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NY Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein rips into NY Times reporter

NY Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein rips into NY Times reporter

Jewish politician angered by question about investigation against 5 yeshivas, cites state of New York public schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 18:37
Release of Bronx suspect: 'There’s some very unhappy people in Riverdale right now'

Release of Bronx suspect: 'There’s some very unhappy people in Riverdale right now'

Release of suspect in Bronx synagogue attacks reignites debate over bail reform.Shira Hanau, JTA, 06/05/2021 08:29
Cuomo announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Cuomo announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

The measures include the imminent resumption of 24-hour operations on the New York City subway.Ben Ariel, 04/05/2021 05:03
Suspect arrested in vandalism against Riverdale synagogues

Suspect arrested in vandalism against Riverdale synagogues

Man arrested after 4 synagogues repeatedly targeted with rock-throwing, vandalismArutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 12:02
Trump to meet with Andrew Giuliani as he prepares NY gubernatorial bid

Trump to meet with Andrew Giuliani as he prepares NY gubernatorial bid

Former Trump WH staffer and son of Rudy Giuliani to meet with Trump in Florida next week to discuss his bid for GOP NY governor nomination.Dan Verbin, 22/04/2021 23:34
New York playground defaced with swastikas

New York playground defaced with swastikas

Playground in town of West Haverstraw vandalized with Nazi symbols in an act that Governor Cuomo calls a “heinous incident.”Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 22:43
Leaders of Lev Tahor charged with child exploitation in New York

Leaders of Lev Tahor charged with child exploitation in New York

New York’s FBI and US Attorney’s offices announce charges against five leaders of haredi Lev Tahor sect over kidnapping of 14-year-old girl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 02:59
NY judge killed in hit and run while vacationing in Florida

NY judge killed in hit and run while vacationing in Florida

Sandra Feuerstein, a Bush-appointed judge from Long Island, New York killed in hit-and-run in Florida. Driver arrested.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 13/04/2021 14:34
NY Cops investigating anti-Semitic playground graffiti

NY Cops investigating anti-Semitic playground graffiti

Anti-Semitic phrases and symbols carved into the equipment at a Suffolk, NY playground were discovered on Sunday.Dan Verbin, 12/04/2021 20:55
Lee Zeldin, leading Jewish pro-Trump voice in Congress, announces run for NY governor

Lee Zeldin, leading Jewish pro-Trump voice in Congress, announces run for NY governor

Jewish Republican Congressman and Trump supporter to run for governor of New York. 'Andrew Cuomo's gotta go.'Gabe Friedman/JTA, 08/04/2021 19:57
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang reiterates opposition to BDS

NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang reiterates opposition to BDS

Yang tells Youtube show that BDS, rooted in anti-Semitic history, is not legitimate criticism and harbors extremists.Dan Verbin, 31/03/2021 21:25
Morris Dickstein, literary critic and public intellectual, dies at 81

Morris Dickstein, literary critic and public intellectual, dies at 81

Mor­ris Dick­stein, literary critic best known for studies of American culture in the 1960s and in the Great Depression, has died. He was 81Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 31/03/2021 08:04
NY top court rules Trump doesn't have immunity against defamation suit

NY top court rules Trump doesn't have immunity against defamation suit

NY Court of Appeals rejects former President Donald Trump’s argument that he is protected by the Constitution from their legal reach.Dan Verbin, 31/03/2021 01:07
Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas becomes a major issue in New York City’s mayoral race

Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas becomes a major issue in New York City’s mayoral race

Oversight of Orthodox yeshivas in New York City has emerged as a major issue in this year's mayoral race.Shira Hanau, 26/03/2021 14:06
New York to reopen Broadway in September

New York to reopen Broadway in September

Mayor Bill de Blasio says city will set up dedicated vaccination stations for theater community show Broadway can resume production.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2021 18:28
James Levine, cantor’s grandson who conducted Met Opera for 40 years, dies at 77

James Levine, cantor’s grandson who conducted Met Opera for 40 years, dies at 77

James Levine, who led NYC Met Opera for years until allegations of abuse surfaced, has died at age 77.Dan Verbin, 18/03/2021 18:03
Man who bought hametz in NYC 'had a lot of respect for the Jewish community and tradition'

Man who bought hametz in NYC 'had a lot of respect for the Jewish community and tradition'

For over 40 years, this man bought millions of dollars of New York’s leavened bread products before Passover.Ben Sales, JTA, 15/03/2021 08:22
Cuomo again refuses to resign

Cuomo again refuses to resign

New York Governor insists: I did not do what has been alleged, period.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/03/2021 21:06
Nita Lowey says Andrew Cuomo should remain as NY governor

Nita Lowey says Andrew Cuomo should remain as NY governor

Longtime NY congresswoman, champion of women's rights says embattled governor should stay in office until investigation is complete.Shira Hanau/JTA, 10/03/2021 19:57
New York movie theaters reopen after a year

