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Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Crime, Jewish, Queens February 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Bukharian community leaders joined elected officials in expressing their frustrations in law enforcement’s failure to classify certain incidents as hate crimes, including an attack on a teenager in November, reports The Bukharian Times.

Changes at The Forward

Changes at The Forward

Jewish, Media January 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

The Forward will go all-digital as of the spring, its publisher said. Meanwhile, layoffs were announced at the legendary publication.

(Photo by Daniel Allen via The Forward)

Touring Bukharian Queens

Asian, Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm

The Forward joins a tour of cultural spots and small businesses run by Bukharians, “a community little-known even to other Jews.”

Yiddish singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, who was named an NEA National Heritage Fellow for "major contributions" to "folk and traditional arts." (Photo courtesy of Janina Wurbs, via The New York Jewish Week)

Yiddish Folksong’s Moment

Culture, History, Jewish December 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

One of the largest Yiddish festivals in the country opens on Saturday in New York, reports The New York Jewish Week.

Tree of Life Synagogue (Photo from L'Simcha Congregation website)

‘What It Means to be a Jew in the Age of Trump’

Jewish October 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

The editorial writer for The Forward offers some reflections on what it means to be a Jew in the age of Trump.

Rabbi Choli Mishulovin (right), invites people into a sukkah on Randall’s Island. (Photo by Dan Whateley via The Jewish Week)

A Synagogue Pops Up in the South Bronx

Bronx, Jewish October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Chabad South Bronx, the neighborhood’s first Orthodox congregation in more than a decade, holds services in donated spaces, reports The Jewish Week.

Community Leaders Condemn Attacks on Jewish Men

Community Leaders Condemn Attacks on Jewish Men

Brooklyn, Crime, Jewish October 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Recent assaults against Jewish men in Brooklyn prompted lawmakers to introduce two new hate crime bills in the City Council. The Jewish Week and BK Reader covered the attacks.

Julia Salazar (Photo from Julia Salazar for State Senate website)

What Salazar’s Win Has Revealed

Elections 2018, Jewish, New York September 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

The democratic socialist candidate’s win says a lot about a generational divide in the Jewish community, says an opinion piece in The Forward.

At the co-naming of 85th Rd. as "Ahmadiyya Way." (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

‘Ahmadiyya Way’ Named in Queens

Jewish, Muslim, Queens, South Asian September 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Queens Chronicle covers the co-naming of 85th Road in Queens as “Ahmadiyya Way.”

In Brooklyn (Photo by Bonnie Natko, Creative Commons license)

On Being a Former Black Jew

Black, Jewish, New York, Opinion August 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

In a Forward opinion piece, Black Jews share the experiences that pushed them to consider leaving Judaism or to leave the religion altogether.

Simcha Eichenstein (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

After Hikind: a New Assemblymember in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

State Assembly candidate Simcha Eichenstein, who is expected to succeed longtime incumbent Dov Hikind, speaks to Kings County Politics about the yeshiva education system and confronting stereotypes.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo in front of the new mural in Brower Park in Crown Heights. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Unity at the ‘One Crown Heights’ Festival

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The One Crown Heights Festival marked unity between the Black and Jewish communities, reports Kings County Politics.

Max Rose (Photo by Ben Fractenberg via The Forward)

Can a Purple Heart Recipient Turn SI Red to Blue?

Elections 2018, Jewish, Staten Island August 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Democratic candidate Max Rose speaks to The Forward about how his Jewish faith and Army service led him to run for the only Republican-held Congressional seat in NYC.

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Kings County Politics profiles the two candidates for the 45th Assembly District’s female district leader: incumbent Margarita Kagan and Instagram star Adina Miles.

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

Jewish, Muslim, New York June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released a study documenting bias, harassment, discrimination and acts of hate against Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish and Sikh New Yorkers – and suggested recommendations for getting more victims to report incidents.