Monsey Suspect Charged With Additional Hate Crimes

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that five additional federal hate-crime charges have been filed against the suspect behind the machete attack on Dec. 28 at a...

Chabad to Shluchim: Be on High Alert Following Soleimani Assassination

The Hasidic outreach movement Chabad has sent a warning to its emissaries around the world urging them to be on high alert following the U.S. assassination of Iran’s terror...

NYC to Install 100 Security Cameras in Brooklyn Orthodox Neighborhoods

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York City will install 100 new security cameras in neighborhoods in Brooklyn with large haredi Orthodox Jewish populations. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the...

‘Kill All Jews’ Graffiti Found at Brooklyn Tech High School

(JTA) — Graffiti reading “Kill All Jews” and a swastika were discovered drawn in black marker in the stairwell of a high school in Brooklyn, New York. The graffiti was...

At the Bagel Store: Talking With Dov Hikind

Dov Hikind and I have known each other for decades. We have done interviews for print as well as broadcast. Over the years we have discussed the evolution of...

Real Estate with Anessa: What We See in 2020

December came in with a lot of bad news from a variety of places. The first and most disturbing were the terrible tragedies occurring throughout the tristate area, with...

Virginia Teen Charged for Threats Against Jews, African-Americans

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A 19-year-old Virginia man has been charged with calling in false bomb threats and active shootings as part of a network of white supremacists. John William Kirby...

Monsey Rabbi Gives Invocation at New York State of the State Address

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Hanukkah, delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of...

ADL Adds OK Hand Gesture to Online Listing of Hate Symbols

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The OK hand gesture and the bowlcut hairstyle are among 36 new entries to the Anti-Defamation League’s online listing of hate symbols. The new entries include white...

Guardian Angels to Patrol Brooklyn After Increase in Antisemitic Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Guardian Angels said it would start patrolling in Brooklyn after an increase in antisemitic attacks in the area. The group’s founder, Curtis Sliwa, told NBC News that the...
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Trump Issues Guidelines on School Prayer – During a ceremony in the Oval Office on Thursday in which U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new guidance to better protect...

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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

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