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Protestors outside the 92nd Street Y’s gala May 15. (Photo via New York Jewish Week)

Protesting Over ‘Kosher Style’

Food, Jewish, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Jewish Week reports on a controversy over the food served at the 92nd Street Y’s gala on May 15.

Popular dishes at Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse, one of the popular new eateries popping up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn - an area quickly becoming an artisanal foodies destination. (Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse via The Jewish Week)

Fine Kosher Dining Scene Emerges in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish May 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

The Jewish Week takes a look at how Crown Heights has turned into a destination for artisanal kosher dining.

The cast of Old New Year (Photo by Marina Levitskaya via Tablet)

‘Lost & Found’ Stages Russian-Jewish-American Stories

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan May 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The Lost & Found Project stages theatrical shows based on the stories of Russian-Jewish-Americans. Tablet takes a look at its latest play, “Old New Year,” which runs through May 13.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Imam Ahmed Dewidar of the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan addressing attendees at the "Passover in a Mosque" seder on April 6. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Passover Seder, in a Mosque

Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths came together for the second annual “Passover in a Mosque” at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan.

Siona Benjamin (left) and a painting included in her new show. (Photo courtesy of Siona Benjamin via The Jewish Week)

Indian-Jewish Artist Goes ‘Beyond Borders’

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan, South Asian March 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Siona Benjamin tells The Jewish Week she aims to “blur the boundaries between cultures” in her exhibition at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, which features a series on refugees and reflects her multicultural background.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.

Officers stand by a giant dreidel after the Jewish Children’s Museum received a bomb threat. (Photo by Daniella Cheslow via The Forward)

A Bomb Threat to Jewish Children’s Museum, and the Aftermath

Brooklyn, Crime, Culture, Jewish March 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The Jewish Week speaks to community members about the bomb threat sent to the Jewish Children’s Museum and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. Meanwhile, The Forward looks at how the acts have affected children.

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York March 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Two rabbis talk about their action to oppose President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Muslim Americans pray outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport on Feb. 3. (Photos by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Jummah at JFK

Featured Posts, Immigration, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Festival of Faiths meeting in May 2016. (Photo by Festival of Faiths, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Jewish Women Must Stand with Linda Sarsour

Immigration, Jewish, Muslim, Opinion, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward argues for intersectional values, and support of activist Linda Sarsour, in the fight against xenophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Boro Park (Photo by Robert S, Creative Commons license)

Grocery Stores and Newspapers at Odds in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media January 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

A dispute between grocery stores and Orthodox Jewish publications in Boro Park has publishers turning to alternative means of distribution in a community where newspapers are flourishing. The Forward takes a look at the conflict.

Seeking Yiddish Speakers for Ellis Island Project

Seeking Yiddish Speakers for Ellis Island Project

History, Immigration, Jewish January 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

A project of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration seeks to preserve, transcribe and translate more than 8,000 sound recordings related to the immigrant experience, including many in Yiddish, The Forward reports.

A postcard of Essex and Hester streets on the Lower East Side. (Image courtesy of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation)

The ‘Jewish Ghetto’ Through Postcards

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan January 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.