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America's Oldest Matzo Factory Is Leaving New York's 'Jewish Plymouth Rock'

The Associated Press | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been ...

Report: Big Challah Bakery Was Overrun With Vermin

Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

A major supplier of challah bread based in Long Island has reportedly been plagued by failed health inspections due to vermin. Five Towns Patch rep...

Shame on You, Bravo -- A Note to Princesses: Long Island Viewers

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Lindsey Orlofsky

As a Jewish woman from New York, I could not be more appalled with the Bravo network's decision to air this train wreck of a show, and the cast members' decisions to fuel this stereotypical fire.

A Good Life Without God

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Richard Abrons

Big topic. All encompassing. From Ra to Zeus to Moses to Jesus to Muhammad to Buddah. From Cotton Mather to Rush Limbaugh. From the Crusades to Shiites and Sunnis. Well, leave me out.

Orthodox Jewish Revival Opens Niche For Yiddish News

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor Jan 30 (Reuters) - The rapid revival of strict Orthodox Jewish communities that has shifted New York ...

A Promised Land

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

Sipping chai among a sea of baby strollers and Times readers at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on a Sunday morning in spring, Avishai Mekonen is your proto...

The Five And A Half Tribes of the Jews

Scott A. Shay | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Scott A. Shay

Jews have long practiced unity through diversity. Despite the current divisions of American Jewry, there is no doubt that Jews maintain the ability to act in unity when there is a compelling need.

1 in 4 New York Jewish Households Identify as Non-White or Sephardic

Diane Tobin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion
Diane Tobin

After more than a decade working to promote recognition of Jewish racial and ethnic diversity, the numbers come as no surprise to us at Be'chol Lashon.

City Proposes Waivers For Controversial Circumcision Ritual

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

In light of the shocking report linking newborn babies with herpes infections in the weeks after undergoing Metzitzah B'peh circumcisions, the city's ...

WATCH: First National Hamantaschen Eating Contest

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

Takeru Kobayashi may be able to boast scarfing down a record 69 hot dogs, but can he tackle the world of hamantaschen? In celebration of Purim, f...

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Yom Kippur Puts Damper On Last Day Of Campaigning | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Because of a quirk in the calendar, Monday is both the last day of campaigning before the Democratic runoff election and the holiest day on the year f...

Gary Moscowitz, Rabbis Teach Temple Self-Defense Classes

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Call them the "God Squad." The New York Post reports that a group of "badass rabbis" is teaching a synagogue self-defense course to terrorist-wary te...

Diaspora Jews More Critical Of Israel Than Ever

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is something very strange and more than a little frustrating for a reporter used to being on the frontlines to experience a war in Israel from a...