Inwood Parents’ Lawsuit Credited With Changing Cuomo’s Tune

  Community members are crediting a lawsuit filed by Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam in Far Rockaway and two Inwood parents with students at the school with accelerating Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision...

Red Changes to Yellow in Queens; Schools, Restaurants May Open

Many of the city schools shuttered two weeks ago because they were located in neighborhoods with spiking COVID-19 rates now have state approval to reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced...

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...

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...

NY Jews React to Unrest in Borough Park

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — When he looks at the protests rocking the Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, Matt Nosanchuk is conflicted. He’s anxious that COVID-19 rates will continue to spike...

Jewish Congress Candidate in NY Has Signs Marked With Antisemitic Graffiti

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — At least a dozen campaign signs supporting a Jewish congressional candidate were defaced with antisemitic graffiti. At least one sign supporting Josh Eisen’s campaign was tagged with...

Meet Heshy Tischler

Editor’s note: This story was produced in partnership with New York Magazine. Since it was published Oct. 9, Tischler was arrested Sunday evening and charged with inciting a riot and...

End Jew Hatred Plans Rally Today in NYC

The End Jew Hatred Movement has scheduled a protest for today at 4:30 pm at the New York Public Library (Main Branch), 476 5th Avenue, New York City in objection...

Heshy Tischler Released Following Arraignment

Orthodox City Council candidate Heshy Tischler was arraigned Monday for allegedly inciting an attack on a journalist. Tischler, wearing a yarmulke and black blazer, appeared behind white metal bars, as he...

Judge Upholds Gathering Restrictions in New York

BY SHIRA HANAU   (JTA) — A judge said restrictions imposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on houses of worship that would severely limit attendance in areas experiencing an uptick in...
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Israeli politicians, local leaders, prominent rabbis and others marched on Monday as part of a Sukkot event to a threatened site in northern Samaria...

Guilty Pleas: Joseph Borgen Attackers Face Years Behind Bars

(October 2, 2023 / JNS) On Wednesday in New York City, Mahmoud Musa and Mohammed Othman pleaded guilty to second-degree assault as a hate crime for their...

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