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Posts Tagged: brooklyn

December 16, 2016 4:28 pm
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Ex-World Champion Boxer Rabbi Yuri Foreman Will Seek to Regain Title in Miami Bout Next Month

Former world champion boxer and ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman will seek to regain the junior middleweight title by taking on Erislandy Lara in a...

March 22, 2016 8:41 am
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The New York Times’ Obsession With Female Jewish Modesty

Is the New York Times obsessed with tznius -- Jewish modesty? It sure looks like it. How else to explain the paper’s decision to devote column...

December 29, 2015 8:32 pm
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NYPD Searching for Assailants Caught on Camera Beating, Robbing Brooklyn Jew (VIDEO)

New York City police are searching for two suspects in the brutal assault and robbery of a Brooklyn Jewish man, the New York Daily News reported on...

December 6, 2015 7:36 pm
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Rabbi Yuri Foreman Pulls Unanimous Eight-Round Decision Win After Two-Year Hiatus

Former WBA middleweight champion and Brooklynite Yuri Foreman, a recently ordained Orthodox Jewish rabbi, pulled a unanimous eight-round decision comeback win against Washington DC's Lenwood Dozier this weekend. Judges...

November 4, 2015 12:11 pm
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Brooklyn Jewish Man Attacked by Assailant Yelling ‘I am Tired of the Jews’

Another Jewish man was assaulted while being subject to antisemitic insults on Wednesday morning in Crown Heights, Brooklyn just hours after an off-duty volunteer for the Hatzalah EMS service was...

August 27, 2015 7:51 pm
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New York Assemblyman Vows to Send Rep Nadler a ‘Teddy Bear’ After Complaints of Verbal Abuse Over Iran Deal

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind chided New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler's response to some of the criticism the Democratic lawmaker has received since coming out in favor of the...

August 7, 2015 7:44 am
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Crown Heights Synagogues Mobilize in Grassroots Campaign to Swing Rep Clarke Against Iran Deal

Grassroots Jewish activists in Brooklyn have launched an extensive campaign to pressure local Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) to come out in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal,...

May 11, 2015 2:22 pm
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Borough Park Jews Blamed for Failure of Anti-Israel Park Slope Coop Boycott

Activists in favor of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Coop lamented in an article the strong showing of Borough Park residents among...

March 10, 2015 4:56 pm
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Expert Urges Synagogues to Reassess Security Following Surveillance Scare

A leading security expert has strongly urged all synagogues to invest in security training following reports of suspicious activity at Brooklyn synagogues. "Synagogues and other Jewish...

June 12, 2014 7:08 pm
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EXCLUSIVE: 800 Rabbis of Rabbinical Alliance of America Issue Ruling Against BDS, Cite Talmud, Maimonides

The Rabbinical Alliance of America, Igud Harabanim, in a ruling citing sections of the Talmud, ruled that the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel...

May 5, 2014 1:20 pm
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ADL Praises Arrest of Former NYPD Cop for Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Brooklyn

The Anti-Defamation League on Sunday praised the New York City Police Department for arresting a former officer for anti-Semitic hate crimes. Former NYPD officer Michael Setiawan,...

March 20, 2014 12:44 am
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Israeli Flag Burned in Williamsburg, New York on Purim (VIDEO)

Satmar Chasidic Jews burned an Israeli flag in a street demonstration in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during the Jewish celebration of Purim at the weekend. Footage of the...

November 22, 2013 2:27 pm
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Arrests Made as Jewish Communities Step Up Security Over Violent ‘Knockout Game’

Vigilance paid off Thursday night when four perpetrators of the "Knockout Game" were apprehended in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The twisted Knockout Game consists of gangs seeking...

November 13, 2013 3:26 pm
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Jewish Pugilist Foreman Scores First Round Knockout Win, Continuing Stellar Comeback (VIDEO)

Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman scored a stunning first-round knockout victory Tuesday night at a bout in Hollywood, Florida, continuing a stellar comeback that has seen...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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