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Pre-Race NYC Marathon Minyan Gives Spiritual Strength to Runners

Before this year’s NYC Marathon began on Staten Island, a large number of Orthodox Jewish runners joined the “Marathon Minyan.” There, participants were able to daven, stretch, enjoy a kosher bite of food and get strength and blessings from each other before the race. This is the 50th anniversary of the 26.2 mile race, and […]

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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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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s New York Yom Tov

Due to his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spent part of the Sukkos holiday in New York City. He was happy to pray at the legendary Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, also known as KJ. The 149-year-old Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper East Side is a favorite […]

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Hitman Dressed as Hasidic Jew Executes Murderer in Queens

Convicted murderer Jermaine Dixon was shot in the head as he was getting into his car in Queens last week, but the black, masked hitman who executed the crime was dressed as a Hasidic Jew. The shooter was decked in a rekel, the traditional black frock coat worn by Hasidic men on Shabbos, and a […]

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