu arriving at Richard Rodgers Theatre. Screenshot/JTA

Chabad Rising On Campus

They're not creating young Chabadniks, nor do they necessarily want to.

09/28/2016 - 12:46
Deputy Managing Editor

For Rabbi Eitan Webb, it’s about relationships.

In the years since Rabbi Webb and his wife, Rebbetzin Gitty Webb (below, right), founded the Scharf Family Chabad House at Princeton University 14 years ago, the couple has been to more than a hundred weddings of students they’ve mentored, officiating at many of them. They have a large cardboard box overflowing with cards and letters from former students.

A former actor, Rabbi Korn hams it up with Chabad House Bowery's board during a summer retreat. Photos courtesy of

The First Debate, Jewishly

09/28/2016 - 12:06

What did we learn about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Jewish vote from the debate on Monday night?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University. Getty Images

In Sign Of Times, JCC To Open In Harlem

As Jews continue to move into the neighborhood, a JCC Manhattan branch follows.

09/28/2016 - 12:04
Staff Writer

A century after the last Jewish Y in Harlem closed, a similar institution is about to open there, an indication of the kind of demographic changes that are coming to define the city neighborhood by neighborhood.

A century after the last Jewish Y in Harlem closed, a JCC is set to open there. Courtesy of JCC Manhattan

Israel Sweeps Opener Of Baseball’s WBC

Team wears yarmulkes, wins with power and pitching.

09/28/2016 - 11:39
Associate Editor

When Israel was still a fantasy to its founding fathers, David Ben-Gurion suggested Zionist normalcy would be when Jewish thieves would be arrested by Jewish policemen in Tel Aviv. Check. Ze’ev Jabotinsky imagined a Jewish defense force, tough as any. Check. And little Jewish children on the Coney Island beach dreamed about an all-Jewish baseball team wearing yarmulkes, taking on the world and winning. Put a check next to that fantasy, too. It happened last week in Brooklyn.

Team Israel celebrates after winning the qualifying tournament championship game in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2016. JTA

The End Of The Affair

On UN sidelines, Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw.

09/28/2016 - 11:22

Washington – When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with President Barack Obama during their meeting in NYC on Sept. 21, 2016. JTA

Israel Doesn’t Get A Call In First Presidential Debate

Candidates spar over Iran nuclear deal in Hofstra square-off.

09/27/2016 - 13:21
Staff Writer

America’s military readiness, NATO and the Iranian nuclear agreement — but not Israel — were among the foreign policy issues tackled during the first presidential debate last night, but many analysts believe neither candidate delivered a knockout punch.

Donald Trump speaks as Hillary Clinton and Moderator Lester Holt listen during the Presidential Debate in NY last night. Getty

Hasidic Jew Found Guilty In Brooklyn Beating Of Gay Black Man

09/27/2016 - 13:08

(JTA) — A Hasidic Jewish man was found guilty in the beating of a gay black man.

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