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NYC department of education accused of religious discrimination against Jews

Series of meetings where candidates running for board positions are interviewed held on Shabbat, excluding Jewish parents from attending.

NYC department of education accused of religious discrimination

A klezmer master is curating a series of global mash-up concerts in Queens

Klezmer musician Frank London of The Klezmatics is curating Flushing Town Hall’s “Mini-Global Mashups”

Klezmer master curating global mash-up concerts in Queens

Handyman charged in Queens, NY stabbing murder of Orsolya Gaal

Handyman confesses to brutal murder in which he stabbed the victim 60 times and then carried her body away in a duffel bag.

Handyman charged in Queens, NY stabbing murder of Orsolya Gaal

Queens woman stabbed to death and thrown to the gutter

The Jewish community of Queens was shocked by the gruesome murder of a community member. Her body was found in a duffel bag.

Queens woman stabbed to death and thrown to the gutterplayer

NYC dental office targeted by antisemitic vandal

Vicious antisemitic graffiti found on window of Queens dental office denounced by New York mayor and politicians.

NYC dental office targeted by antisemitic vandal

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

Large menorah knocked over in Queens right before Hanukkah.

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

Man threatens to bomb kosher bagel store in Queens

Man claiming to be a Palestinian Arab enters kosher eatery and threatens to bomb it "in the name of Palestinians".

Man threatens to bomb kosher bagel store in Queensplayer

Queens residents fighting plan to demolish historic synagogue

Plan to tear down historic Queens synagogue and replace it with condominium draws opposition from locals.

Queens residents fighting plan to demolish historic synagogueplayer

NYC killer disguised as Hasidic Jew fatally shoots man getting into his car

Video footage of Queens, NY killing shows man apparently wearing garb of a Hasidic Jew as he waits to ambush other man getting into his car.

NYC killer disguised as Hasidic Jew shoots man getting into car

Watch: NY man survives after being hit by underground explosion

An underground explosion engulfed a Queens sidewalk on July 22, sending flames into the air and injuring a passerby.

Watch: NY man survives after being hit by underground explosion player

Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogue

No one hurt after driver of van tosses explosive device that lands outside Shaare Tova Synagogue.

Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogueplayer

Queens Jewish community endorses Eric Adams For Mayor

Queens community says that Adams is committed to "rooting out anti-Semitism" and is the "right leader at the right time."

Queens Jewish community endorses Eric Adams For Mayor

15-yr-old attempts to hijack Queens cab, caught by local Muslims

A 15-year-old has been detained following a carjacking attempt in Ozone Park, Queens.

15-yr-old attempts to hijack Queens cab, caught by local Muslimsplayer

Keep an eye on a Queens woman candidate with a chance to win

Jews must forego past bias against openly supporting Republicans now that there is a Republican who stands with Jews in Queens. Op-ed.

Keep an eye on this woman candidate with a chance to win

New York: Jewish boy in critical condition after being attacked

'Emotionally disturbed' man picks up Jewish boy and throws him to the ground in unprovoked assault.

New York: Jewish boy in critical condition after being attacked

Three-year-old killed in accident in Queens

Three-year-old Jewish boy struck and killed by a vehicle in Far Rockaway.

Three-year-old killed in accident in Queens

Anti-Semitic flyers found in New York neighborhood

Dozens of anti-Semitic flyers found in Queens, New York.

Anti-Semitic flyers found in New York neighborhood

Watch: Queens subway flooded

Rushing water breaks through wall at a Queens subway station, knocking one rider onto his back

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50,000 flock to Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave

About 50,000 people visited burial site in Queens, NY over first week of July to mark 25th anniversary of Rebbe's passing.

50,000 flock to Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave

Republican Jews endorsement of Katz bad for Trump and America

Republican Jews endorsement of Katz bad for Trump and America

Are Jews annoying? City Council candidate thinks so

Are Jews annoying? City Council candidate thinks so

12-year-old arrested for drawing swastikas on Queens playground

12-year-old suspected of scrawling dozens of swastikas, anti-Jewish messages at school playground in Queens, NYC.

