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 By Jacob Henry    Features    June 23, 2023

New pop culture convention: Jews and comic books

(New York Jewish Week) — Jews and comic books, two deeply entwined entities, will be the subject of a new pop culture convention coming to New York this fall. Billed as the “ultimate comics and pop culture event,” the first-ever Jewish Comics...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 16, 2023

The NYPD reports a decrease in anti-Jewish hate crimes in 2023

(New York Jewish Week) — The New York Police Department has reported 100 anti-Jewish hate crimes in the city since the start of the year, a decrease of some 20 percent when compared to the same period last year.  Anti-Jewish incidents have...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    May 19, 2023

Rep. George Santos, arrested on federal criminal charges

(New York Jewish Week) — New York Republican Rep. George Santos, who spread a series of falsehoods about being Jewish and other parts of his life story, was arrested Wednesday on federal criminal charges on Long Island. The indictment said that...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    March 24, 2023

Disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new pro-Israel group

(New York Jewish Week) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new project, a year and a half after resigning amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations: a pro-Israel organization targeting Democrats.    Cuomo delivered the message via...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    March 10, 2023

Why American Eagle now has a mezuzah at its Times Square flagship

(New York Jewish Week) — American Eagle Outfitters now has a mezuzah on the front door of its flagship Times Square location, courtesy of Chabad, the Hasidic outreach movement. The parchment with Jewish holy text in an oblong metallic case,...

 
 By Jacob Henry    Features    March 3, 2023

Are the goblins in 'Hogwarts Legacy' antisemitic?

(JTA) - When people enter the world of "Hogwarts Legacy," the blockbuster video game that was officially released on Friday, they will find themselves immersed in the fictional universe of "Harry Pott...

 

Conan O'Brien talked to this New York rabbi about Judaism on his podcast

(New York Jewish Week) — Regular listeners of Conan O’Brien’s podcast generally expect to hear the comedian interview A-listers such as Michelle Obama and “Fleishman Is in Trouble” star Lizzy Caplan. But the former late-night host...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    December 23, 2022

Gov. Hochul announces new unit to battle hate crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new “hate and bias prevention unit” to combat antisemitism and other forms of hate. The unit will include public education and outreach efforts, a “rapid response team” to...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    December 2, 2022

A Jewish group's tip led to arrest of suspects who wanted to 'shoot up a synagogue'

(New York Jewish Week) — A tip from a Jewish security organization helped lead to the arrest of two suspects Saturday in connection with online threats to attack a New York City synagogue.  The Community Security Initiative, a group created by...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    September 9, 2022

NYPD to increase patrols in Williamsburg due to rise in antisemitic hate crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a press conference on Monday evening that the police will increase patrols near synagogues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, due to an increase in antisemitic attacks happening throughout...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    August 26, 2022

Polio detected in New York City wastewater

(New York Jewish Week) — Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, three weeks after a Jewish man in Rockland County was diagnosed with the first polio case in the U.S. in 10 years. The announcement suggests that the potentially deadly...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    August 19, 2022

Demand for ADL apology

(New York Jewish Week) — Leaders of mostly left-wing Jewish groups and progressive New York Jewish politicians demanded an apology from the head of the Anti-Defamation League, saying he had maligned the progressive group Jews for Racial & Economic...

 
 By Jacob Henry    Features    July 22, 2022

Pop artist Peter Max's court battles are a clash between children of Holocaust survivors

(New York Jewish Week) - The latest chapter of the surreal saga over who is making decisions for the aged pop artist Peter Max is pitting two children of Holocaust survivors against each other. One...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    July 15, 2022

New York jeweler reports precious Torah stolen at Venetian hotel in Las Vegas

(New York Jewish Week) - A family Torah belonging to a New York City jeweler was reported stolen at the Venetian Resort hotel in Las Vegas last month.  Jack Abraham, who has run a jewelry business...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    July 1, 2022

Bill de Blasio seeks forgiveness in bid for Orthodox votes in Borough Park

(New York Jewish Week) — Seeking the endorsement of Borough Park Orthodox leaders in his run for Congress, former mayor Bill de Blasio apologized for a 2020 tweet berating Jews for large gatherings held during the pandemic.  In a video of...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school

(New York Jewish Week) - At the Brooklyn Amity School, a majority-Muslim private school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, high school students are taking part in a new Holocaust education initiative with...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

DeSantis calls out 'woke ideology'

(New York Jewish Week) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about the success of the Jewish community in the Sunshine State and the need to fight "wokeness" in an address to a conservative Jewish group i...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    May 20, 2022

Passengers say Lufthansa threw all visible Jews off NYC-Budapest flight because some weren't wearing masks

(New York Jewish Week) — A group of Orthodox Jews are demanding an apology from Lufthansa airlines after they were expelled from a flight from New York to Budapest last Tuesday. The travelers say all of the identifiably Orthodox Jews were prevented...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    April 29, 2022

Pro-Palestinian protesters call to 'globalize the intifada'

(New York Jewish Week) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Consulate General of Israel in Manhattan on Wednesday in what was billed as an emergency rally to support Palestinian...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    March 25, 2022

Slain Broadway vocal coach and 'honorary Jew' is mourned

(New York Jewish Week) - The 87-year-old Broadway vocal coach who died Tuesday after being pushed to the ground by an unknown assailant over the weekend in Manhattan was mourned by cantorial students...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    March 25, 2022

At Manhattan's only Russian dual-language school, Jewish parents stand in solidarity with Ukraine

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Jewish parents at P.S. 145, the only public school in Manhattan with a Russian dual-language program, are speaking out against the war in Ukraine.   PTA co-president Sasha Stashwick said that it was important the...

 

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