NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo on Staten Island Tour

  On Wednesday, March 11, the Patrol Borough Staten Island, under the command of Chief Kenneth Corey, hosted NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo for a Staten Island Neighborhood Listening...

Chevra Hatzalah of NY Hires Rabbi Yehiel Kalish as CEO

  Chevra Hatzalah, the largest volunteer ambulance corps in the United States, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rabbi Yehiel Kalish as CEO. The board’s choice follows a comprehensive...

Patrol Borough Staten Island Forms Clergy Task Force

On February 3, Chief Kenneth Corey, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island (PBSI), convened the first meeting of the newly formed Clergy Task Force. Corey stated, “The goal...

Naftuli Moster Outs Himself As Satmar Wedding Tipster

By NAFTULI MOSTER (JTA) — On Saturday night, shortly after observant Jews went back online after Shabbat, Orthodox media outlets, Twitter accounts, and WhatsApp groups were ablaze about news that had broken several...

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...

Brooklyn Doctor Arrested for Sex With Teen

NEW YORK (JTA) — A gynecologist in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. According to court records, it all began around May 18, 2019, when...

Satmar, Cuomo Avoid COVID Wedding Restrictions Standoff

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — The wedding of the grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum will be for family only after plans for a reception for tens of thousands of...

Legislators, Orthodox Groups Decry Cuomo’s COVID Closures

Joint Statement From Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Chaim Deutsch & Councilman Kalman Yeger Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:14 pm | י"ח תשרי תשפ"א We are appalled by Governor Cuomo’s words...

NY Attorney’s Lawsuit Says Gathering Ban Infringes on Jewish Practices

(JTA) — A Brooklyn attorney has filed a lawsuit accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating his right to free speech and ability to observe his Jewish faith...

Rockland Hasidim Hold Nuanced Debate About What Comes Next

By YISROEL B. MONSEY, N.Y. (JTA) — On Saturday night, I was invited to a Hanukkah party at a friend’s house. I drove through the tranquil Monsey streets and arrived...
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