12-year-old arrested for drawing swastikas on Queens playground

NY Muslim leader: Wife-beating 'only in very rare circumstances'

'Target her dignity': New York sheikh discusses wife-beating in Islam: Permissible 'only under very rare circumstances'.

NY Muslim leader: Wife-beating 'only in very rare circumstances'player

Watch: Blue light over New York City

Transformer fire in Queens sends blue light which floods the nighttime sky over New York City.

Watch: Blue light over New York Cityplayer

Attack on Jew in NYC deemed gang incident, angering community

Local Jewish community angered after police classify assault on Orthodox Jewish teen as 'gang incident', despite anti-Semitic phrases.

Attack on Jew in NYC deemed gang incident, angering community

'Jewish friends urged me to deport Nazi from NY,' says Trump

President Trump tells Fox News Jewish New Yorkers, including friends, had urged him since 2016 campaign to deport SS guard living in NYC.

'Jewish friends urged me to deport Nazi from NY,' says Trump

Queens NY must lead the fight against anti-Semitism 2018 and 2020

Queens NY must lead the fight against anti-Semitism 2018 and 2020

Boy, 14, attacked outside yeshiva in New York

Teen attacked outside yeshiva in Queens.

Boy, 14, attacked outside yeshiva in New York

Thousands gather at Mets’ ballpark — for Jewish learning

Orthodox Union holds second annual 'Torah New York' in Mets Stadium in Queens.

Thousands gather at Mets’ ballpark — for Jewish learning

3 dead in NY bus crash

Public bus and tour bus collide in Queens, sending one bus careening into nearby stores.

3 dead in NY bus crash

NY politician gets anti-Semitic hate mail

Queens Assemblywoman inundated with anti-Semitic, white supremacist mail after seeking to rename Trump State Park

NY politician gets anti-Semitic hate mail

Tillerson urged to deport Nazi guard living in Queens

New York congressman writes Secretary of State, demanding he take action to deport 92-year-old Nazi death camp guard Jakiw Palij.

Tillerson urged to deport Nazi guard living in Queens

'Your neighbor is a Nazi!'

New York yeshiva students protest outside Queens home of Nazi concentration camp guard Jakiw Palij.

'Your neighbor is a Nazi!'

Massive blaze in Queens, NY, destroys Jewish businesses

Massive fire in Queens, New York, destroys more than a dozen businesses, most Jewish owned, causing millions of dollars in damages.

Massive blaze in Queens, NY, destroys Jewish businesses

NYPD arrests suspect in imam's shooting

New York Police Department has a person in custody in connection with the weekend shooting deaths of a Queens imam and his assistant.

NYPD arrests suspect in imam's shooting

Queens Muslims: Killing of imam is a hate crime

Bangladeshi Muslims say shooting of imam and his friend was an anti-Muslim hate crime. Local police say no evidence to support that.

Queens Muslims insist killing of imam is a hate crime

ADL idenfities with Muslims following murder

Anti-Defamation League expresses solidarity with New York's Muslim community in the wake of the murder of an imam and his assistant.

ADL expresses solidarity with NY Muslims following imam's murder

Gunman kills imam in Queens

Lone gunman shoots Queens imam and his friend as they walked home from Saturday prayers.

Gunman kills imam in Queens

NYPD scratching head over arsons targeting Jews

After releasing first suspect, NYPD trying to determine if string of arsons in Forest Hills are anti-Semitic hate crimes or simply random.

NYPD scratching head over arsons targeting Bukharan Jews

NYPD: Arson at Jewish homes not a hate crime

Police say fires at homes of Bukharan Jews in Forest Hills not motivated by anti-Semitism, but opposition to construction on the property.

NYPD: Arson at Jewish homes not a hate crime