Post Tagged with: "Israel"

Ephraim Isaac at the Chassida Shmella celebration at Town & Village Synagogue in NYC. (Photo by Luke Tress for Voices of NY)

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in NYC

African, Black, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Voices' Picks November 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

The Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd was celebrated by the group Chassida Shmella at a synagogue on East 14th Street on Nov. 22, a way to bring the small community together and share traditions.

Iran Pact Draws Protests and Counterprotests in Times Sq.

Iran Pact Draws Protests and Counterprotests in Times Sq.

Protests and counterprotests over the U.S.-Iran deal were heard at Times Square on July 22.

Steven Salaita, Katherine Franke and Sarah Aly (l. to r.) listen to a question at an event on the silencing of critics of Israel within academia, at Brooklyn College, on November 20, 2014. (Photo by Matt Surrusco for Voices of NY)

Discussing Free Speech at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Voices' Picks November 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.

(Photos by Martyna Starosta/Yoni Weiss via The Jewish Daily Forward)

NY Protestors: Support and Criticism of Israel

Jewish, Middle Eastern, New York August 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

NY protestors expressed a wide range of opinion on Israel’s policies toward Gaza, and offered both support and criticism of Israel, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews joined a rally on July 24 to protest Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

“Covers,” playing at the ArcLight Theatre, is based on the cast members’ own struggles to "reconcile the different parts of their Jewish life." (Photo via Jewish Week)

New Play Highlights Russian Jews’ Struggles with Identity

Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The struggles of young Jews from the former Soviet Union to “reconcile the different parts of their Jewish life” is the focus of a new play by an experimental project of the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, reports The Jewish Week.

Two Sides Clash in Times Square Over Gaza Conflict

Two Sides Clash in Times Square Over Gaza Conflict

Middle Eastern, Religion, Video November 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel demonstrators traded dueling chants in Times Square Sunday as the conflict in Gaza stirred strong emotions in the streets of New York, reported NYCity News Service.

****: Israeli volunteers Oriya Barkai, Snani Mymon, and Elya Tzur survey damage in Sea Gate, Brooklyn. They expected to find more government help in Sandy-ravaged sections of New York’s waterfront.

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Israeli Army Volunteers Struck by Devastation and Lack of Gov’t Help

Brooklyn, Environment, In the News November 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

A group of 12 Israeli army volunteers, veterans of war zones and relief operations, were shocked at the absence of government assistance they have found in Brooklyn, reports the The Jewish Daily Forward.

Mitt Romney (Photo via Irish Central)

Jewish Leaders Weigh in on Romney’s Mideast Comments

Elections 2012, Politics September 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Romney’s comments that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace” has, according to the Jewish Week, been a “fact of life” for many Israelis. Jewish experts weigh in on whether Romney’s support for a hands-off approach would work.

in a lightweight bout during UFC on FX 4 at Revel Casino on June 22, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Fighting to Promote Peace

Middle Eastern, Sports July 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

A Palestinian-American rising star in the world of mixed martial arts is using his newfound celebrity to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, The Jewish Daily Forward reports. Ramsey Nijem hopes to change popular perceptions about Israel and Palestine.

Young Russian Jews from the Russian American Jewish Experience organization, join the Celebrate Israel parade. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Young Russian Jews Carve Out Their Niche

Culture, Immigration July 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

The Jewish Week explored a cultural shift among Russian-speaking American Jews. “No longer a community of mostly engineers and doctors, no longer segregated in South Brooklyn and Central Queens, no longer immigrants but acculturated, hyphenated Americans, the Russian Jews are a distinct and increasingly powerful community,” writes reporter Steve Lipman.

This green olive tapenade is the product of a co-operative effort by Israelis and Palestinians. (Photo by Leah Koenig)

Voices in Focus: Tapenade, Tamales, Jerk Chicken and Wage Theft

Food, Labor May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We found plenty of food stories from the ethnic and community press this Wednesday: a postscript to the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Israel boycott battle; an award for NYC’s “Queen of Tamales”; a Jamaican jerk destination in upper Manhattan; and a chef apprenticeship gone sour in the Lower East Side.

Chart by Kurt Hoffman/The Jewish Daily Forward

Drop in Israeli Immigration to U.S. Tied to Unemployment Rate

Economy, Immigration April 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

American Jews and Israelis living abroad are moving to Israel in increasing numbers, while the number of Israelis immigrating to America has dropped in recent years. The shift may appear to show the success of Israeli policies that encourage immigration, but experts say it has more to do with the U.S. unemployment rate.

This building at 19 Mott St., owned by Jan Lee, is one of many that were recently taxed to support the Chinatown BID. (Photo by DNAinfo/Julie Shapiro)

Voices in Focus: As Israel Boycott at Co-op Falls, Anti-Boycott Movement Rises

History, Politics March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Two activists who oppose Israel boycotts are profiled in The Jewish Week; Chinatown businesses question their first bill from a new business improvement district; a Harlem historian plans a “Freedom Trail” of abolitionist sites in New York City; and a Bowery newsstand owner gets a temporary reprieve.

Avrohom Mondrowitz (left) is in Israel, while Attorney Michael Lesher (right) seeks documents related to his case.

Child Abuse Case Tests the Freedom of Information Law

Brooklyn, Crime, Politics, Religion February 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A decades-long investigation into allegations of child molesting against an Orthodox rabbi has also ignited a battle over New York’s Freedom of Information laws that may have ripple effects nationwide.