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New Jersey school defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti on eve of Yom Kippur

New Jersey school defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti on eve of Yom Kippur

Hate incident denounced by city of Glen Rock and local politicians, but school board still searching for whoever was responsible.Dan Verbin, Canada, 17/09/2021 21:58
Jewish leaders commend New Jersey's divestment from Unilever

Jewish leaders commend New Jersey's divestment from Unilever

Conference of Presidents welcomes New Jersey’s decision to divest from parent company of Ben & Jerry’s over its boycott of Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/09/2021 00:51
New Jersey man with hammer goes on rampage asking 'Are you Jewish?'

New Jersey man with hammer goes on rampage asking 'Are you Jewish?'

Man rampages through Teaneck, NJ doctor's office with hammer, covered in blood, smashing windows and asking patients if they're Jewish.Dan Verbin, Canada, 15/09/2021 23:02
New Jersey Orthodox high school ordered closed over zoning dispute

New Jersey Orthodox high school ordered closed over zoning dispute

Judge grants school the possibility to reopen if it meets a safety inspection.Dan Verbin, Canada, 15/09/2021 21:10
New Jersey to divest from Ben & Jerry's and parent company

New Jersey to divest from Ben & Jerry's and parent company

Internal New Jersey investigation finds Unilever sought to boycott Israel in violation of state's anti-BDS law.Elad Benari, 15/09/2021 05:11
NJ town's mayor blames teens for latest swastika vandalism

NJ town's mayor blames teens for latest swastika vandalism

Westfield has been the target of multiple swastika vandalism incidents over the last few years.Dan Verbin, Canada, 03/09/2021 20:01
46 dead after Ida floods northeast USA

46 dead after Ida floods northeast USA

'Stay off the roads, we're not out of this yet,' NJ Gov. Murphy begs. Senior meteorologist: 'As far as the United States goes, it's gone.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 08:45
At least 24 dead in New York, New Jersey floods

At least 24 dead in New York, New Jersey floods

Authorities say many victims drowned in basement apartments which were flooded by remnants of Hurricane Ida.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 19:36
Sabbath-observant residents win condominium elevator conflict

Sabbath-observant residents win condominium elevator conflict

New Jersey condo to resume Shabbat elevator service after settling with residents who sued.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 26/08/2021 07:59
US Census: Haredi areas among fastest-growing in New York, New Jersey

US Census: Haredi areas among fastest-growing in New York, New Jersey

Orthodox areas are among the fastest growing in New York and New Jersey, census data shows.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 19/08/2021 07:58
Swastika burned into New Jersey yeshiva’s driveway

Swastika burned into New Jersey yeshiva’s driveway

Police are investigating, with the ADL calling for action so swastikas are no longer used to "instill fear in Jews and their institutions."Dan Verbin, 18/08/2021 20:05
NJ man who pleaded guilty to arsenal of guns also had cash of Nazi items

NJ man who pleaded guilty to arsenal of guns also had cash of Nazi items

New Jersey man pleads guilty to possessing 18 firearms and ammo but was not charged for alleged collection of neo-Nazi and racist items.Dan Verbin, 11/08/2021 19:19
Mayor of NJ town home to Unilever HQ slams Ben & Jerry's boycott

Mayor of NJ town home to Unilever HQ slams Ben & Jerry's boycott

In letter, mayor of Englewood Cliffs, NJ strongly urged Unilever to reconsider Ben & Jerry's decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.Dan Verbin, 10/08/2021 21:11
NJ town denies state's claim of discrimination against Orthodox Jews

NJ town denies state's claim of discrimination against Orthodox Jews

Officials from Jackson Township embroiled in court case with state AG who accuses them of violating the civil rights of Orthodox residents.Dan Verbin, Canada, 23/07/2021 22:53
Swastika found on sidewalk in Wayne, New Jersey shocks community

Swastika found on sidewalk in Wayne, New Jersey shocks community

Nazi symbol found on sidewalk in New Jersey township called “affront to our community as a whole.”Dan Verbin, 20/07/2021 16:31
Arsonist charged with setting fire to NJ synagogue, yeshiva

Arsonist charged with setting fire to NJ synagogue, yeshiva

29-year old man deemed a threat to the community and will stay in jail pending his trial on first-degree aggravated arson.Dan Verbin, 14/07/2021 17:09
Ohio city shuts down, fines synagogue for violating building, zoning codes

Ohio city shuts down, fines synagogue for violating building, zoning codes

After ongoing dispute with city, owner of Aleksander Shul now faces $65,000 fine and four years probation for alleged code violations.Dan Verbin, 13/07/2021 16:50
Jewish NJ co-op owners sue board for religious discrimination

Jewish NJ co-op owners sue board for religious discrimination

NJ co-op owners want an elevator they can ride on Shabbat. They’re suing the board that said no.Shira Hanau, JTA, 10/07/2021 21:02
NJ rep. Gottheimer asks Rutgers to clarify anti-Israel statement made by faculty union

NJ rep. Gottheimer asks Rutgers to clarify anti-Israel statement made by faculty union

