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Astoria Characters: The Rabbi and His Wife

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Sunday morning, and the Chabad of Long Island City is at rest. The same cannot be said of the Rabbi Zev Wineberg and his wife, Rivka, who are busy planning for the coming week.

Atheist Billboard Resurrected In Greenpoint

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

An atheist billboard rejected by the heavily Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been resurrected in Greenpoint. The sign, made by the A...

The Butchering of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.13.2011 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Not only is Levi Aron not part of the religious Jewish family, he is not part of the human family. He is a beast of the field, a cold-blooded predator, devoid of any spark of G-d or hint of humanity. He is a man without a soul, a spiritless hominid.

Racy Vodka Ads Pulled From Buses

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

You can't blame Georgi for trying to reach their target demographic. But evidently the MTA can. MTA officials recently decided to remove Georgi Vodka...

Why Orthodox Youth Are Leaving the Fold

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For the branch of Judaism that has long advocated - and rightly so - that education is the key to observance, it is simply unacceptable to see so many youth lost.