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“The father was just another person walking home from shul, smelling the smoke, seeing the smoke and as he got closer, i...
04/25/2022
Brooklyn family with 8 kids loses home to fire on last night of Passover

“The father was just another person walking home from shul, smelling the smoke, seeing the smoke and as he got closer, it was his own home,” said Alex Rappaport, Masbia’s executive director. “That’s everyone’s nightmare.”

Masbia and the community have set up a fundraiser to help the family get back on its feet.

“I hope it brings some joy and I hope that grandparents can share it with their grandkids and can show them how fun this...
04/15/2022
This singing trio wants to make Yiddish sexy again

“I hope it brings some joy and I hope that grandparents can share it with their grandkids and can show them how fun this language is," said Maya Jacobson. "Because it’s a part of all of us.”

The Mameles met as cast members in the all-Yiddish "Fiddler on the Roof."

“Their intention is to build bridges and to unite the communities of the non-believers and Haredis in New York to presum...
04/14/2022
In Brooklyn, some rabbis ask followers to turn down free food from 'Zionists'

“Their intention is to build bridges and to unite the communities of the non-believers and Haredis in New York to presumably push for us to be one nation, heaven forbid,” the decree, signed by 11 rabbis, says in Hebrew.

Decrees and robocalls were sent out to the community telling people not to take food from Met Council and the Federation.

“The Jewish values that I grew up with influenced me every day, they are core to who I am,” said Helen Rosenthal, a form...
04/13/2022
Meet the Jewish woman behind NYC's groundbreaking gender pay equity bill

“The Jewish values that I grew up with influenced me every day, they are core to who I am,” said Helen Rosenthal, a former City Council member who introduced a gender pay equity bill.

Helen Rosenthal sponsored a bill requiring employers in the city to post a salary range for every job advertised. Here's why that matters.

Opinion | "As the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, I urge Mayor Eric Adams to take a fresh, hard loo...
04/13/2022
New York City still includes 2 French Nazi collaborators in its Canyon of Heroes. Why?

Opinion | "As the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, I urge Mayor Eric Adams to take a fresh, hard look at the obscenity of heroizing two antisemitic Nazi collaborators on the streets of New York City," writes Menachem Z. Rosensaft.

The heads of Vichy France should be excised from Manhattan's "Canyon of Heroes," argues an attorney and Holocaust remembrance activist.

Zangari was particularly concerned that the village would come to resemble the nearby Five Towns. “I’m asking you to ame...
04/11/2022
Officials denounce woman who sought to block synagogues from Long Island town

Zangari was particularly concerned that the village would come to resemble the nearby Five Towns. “I’m asking you to amend the [zoning] code,” Zangari said. “So a synagogue cannot be on every residential street like they are in the Five Towns."

Michelle Zangari warned about Orthodox Jews opening synagogues in her neighborhood.

Whether you’re hosting a Passover seder this year or attending one as a guest, here are nine of our favorite spots to bu...
04/08/2022
9 special spots to buy kosher for Passover desserts in NYC

Whether you’re hosting a Passover seder this year or attending one as a guest, here are nine of our favorite spots to buy kosher for Passover desserts in New York City.

Celebrate freedom and buy, don't bake, a delicious Passover dessert this year.

We are still accepting nominations for the New York Jewish Week's 36 to Watch. Nominate a New York innovator today! http...
04/06/2022

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04/05/2022

It's not too late to nominate someone for our annual list of New York changemakers! https://bit.ly/3Da5Qaf

The film festival — the only designated Sephardic Jewish film festival in the world — returns in person this year after ...
04/01/2022
The New York Sephardic Film Festival returns this year

The film festival — the only designated Sephardic Jewish film festival in the world — returns in person this year after going on hiatus due to the pandemic.

Organizer David Serero explains why Sephardic representation is important -- and why this festival will be better than ever.

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“I hope it brings some joy and I hope that grandparents can share it with their grandkids and can show them how fun this language is," said Maya Jacobson. "Because it’s a part of all of us.”
“Their intention is to build bridges and to unite the communities of the non-believers and Haredis in New York to presumably push for us to be one nation, heaven forbid,” the decree, signed by 11 rabbis, says in Hebrew.
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“The Jewish values that I grew up with influenced me every day, they are core to who I am,” said Helen Rosenthal, a former City Council member who introduced a gender pay equity bill.
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The shop had closed at the beginning of the pandemic.
Zangari was particularly concerned that the village would come to resemble the nearby Five Towns. “I’m asking you to amend the [zoning] code,” Zangari said. “So a synagogue cannot be on every residential street like they are in the Five Towns."