Statement by Rutgers part-time lecturer unit accuses Israel of "illegal acts," and being “a regime of legalized racial discrimination.”Dan Verbin, 30/06/2021 20:50
Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Elevator was essential for elderly and disabled observant residents to leave their apartments on Shabbat and holidays.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 19:31
Princeton, NJ Jews rally against anti-Semitism

Princeton, NJ Jews rally against anti-Semitism

Rally features Jews and supporters of the community speaking out against the increase in state and nation-wide anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 22/06/2021 17:54
Republican candidate spends nearly 40,000 dollars at Trump clubs

Republican candidate spends nearly 40,000 dollars at Trump clubs

New Jersey governor candidate spends tens of thousands on Trump-owned properties.Arutz Sheva Staff , 18/06/2021 17:17
NJ store removes sign calling Israelis the "New Nazis" after outrage

NJ store removes sign calling Israelis the "New Nazis" after outrage

Unapologetic store had sign up for three months with Israeli flag featuring a swastika and Netanyahu with a Hitler mustache.Dan Verbin, 15/06/2021 20:12
NJ 5th grader gives presentation dressed as Hitler

NJ 5th grader gives presentation dressed as Hitler

New Jersey school district investigating after 5th grader praises Hitler in presentation, stating "I was pretty great wasn't I?"Dan Verbin, 01/06/2021 15:46
NJ civil rights suit accuses town of discriminating against Orthodox Jews

NJ civil rights suit accuses town of discriminating against Orthodox Jews

State lawsuit alleges town officials used discriminatory local laws to stop "tsunami of orthodoxy that is mounting at the border."Dan Verbin, 28/04/2021 17:11
NJ Governor appoints 77 public members to New Jersey – Israel Commission

NJ Governor appoints 77 public members to New Jersey – Israel Commission

The appointments are announced on Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, in celebration of the friendship and between New Jersey and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 01:36
NJ newspaper fires photographer for caption calling Orthodox nurse a ‘total JAP’

NJ newspaper fires photographer for caption calling Orthodox nurse a ‘total JAP’

New Jersey newspaper fires photographer for vulgar photo caption referring to nurse as a 'Jewish American Princess'.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 24/03/2021 20:25
‘A total JAP’: NJ newspaper apologizes for using anti-Semitic epithet in photo caption

‘A total JAP’: NJ newspaper apologizes for using anti-Semitic epithet in photo caption

New Jersey newspaper uses vulgar photo caption referring to nurse as a 'Jewish American Princess'.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 23/03/2021 07:16
NJ Jewish paper apologizes for joke about shooting Palestinians

NJ Jewish paper apologizes for joke about shooting Palestinians

Orthodox newspaper apologizes for Purim edition joke about IDF shooting 100,000 Arabs.Andrew Silow-Carrol/JTA, 23/03/2021 02:13
NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

Neo-Nazi group 'The Base' was run by 19-year-old New Jersey man, who plotted attacks on at least 2 synagogues in Midwest.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 01/03/2021 07:04
Lakewood: Dead pig found outside rabbi’s door on Shabbat

Lakewood: Dead pig found outside rabbi’s door on Shabbat

Apparent anti-Semitic hate crime in heavily Orthodox Jewish New Jersey township during Shabbat.Ben Sales, JTA, 01/12/2020 07:50
Rabbi's Viewpoint 2020: Faith in the Age of COVID

Rabbi's Viewpoint 2020: Faith in the Age of COVID

Stephanie Locricchio interviews Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Smith, lawyer who studied biology, virology, infectious disease at UC Berkley.Mordechai Sones, 05/10/2020 15:33
New Jersey Governor: Participants of Bedminster rally should self-quarantine

New Jersey Governor: Participants of Bedminster rally should self-quarantine

Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy: We urge everyone who attended yesterday's event to take full precautions.Arutz Sheva, 02/10/2020 15:58
1,000 attend Yom Kippur service at minor league ballpark in New Jersey

1,000 attend Yom Kippur service at minor league ballpark in New Jersey

Reform congregation in New Jersey uses minor league ballpark for Yom Kippur prayers, allowing worshippers to social distance.Marcy Oster, JTA, 30/09/2020 07:10
What would you do with 500 KN95 masks during COVID-19 crisis?

What would you do with 500 KN95 masks during COVID-19 crisis?

Rabbi Avi Richler donates 500 masks which were distributed to those in need by Rabbi Avrohom RapoportArutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2020 19:43
Services to resume in New Jersey county where rabbis were first to end communal prayer

Services to resume in New Jersey county where rabbis were first to end communal prayer

Services to resume in New Jersey's Bergen County, where rabbis were first to end communal prayer.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 25/05/2020 07:03
US Justice Department: Zoning laws used to target Jews for discrimination

US Justice Department: Zoning laws used to target Jews for discrimination

Federal lawsuit accuses New Jersey township of discriminating against Orthodox Jews through zoning laws.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/05/2020 10:27
Edison Council President should resign

