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St. Louis Jewish Light

New York City Mayor de Blasio holds a press confrence denouncing hate crimes

New York City Mayor de Blasio holds a press confrence denouncing hate crimes

Andrew Lichtenstein October 20, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a press conference after meeting with Satmar Jewish community leaders to denounce the hate crime attack in Jersey City, December 12, 2019 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Andrew...

Brooklyn fire kills 7 children

Brooklyn fire kills 7 children

Yonatan Sindel March 25, 2015

A man reacts near the fresh graves of the seven children from the Sassoon family during thier funeral in Jerusalem on March 23, 2015. The seven children died early on Saturday after flames ripped through their Brooklyn home in one of New York City. the...

Haredi Williamsburg residents face controversy over shops’ modest dress code

By Ben Sales, JTA July 25, 2012

Haredi Orthodox shop owners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have faced criticism of signs in some shops requesting that patrons dress modestly. According to CBS News-New York, local non-haredi residents of the Hasidic enclave feel that signs banning low-cut...

The Cedars of Town and Country

New Cedars owner says he’s committed to keeping facility’s ‘Jewish character’

By Repps Hudson, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 2, 2012

The long-troubled Cedars at the JCA has a new name – the Cedars of Town & Country – and a new owner who vows to restore the complete Jewish character of the long-term care facility.At the same time, Makhlouf “Mark” Suissa says he wants to...

Outcome uncertain in bitter Brooklyn special election

JTA March 21, 2012

NEW YORK -- The outcome of a bitterly fought special election between two Jewish candidates in a southern Brooklyn state Senate district remains uncertain the day after the vote. Democrat Lewis Fidler and Republican David Storobin both claimed victory...

Volunteer Jewish security team to launch in Canada

JTA March 13, 2012

TORONTO -- Canada's Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is forming a volunteer network to provide security at Canadian synagogues and Jewish community facilities. The Community Security Network will be similar to neighborhood watch programs, only on...

Atheist group’s Hebrew billboard temporarily thwarted

JTA March 7, 2012

An atheist organization's Hebrew-language billboard calling God a "myth" was not unveiled near a Brooklyn Chasidic enclave as scheduled.  The billboard sponsored by the American Atheists organization was supposed to be unveiled Tuesday in New York's...

Brooklyn DA looking at infant’s death following brit ritual

JTA March 6, 2012

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is investigating the death of an infant from herpes following a controversial circumcision-related rite as a possible criminal matter, a newspaper reported. Jerry Schmetterer, spokesman for Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes,...

Report: Newborn died from circumcision-related rite

JTA March 4, 2012

NEW YORK -- A newborn baby died last fall in Brooklyn from herpes following a controversial circumcision-related rite, a newspaper reported. The unidentified infant died at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center on Sept. 28, 2011, the New York Daily...

Atheists placing Hebrew billboard near hasidic enclave

JTA March 4, 2012

NEW YORK -- An atheist organization says it will unveil a Hebrew-language billboard calling God a “myth” near a Brooklyn hasidic enclave. The group American Atheists says it will unveil a billboard Monday in hasidic-dominated South Williamsburg. The...

Preseason victory for Mets—against a kosher vendor

JTA February 22, 2012

The New York Mets can prevent a kosher food vendor from selling its wares on Shabbat, a federal judge ruled. Judge Jack Weinstein of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ruled Tuesday against Kosher Sports Inc. and ordered the Englewood, N.J., company to pay...

N.Y. Jewish man nabbed for anti-Semitic attacks

JTA January 17, 2012

A Jewish man from Manhattan was arrested for making anti-Semitic phone calls to his mother and other women, and is suspected of painting anti-Semitic graffiti in Brooklyn. David Haddad, 56, was arrested Sunday for making anti-Semitic phone calls including...

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