New York movie theaters reopen after a year

Cinemas to be allowed to operate at 25% capacity, moviegoers required to remain masked throughout the show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 12:34
Trump: A continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country

Trump: A continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country

Former President blasts Supreme Court ruling allowing a New York prosecutor to obtain his tax returns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2021 02:14
Overnight camps can open this year, NY governor announces

Overnight camps can open this year, NY governor announces

NY Governor Cuomo says parents will decide whether camps operate, not the state.Shira Hanau, 18/02/2021 07:34
The future is bright for kosher restaurants - despite COVID-19

The future is bright for kosher restaurants - despite COVID-19

The pandemic has devastated restaurants. Surprisingly, most kosher ones have weathered the storm. Opinion.Dani Klein, JTA, 11/02/2021 08:19
Federal court blocks NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s capacity limits on houses of worship

Federal court blocks NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s capacity limits on houses of worship

Orthodox groups, including Agudath Israel, win major victory as federal judge in Brooklyn strikes down Cuomo's limits on houses of worship.Shira Hanau, JTA, 10/02/2021 07:31
Jewish inmate’s COVID-19 death cited in effort to get vaccines to NY prisoners

Jewish inmate’s COVID-19 death cited in effort to get vaccines to NY prisoners

72-year-old Brooklyn man serving sentence for burglary who died while in jail becomes focal point in bid to get vaccines for inmates.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 05/02/2021 10:11
Watch: Chabad Jews help snow-stuck NYPD vehicle

Watch: Chabad Jews help snow-stuck NYPD vehicle

Chabad yeshiva students stop to help police vehicle which got stuck in the snow near 770.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 15:21
NY Attorney Gen: Gov. Cuomo's Administration underreported COVID nursing home deaths

NY Attorney Gen: Gov. Cuomo's Administration underreported COVID nursing home deaths

New York Attorney General Letitia James releases report showing state may be underreporting COVID deaths in nursing homes by 50%.Gary Willig, 28/01/2021 17:51
First case of new COVID-19 strain diagnosed in New York

First case of new COVID-19 strain diagnosed in New York

Man in his 60s living in a town north of Albany and who has not traveled recently contracts more contagious strain of COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 05/01/2021 02:12
Watch: New York protest - 'Jewish blood is not cheap'

Watch: New York protest - 'Jewish blood is not cheap'

Dozens of New York Jews protest against death of Ahuvya Sandak. 'Jews don't kill Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2020 21:47
Court blocks Cuomo's restrictions on size of religious gatherings

Court blocks Cuomo's restrictions on size of religious gatherings

Federal appeals court in Manhattan blocks New York state restrictions the size of religious gatherings meant to combat spread of COVID-19.Elad Benari, 29/12/2020 06:01
How NY sanitation workers helped one Jew go dumpster diving for his lost tefillin

How NY sanitation workers helped one Jew go dumpster diving for his lost tefillin

New York City Sanitation Department workers help an Orthodox Jewish man recover his lost tefillin after they were accidentally thrown out.Shira Hanau, JTA, 23/12/2020 07:11
NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with neo-Nazi imagery

NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with neo-Nazi imagery

Homepage of the North Shore Hebrew Academy hacked to show video of Nazi march, song calling for death of Jews.Ben Sales/JTA, 15/12/2020 22:47
US vaccinations begin at Jewish hospital

US vaccinations begin at Jewish hospital

Critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center receives COVID-19 vaccine. Trump: Congratulations USA, Congratulations WORLD.AFP, 14/12/2020 16:44
In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

Massive funeral service held in Williasmburg for Satmar rabbi; the latest mass gathering reported in New York's Orthodox community.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/12/2020 07:18
New York Young Republicans call Andrew Cuomo aide a ‘court Jew’

New York Young Republicans call Andrew Cuomo aide a ‘court Jew’

The New York Young Republican Club accuses Cuomo's director of Jewish affairs of being a court Jew, tells ADL to 'shut up'.Ben Sales, JTA, 04/12/2020 07:11
Cuomo blames conservatives for Supreme Court's COVID ruling

Cuomo blames conservatives for Supreme Court's COVID ruling

New York Governor says Supreme Court's ruling against restrictions on places of worship will have no impact in practical terms.Ben Ariel, 27/11/2020 05:36
New York synagogue fined over pandemic wedding

New York synagogue fined over pandemic wedding

Orthodox Jewish synagogue fined after thousands gathered at secret indoor wedding that violated coronavirus restrictions.Ben Ariel, 25/11/2020 05:36
Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dead at 93

Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dead at 93

David Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, faced criticism over his response to the 1991 Crown Heights riots.Ben Sales/JTA, 24/11/2020 22:31
Gov. Cuomo blasts 'deceitful' Satmar wedding

