Singer Shulem Lemmer to Educate Orthodox Communities on COVID Risks

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in a number of Orthodox communities in New York City and surrounding areas. Now a federal government agency is hoping a popular...

COJO Hosts Pre-Rosh Hashanah Security Meeting

  On Monday, September 14, the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island (COJO-SI) and its Security Committee held its Annual Pre-Rosh-Hashanah Security Meeting. This year due to the pandemic,...

NY Lost Wage Assistance Payments to Begin

Senator Todd Kaminsky announced the Lost Wage Assistance program payments, through the New York State Department of Labor, to help New Yorkers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19...

Brooklyn Hospital Wants to Fire Doctor Over Antisemitic Posts

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The yearlong battle between a doctor and a New York hospital trying to fire him over antisemitic and anti-gay posts will be back in court next...

Large Weddings Eyed As Culprit for COVID Spikes

(JTA) – Rising fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases in New York City’s Orthodox communities appear to be justified, with the proportion of tests turning up cases...

NY Police Rabbi, 84, Mugged During Daily Walk

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The New York Police Department’s chief chaplain, Rabbi Alvin Kass, was mugged Tuesday during his daily early morning walk on the city’s Upper West Side. Kass, 84,...

NYPD Investigating Brooklyn Hit‐and‐Run With Jewish Victims

Police are investigating a hit‐and‐run incident that took place in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and has drawn some attention as a potential hate crime due to the visibly‐Jewish identities...

Democratic Socialists of America Ask NYC City Council Candidates About Israel Travel

Dozens of members of the New York State Assembly have condemned the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for issuing what they called a...

Ezras Nashim Approved for Ambulance in Boro Park

Ezras Nashim has been granted an ambulance permit by New York State EMS Council on Thursday. The organization will now be permitted to serve female clientele within a 2.7 square-mile...

NYPD Opens Hate Crime Investigation Into Vandalism on UES

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has opened a hate crimes investigation following two separate incidents of antisemitic vandalism this week on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. On Tuesday, the office...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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