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NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Postponed Inauguration to Post-Shabbos

While the inauguration has now been canceled due to an uptick of Covid cases, before that, mayor-elect of New York City, Eric Adams had postponed his inauguration to after Shabbos. The ceremony, which traditionally takes place at noon on January 1st, was planned to be moved to the evening so that Adams’ many Orthodox Jewish […]

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Orthodox Jewish Children Targeted in Brooklyn Attack Spree

Police are still on the lookout for three teenagers, believed to be girls, who attacked Jewish children in Brooklyn this week. They slapped a 3-year-old boy across the face in the Clinton Hill neighborhood and then ran away. They then went to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where they approached a pair of Jewish sisters, aged 18 […]

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This is Why Chanukah Reminds Me of My Life’s Purpose

Sunday night, as I lit the first candle of the Menorah, I thought about my personal journey of performing this incredible commandment with pride and joy. My story begins in 1982 in Odessa, Ukraine, which at the time was controlled by the Soviet Union. I was raised in a traditional Soviet family at a time […]

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Drunken Antisemitic Attack in Brooklyn Injures Orthodox Jew

In the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks in Brooklyn, a pair of drunk men kicked and punched an Orthodox Jewish man who was walking by. The intoxicated men were seen being unsteady on their feet before yelling “f**k Jews” and “Jews shouldn’t exist” to the man before they physically attacked him. They punched […]

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Florida is Gaining Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews. Here’s Why.

Between better employment opportunities, inexpensive housing and a school choice program that facilitates ease of yeshiva learning, families are heading south for more than just the Winter. Wimauma, Florida, a somewhat rural area near Tampa Bay, is the last place you would expect to find a Hasidic enclave. But since the Orthodox Jewish exodus from […]

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