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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
Man confronts Jews in New Jersey bagel store

Man confronts Jews in New Jersey bagel store

Police investigating incident in which suspect angrily confronted patrons in Teaneck bagel store as a possible "bias incident".Ben Ariel, 26/12/2019 04:29
This is why the Ferencz Family Fund has been established

This is why the Ferencz Family Fund has been established

Jersey City, drenched in a river of blood and tears, needs an outpouring of support.Communicated Content, 16/12/2019 18:31
NJ shooting bystanders blame Jewish victims

NJ shooting bystanders blame Jewish victims

Jersey City residents near shooting attack call for Jews to get out, forcing Jewish leaders to recognize 'bigger problem than appears'.Mordechai Sones, 12/12/2019 10:52
Holes in the wall: Aftermath of New Jersey shooting

Holes in the wall: Aftermath of New Jersey shooting

Volunteers from 'Chesed shel Emet' organization at scene of deadly shooting at Jersey City kosher supermarket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019 15:30
'Shooters had extra ammunition and pipe bombs in their truck'

'Shooters had extra ammunition and pipe bombs in their truck'

Local man who responded to shooting in kosher store in Jersey City's small Hasidic community speaks with Arutz Sheva about scene of attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019 10:00
'Violent anti-Semitism has turned into national crisis'

'Violent anti-Semitism has turned into national crisis'

New York City placed on high alert following Jersey City shooting, says Mayor de Blasio, warning that anti-Semitism has become a 'crisis'.David Rosenberg, 11/12/2019 09:34
New Jersey kosher store was 'targeted', says mayor

New Jersey kosher store was 'targeted', says mayor

Jersey City mayor says investigation suggests shooters did single out kosher grocery store in attack that left four dead, three wounded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019 08:44
Two victims of New Jersey kosher store shooting identified

Two victims of New Jersey kosher store shooting identified

Leah Minda Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch named as victims of shooting inside of kosher grocery story in New Jersey.David Rosenberg, 11/12/2019 07:41
Rabbi films threats against him at LI Costco, aggressor arrested

Rabbi films threats against him at LI Costco, aggressor arrested

'I'm going to get my gun and shoot you.' Police arrest man who threatened, harassed Jews at Five Towns Costco.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/12/2019 15:21
NAACP: 'Blacks are dying so that Jews can live'

NAACP: 'Blacks are dying so that Jews can live'

NAACP Passaic, NJ, turns water crisis in Flint, Michigan, into excuse for anti-Semitism.Chana Roberts, 06/12/2019 14:24
NJ man accused of ordering vandalism of 2 synagogues

NJ man accused of ordering vandalism of 2 synagogues

18-year-old suspect allegedly used neo-Nazi network to order acts of vandalism against two synagogues.Marcy Oster, JTA, 17/11/2019 22:11
New Jersey: Shooting at high school football match injures 3

New Jersey: Shooting at high school football match injures 3

Police charge five in connection with Friday shooting at high school football game.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2019 21:09
New Jersey: One dead as plane crashes into home

New Jersey: One dead as plane crashes into home

Plane crashing into New Jersey home leaves pilot dead, sets homes on fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2019 10:03
Anti-Jewish fliers left on car windshields in New Jersey town

Anti-Jewish fliers left on car windshields in New Jersey town

Series of fliers with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements left on car windshields in New Jersey town.Marcy Oster, JTA, 13/10/2019 15:42
'We take the best of Israeli innovation and bring it to NJ'

'We take the best of Israeli innovation and bring it to NJ'

Andrew Gross, Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission, says that NJ is leading the way in its relationship with Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 28/09/2019 23:22
Jewish atty. for Trenton, NJ resigns over anti-Semitic comments

Jewish atty. for Trenton, NJ resigns over anti-Semitic comments

Attorney under contract with city of Trenton, New Jersey, resigns after the City Council president uses the term “Jew her down.”Marcy Oster/JTA, 24/09/2019 18:22