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A worker at the Lubavitch Matzah Bakery in Crown Heights wraps a bundle of shmurah matzos. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Chaim Landa, Chabad Lubavitch, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Making Matzo in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of Passover, Brooklyn Daily Eagle looks at two kinds of matzo being produced in the borough, one made in Orthodox Jewish-run bakeries and the other by a company taking a “culturally-based” approach.

This “resident certificate” allowed Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi persecution to settle in Shanghai. (Photo from the Amud Aish Memorial Museum via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Jewish Refugees in Shanghai’ on View

Brooklyn, History, Jewish April 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

The Brooklyn Public Library has on exhibit photos and documents of Jewish refugees who fled parts of Europe for Shanghai, with some eventually emigrating to Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Paper.

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First Synagogue Recognized in Lower Manhattan

History, Jewish, Manhattan April 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

A street in Lower Manhattan has been co-named “Mill Street Synagogue/Seixas Way” in honor of the first synagogue in the U.S., founded by a congregation of Spanish and Portuguese origin, reports The Broadsheet.

Obdalys Paulino, resident of Los Sures, Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Measles Outbreak Worries Latinos

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish, Latino April 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Hispanic residents in South Williamsburg react to the outbreak of measles in the area, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal at the Masbia soup kitchen in 2009 (Photo courtesy of Masbia via The Forward)

Boro Park Mourns Death of ‘Last Holocaust-Era Rebbe’

Jewish April 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, a revered figure in the Hasidic community, died at the age of 95, reports The Forward.

Photographer Avi Kaye in Boro Park. (Photo by Eli Wohl via The Forward)

The Orthodox Street Photographer of Boro Park

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish March 11, 2019 at 11:58 am

The Forward profiles a photographer setting out to document everyday Hasidic life in Boro Park.

Women of the Chabad of Bushwick light candles in the window to rededicate the synagogue and bring in the Sabbath. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Bklyner)

In the Face of Hate, a Rededication in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Jewish February 25, 2019 at 11:27 pm

The Chabad of Bushwick held a rededication ceremony at the same window smashed a week earlier in a show of resilience, reports Bklyner.

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.