Post Tagged with: "Orthodox Jewish"

Baruch Herzfeld, founder of Zeno Radio, which allows immigrants to connect to radio stations from their home countries. (Photo by Rachel Bryson-Brockmann/Voices of NY)

‘Entrepreneur’ Links Immigrants to Radio Stations Back Home

Baruch Herzfeld founded ZenoRadio, which allows homesick immigrants to hear news and music from back home.

Generational shifts, moderate voices and intercultural marriages characterize Jewish Americans in the first comprehensive and independent survey of the community. (Photo by asterix611, Creative Commons license)

Forward Dissects Major Report on US Jews

A Pew survey on Jewish Americans has found members of the community turning away from conservative factions as growing numbers step away from the religion and marry outside of the faith. An editorial in The Jewish Daily Forward lays out proposals to sustain the future of the community.

Some of Thompson's Jewish supporters remain undecided about whether to give their vote to de Blasio or Lhota. (Photos by Heather Martino and Jehangir Khattak)

Who Will Win Thompson’s Jewish Backers?

Elections 2013, Politics, Religion September 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Many in the Jewish community had thrown their support behind Bill Thompson in the primaries. Now that the former comptroller has conceded, it doesn’t automatically mean they’re going for Bill de Blasio, finds The Jewish Week.

No clear favorite exists in the Jewish community  when it comes to the Democratic mayoral candidates but the two Bill's are the likely frontrunners.
(Photos by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Factors Point to Lower Jewish Turnout

African American, Demographics, Elections 2013, Politics September 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

With no favored candidates or major issue tying the Jewish community together – while African Americans have signs of both – voter turnout among Jews could fall next Tuesday, reports The Jewish Week.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis)

Orthodox Jews Split on Mayoral Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.

(Photo by Adam Dickter via The Jewish Week)

Kosher Food Pantry Dishes Out Voter Registration Forms

Elections 2013, Food, Politics August 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

A Kosher food pantry is giving out voter registration forms to get their oft-marginalized patrons to vote and another group has started a registration campaign to increase voting among Orthodox Jews, reports The Jewish Week.

(Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Bringing Nobel-Winning Financing to Hasidic Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business August 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hebrew Free Loan Society started off assisting Russian Jews but over a century later, it has set its sights on Hasidic small businesses in Brooklyn, lending out money via a micro-finance program, which has its roots in a Nobel Peace Prize-winning trend, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Candidates for the 48th City Council District, from left to right: Ari Kagan, Theresa Scavo, Chaim Deutsch, Igor Oberman, Natraj Bhushan, David Storobin. (Photos courtetsy of the campaigns via Gotham Gazette).

Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Environment, Politics August 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The debate about how best to prepare for the next major storm that could hit New York City’s shores is dominating the fiercely contested 48th City Council District in southern Brooklyn to replace Councilman Michael Nelson, reports Latima Stephens in Gotham Gazette.

Adding a Jewish Face to the Undocumented

Adding a Jewish Face to the Undocumented

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Voices' Picks July 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Roy Naim has “become the Jewish face of activism for immigration reform,” finds the Jewish Daily Forward, in a profile on the Israeli-born Brooklynite, one of only a relative handful of undocumented Jewish immigrants.

Will voters overcome the past indiscretions of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer? Or, will that even be a factor when it comes time to vote?

Can Voters Forgive and Forget?

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, Religion July 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner will face off with their primary rivals on September 10, which happens to fall during the Ten Days of Repetence, points out The Jewish Week. Will religion, and its propensity for forgiveness, play a role when it comes time to vote?

Hasidic Group Wants Citi Bike in South Williamsburg

Hasidic Group Wants Citi Bike in South Williamsburg

Brooklyn, In the News, Religion, Traditions, Transportation June 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

While Hasidic leaders have fought to keep the bike share program out of South Williamsburg, a group from the community wants those bikes in. Hasidim For Bikes speaks to the Jewish Daily Forward about their push to get the program for “the silent majority of Hasidim.”

Jewish Support Not a Cinch for Weiner

Jewish Support Not a Cinch for Weiner

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics June 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Anthony Weiner jump into the mayoral race makes him the sole Jewish candidate but that doesn’t mean he has the automatic support of his fellow Jewish New Yorkers. The Jewish Daily Forward reports that many community leaders have already extended their support to his rivals.

(Photo from Yeshivat Maharat via Jewish Daily Forward)

Mixed Reaction to Female Orthodox Clergy Graduates

Bronx, In the News, Religion, Traditions May 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The graduation of three women from an Orthodox rabbinic school faces tension from a major Orthodox rabbi organization, which has rejected their ordination citing that it violates tradition, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Flatbush has one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the country. (Photo via The Jewish Press)

Growing Flatbush Orthodox Community Launches Political Group

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, Religion May 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Religious leaders and community activists in Brooklyn have created the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition to address quality of life concerns and increase their clout through voter registration and turnout, The Jewish Press reports.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.