Gov. Cuomo blasts 'deceitful' Satmar wedding

New York governor calls for probe of massive Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, calling event 'shocking, totally deceitful'.David Rosenberg, 23/11/2020 10:48
Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

After one massive Satmar wedding in NY was cancelled, another wedding was held, drawing thousands despite coronavirus restrictions.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 22/11/2020 22:09
Buffalo, NY business owners chase out Sheriff, Health Dept

Buffalo, NY business owners chase out Sheriff, Health Dept

Buffalo NY business owners face down officials arriving to enforce Cuomo lockdown orders, chant 'we will not comply' at retreating officers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2020 11:46
New York City schools shutting down as virus cases rise

New York City schools shutting down as virus cases rise

Public schools will close on Thursday as the city's cases continue to increase.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2020 14:31
Watch: Hikind spoofs Cuomo's handling of pandemic in new 'book'

Watch: Hikind spoofs Cuomo's handling of pandemic in new 'book'

Former New York Assemblyman publishes new book spoofing Gov. Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic...but what's in it?Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2020 00:05
Jews For Trump convoy attacked on its way through New York

Jews For Trump convoy attacked on its way through New York

Around a thousand vehicles made their way through NY, with many attacked by eggs, rocks, and pepper spray.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 21:30
Several pro-Trump rallies planned in NY Orthodox communities

Several pro-Trump rallies planned in NY Orthodox communities

At one event in Brooklyn’s Marine Park, Boris Epshteyn, an Trump campaign advisor, will be speaking alongside former assemblyman Dov Hikind.Shira Hanau, JTA, 25/10/2020 09:40
De Blasio 'regrets' criticism of hasidic funeral

De Blasio 'regrets' criticism of hasidic funeral

New York mayor says he did not handle response to large Brooklyn funeral in early days of coronavirus pandemic as well as he should have.Shira Hanau/JTA, 20/10/2020 22:37
Mayer Rispler, Satmar leader who called for following health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, Satmar leader who called for following health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, 70, a leader in the Satmar Hasidic movement who called on members to follow health rules, dead at 70 after being infected.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 19/10/2020 07:02
New York Rabbi Elie Abadie moves to Dubai

New York Rabbi Elie Abadie moves to Dubai

Leading New York rabbi returns to the Middle East. 'I feel like I’m coming home to my roots.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2020 11:25
Journalist's father expresses 'horror and disgust' at attacks

Journalist's father expresses 'horror and disgust' at attacks

Yitzchok Kornbluh, father of journalist who alerted police of prayer gathering: His agenda was to alert authorities, prevent further deaths.Mordechai Sones, 13/10/2020 21:15
Del Bigtree interviews Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith on NY lockdown

Del Bigtree interviews Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith on NY lockdown

For second time in 18 months, Jewish Orthodox community in NY has been locked down, causing heated protests in streets.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2020 23:03
De Blasio: Police response to ‘disgusting’ assault of Orthodox journalist ‘will be fixed’

De Blasio: Police response to ‘disgusting’ assault of Orthodox journalist ‘will be fixed’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is unsatisfied with police response to assault on Orthodox reporter covering Brooklyn protest.Ben Sales/JTA, 08/10/2020 20:41
Brooklyn: Anti-lockdown mob beats fellow hasidic Jew

Brooklyn: Anti-lockdown mob beats fellow hasidic Jew

Protesters call Jewish man filming protest a "snitch," beat him and leave him in critical condition during protest against NY restrictions.Gary Willig, 07/10/2020 21:48
‘What does this grim picture remind you of?’ Trump asks of crackdown on Jewish gatherings

‘What does this grim picture remind you of?’ Trump asks of crackdown on Jewish gatherings

US President retweets video of police breaking up Sukkot holiday gathering in New York, implies connection with past anti-Semitic regimes.Ben Sales/JTA, 07/10/2020 19:37
New York Rabbi begs President Trump to help Jewish Community

New York Rabbi begs President Trump to help Jewish Community

Brooklyn Rabbi Hillel Handler speaks out against Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio; Calls Governor 'mass murderer'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2020 13:31
Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn protest against COVID crackdown

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn protest against COVID crackdown

Protesters torch masks in Borough Park demonstration against New York's crackdown on neighborhoods with high coronavirus rates.Shira Hanau, JTA, 07/10/2020 08:43
Here's what New Yorkers think about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Here's what New Yorkers think about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

2020 election correspondent Lawrence Jones asks New Yorkers what they think.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2020 08:12
Cuomo lays out closure plan for COVID-19 hot spots

Cuomo lays out closure plan for COVID-19 hot spots

New "Cluster Action Initiative" is a three-tiered system which categorizes locations as either Red, Orange, or Yellow.Ben Ariel, 07/10/2020 00:01