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News and updates about New York State

Is America ready for a Jewish NYS governor?

Zeldin’s battle is hard, not impossible.  He can get voters from Independent and Democratic parties if he sticks to his Jewish roots. Op-ed.

Is America ready for a Jewish NYS governor?

ADL report: Rise of antisemitism and extremism in New York State a ‘troubling trend’

Report by the Anti-Defamation League describes a “broad and troubling trend” of rising extremism and antisemitism in New York State.

ADL report: Rise of antisemitism in NY State a ‘troubling trend’

Prof. Twerski to the NY Board of Regents: We will not acquiesce to destroying our values

On proposed curriculum rules: 'We have done a magnificent job in educating our children. You ought to come and see and learn from us.'

Prof. Twerski to the NY Board of Regents: We will not acquiesce

NY State releases new guidelines for private schools — and yeshivas push back

New York State releases new rules for parochial schools to prove they meet requirements for secular studies - drawing pushback from yeshivas

NY yeshivas push back against new rules on secular studies

Education Dep't approves Yeshiva University mental health program

Yeshiva University pastoral counseling program gets nod from NYS Education Department.

Ed. Dep't approves Yeshiva University mental health program

New York judge strikes down mask mandate

New York judge rules the state's mask mandate is unconstitutional and a violation of state law.

New York judge strikes down mask mandate

New York State to divest from Unilever in response to B&J boycott

NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says Unilever decision not to sell ice cream in Judea and Samaria is a violation of 2016 anti-BDS policy.

New York State to divest from Unilever following B&J boycott

Rep. Lee Zeldin considering run for New York governor

Rep. Lee Zeldin, Jewish Republican, hopes to replace NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Rep. Lee Zeldin considering run for New York governor

Religious services to resume in New York state

Governor Cuomo says religious services may resume on Thursday if limited to 10 or fewer participants.

Religious services to resume in New York state

The resilience of New Rochelle - a model in the face of corona

The resilience of New Rochelle - a model in the face of corona

New York's 'bail reform' makes Jews and everyone else unsafe

New York's 'bail reform' makes Jews and everyone else unsafe

New York to spend $10 million to protect religious institutions

New York State awards over $10 million in grants to fund 'security enhancements' in religious schools to protect against hate crimes.

New York to spend $10 million to protect religious institutions

New York State to students: Get vaccinated - or leave school

NY ends religious exemption to vaccination requirement, leaving 26,000 unvaccinated students with choice of getting shots or leaving school.

New York State to students: Get vaccinated - or leave school

Orthodox yeshivas are not swindling public funds. Far from it.

Yeshivas and other private schools save New York billions of dollars annually. Here's why.

Orthodox yeshivas are not swindling public funds. Far from it.

Jewish schools fear new regulations mandating secular education

Yeshivas in New York uniting with Catholic schools to oppose new state regulations they say threaten independent school systems' autonomy.

Jewish schools fear new regulations mandating secular education

Rabbis: New York Reproductive Health Act 'declares war on life'

Coalition for Jewish Values condemns New York State law which removes illegal abortion from the penal law.

Rabbis: New York Reproductive Health Act 'declares war on life'

Attack against Muslims in Islamberg, NY foiled

Casual comment in high school dining room leads to arrest of four planning attack on NY State community Islamberg.

Attack against Muslims in Islamberg, NY foiledplayer

Trump gaining in NY as we read this

Trump gaining in NY as we read this

NY official hit for suggesting Orthodox Jews aren’t ‘normal’

County councilman in New York state criticized Governor Cuomo for meeting with Hasidic Jews, suggesting they aren't 'normal Jews'.

NY official hit for suggesting Orthodox Jews aren’t ‘normal’

New York town reportedly buying up property to keep Hasidim out

Town supervisor says municipality buying up properties to keep out Hasidim. 'People scared half to death by Hasidic expansion.'

New York town reportedly buying up property to keep Hasidim out

I have been a victim of prejudice, so I have the right to be the same

I have been a victim of prejudice, so I have the right to be the same

NY Education department apologizes for anti-Israel cartoon

New York State Education Department apologizes for anti-Israel political cartoon in Regents exam.

NY Education department apologizes for anti-Israel cartoon

Sheldon Silver to remain free pending appeal

Former New York State Assembly Speaker can stay out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction.

Sheldon Silver to remain free pending appeal

New York passes legislation against BDS

New York State Senate passes bill that prohibits the state from doing business with companies that seek to boycott Israel.

New York passes legislation against BDS

New York School District to Pay for Anti-Semitism

The district will pay out $4.5 million for "deliberate indifference" to years of anti-Semitic abuse in different schools and grades.

New York School District to Pay for Anti-Semitism

Up for Vote: $32 Million for NY Jewish Day Schools

New York State voters to vote on Smart Schools Bond Act. For Jewish schools, this could add some $250 per student.

Up for Vote: $32 Million for Jewish Day Schools in NY