Edison Council President should resign

NJ Council Pres. Joyce Ship-Freeman posted content offensive to Catholics, Jews and Asian-Americans, then claimed she was hacked. Op-ed.Rabbi Dr. David Rosenthal, 17/05/2020 11:53
Lakewood, New Jersey rabbi arrested for violating social distancing

Lakewood, New Jersey rabbi arrested for violating social distancing

Orthodox rabbi from Lakewood, New Jersey who is suing state's governor has been arrested for holding mass public gathering.Shira Hanau, JTA, 13/05/2020 07:13
NY man charged for harassing Jews over coronavirus

NY man charged for harassing Jews over coronavirus

30-year-old Queens man indicted on counts of intimidation and harassment over two confrontations in New Jersey.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/04/2020 19:59
NJ man accused of ordering attacks on synagogues released from jail

NJ man accused of ordering attacks on synagogues released from jail

New Jersey man arrested for organizing attacks on synagogues in the Midwest released from jail and sent to house arrest.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/04/2020 07:44
New Jersey: Parents charged with child endangerment after holding at-home gatherings

New Jersey: Parents charged with child endangerment after holding at-home gatherings

In Lakewood, New Jersey, parents face child endangerment charges after holding gatherings in their homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2020 09:23
CDC issues travel advisory for three US states

CDC issues travel advisory for three US states

Travel advisory gives governors discretion to implement it, does not include essential employees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2020 13:26
Trump decides against quarantine in coronavirus 'hotspots'

Trump decides against quarantine in coronavirus 'hotspots'

US President backs away from calling for a quarantine in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, calls for "strong Travel Advisory" instead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2020 04:22
Statewide curfew in New Jersey over coronavirus

Statewide curfew in New Jersey over coronavirus

Al restaurants and theaters in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut ordered closed until further notice over coronavirus.Gary Willig, 16/03/2020 20:50
Mayor of Teaneck, NJ calls on all residents to self-quarantine

Mayor of Teaneck, NJ calls on all residents to self-quarantine

Bergen County Jewish schools closed, New Jersey government considering statewide curfew amid coronavirus outbreak.Marcy Oster/JTA, 15/03/2020 20:04
New Jersey: Swastikas painted near Jewish-owned business

New Jersey: Swastikas painted near Jewish-owned business

Multiple swastikas painted near Jewish-owned business in Howell, New Jersey, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 19:20
Swastika spray-painted on Jewish-owned business in New Jersey

Swastika spray-painted on Jewish-owned business in New Jersey

Large blue swastika and the words “white power” spray-painted on Jewish-owned business in Jackson.Ben Ariel, 20/02/2020 04:16
Keeping businesses safe: State of NJ to host high-level security summit in Lakewood

Keeping businesses safe: State of NJ to host high-level security summit in Lakewood

NJ Office of Homeland Security partners with Jewish organization to host special security summit focusing on Lakewood's security needs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2020 07:54
New Jersey event to celebrate Jewish solidarity, Daf Yomi completion

New Jersey event to celebrate Jewish solidarity, Daf Yomi completion

Last of 11 worldwide mega events celebrating completion of Daf Yomi to be held by Dirshu organization in New Jersey.Marcy Oster/JTA, 06/02/2020 22:56
New Jersey and Israel honor righteous Holocaust-era diplomats

New Jersey and Israel honor righteous Holocaust-era diplomats

New Jersey - Israel Commission opens exhibition 'Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2020 22:21
Antisemitism in Jackson, New Jersey

Antisemitism in Jackson, New Jersey

There used to be signs in certain areas saying "No dogs and Jews allowed" while selling homes to blacks was considered to depress local real estate prices. Has America returned to those shameful days - only against Jews? Ronn Torossian, 21/01/2020 12:05
NJ pizzeria manager fired for anti-Semitic tirade after employee wanted Rosh Hashanah off

NJ pizzeria manager fired for anti-Semitic tirade after employee wanted Rosh Hashanah off

New Jersey pizzeria apologizes to employee, fires manager who launched into anti-Semitic tirade over request for Rosh Hashanah absence.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/01/2020 15:38
New Jersey vaccines law defeated (for now) as parents cheer

New Jersey vaccines law defeated (for now) as parents cheer

Bill would have ended religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations for New Jersey public school students.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 20:01
Reported bias crimes up 65% in New Jersey

Reported bias crimes up 65% in New Jersey

72 anti-Jewish bias incidents reported in New Jersey in 2018, 30% of total bias crimes.Laura E. Adkins/JTA, 14/01/2020 02:10
New Jersey teen says boss sent him anti-Semitic messages after he took off Rosh Hashanah

New Jersey teen says boss sent him anti-Semitic messages after he took off Rosh Hashanah

Jewish teen working at New Jersey pizzeria sues his boss who made anti-Semitic comments after teen asked to take off Jewish holiday.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/01/2020 08:13
Watch: Nearly 100,000 Jews gather for Siyum HaShas in New Jersey

Watch: Nearly 100,000 Jews gather for Siyum HaShas in New Jersey

Over 90,000 Jews gather in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to celebrate Siyum HaShas - completion of the study of the entire Talmud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2020 20:32