(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Photo by Jiwon Choi

Bringing Jewish and Korean Americans Together

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Queens, Seniors April 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Helping seniors and collaborating to fight poverty were topics discussed at a panel held in Bayside, Queens.

Among the kosher toys found at Wise Buys are Totty Mentchees action figures. (Photo by Kristen Clark via The Forward)

A Hasidic Toy Store Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Jewish March 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

At Wise Buys, which serves an ultra-Orthodox customer base, Barbie and SpongeBob are nowhere in sight. The Jewish Daily Forward profiles its owner, Samuel Lipschitz.

Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello

Do Beards a Biker Make?

Featured Posts, Jewish, Uncategorized, Video, Voices' Picks March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In Williamsburg, cycling advocates try to win over Hasidic Jews to the joys of biking.

Times Square (Photo by Randy Lemoine, Creative Commons license)

How Jews Became ‘White’ on Broadway

Culture, History, Jewish March 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward interviews playwright Warren Hoffman whose book, “The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical,” is a history of race and identity on the musical stage.

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via Queens Latino)

Nily Rozic: a Porteña in Albany

Government, Jewish, Latino March 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nily Rozic, born in Jerusalem of Argentine parents and raised in New York, brings a multicultural perspective to her job representing Queen’s District 25 in the state assembly, reports Queens Latino.

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Speedy Trial and Lower Bail Urged for Indian Youth

Crime, Jewish, Metro Area, South Asian March 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The Indian community based in Edison, N.J., is calling for a speedy trial and reduction of bail amount for Aakash Dalal, who is facing charges of arson attacks on Jewish temples in Bergen County, reports News India Times.

Roman Shmulenson of COJECO (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

COJECO: Bringing Russian and US Jews Together

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Jewish February 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The nonprofit helps integrate Russian Jews into the U.S. and supports numerous innovative programs, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Ultra-Orthodox leaders have already deterred the use of Facebook. WhatsApp looks like it could be next. (Photo by Tecnomovida Caracas, Creative Commons license)

Ultra-Orthodox Leaders Go After Messaging App

In the News, Jewish, Technology February 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward reports that the increasing popularity of WhatsApp among community members has landed the app on the radar of leaders, who have been discouraging unfettered Internet use.

Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Vincent Lim Show Chen, Creative Commons license)

Heralding the ‘New York’ Super Bowl

African American, Food, Jewish, Labor, Metro Area January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The community and ethnic press writes on Kosher food, Latino vendors, human traffiking and Richard Sherman.

Yuda Schlass makes his $15 sandwiches in his kitchen. (Photo by Helen Chernikoff via The Jewish Week)

Hipster and Hasid in Edible Harmony

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish January 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Yuda Schlass runs the Hassid+Hipster sandwich shop, one of several eateries in Brooklyn that intertwine the two iconic subcultures of the borough, reports The Jewish Week.

Sander’s Bakery on Lee Avenue, the heart of the Williamsburg Hasidic community. Sander’s is one of seven stores whose mandatory dress codes were challenged by the city Human Rights Commission. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City Drops Suit Against Brooklyn’s Hasidic Stores

Brooklyn, Business, Jewish, Religion January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic stores in Brooklyn that posted a dress code for shoppers after a judge ruled in favor of the businesses, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.

(Photo by Yael Ben-Zion, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Intermarrieds: Turning a Lens on ‘Mixed’ Couples

Culture, Jewish, Metro Area January 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Photographer Yael Ben-Zion explores in intimate detail the daily lives of “intermarried” couples, report both Manhattan Times and The Jewish Daily Forward.

The Salute to Israel Parade – now known as the Celebrate Israel Parade – is one avenue for Israelis and American Jews to cross paths as the two communities start warming up to each other. (Photo by The Shifted Librarian, Creative Commons License)

Israeli Immigrants Make Way Into American Jewish Community

Culture, Immigration, In the News, Jewish, Religion January 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Israeli immigrants to the U.S. are increasingly integrating themselves into American Jewish society, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Curtis Sliwa with fellow Guardian Angels Shaggy Wilfred (left) and Manuel Colon. (Photo by Adam Dickter via The Jewish Week)

Guardian Angels Fight ‘Knockout Punch’ Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, Jewish December 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Brooklyn’s Jewish neighborhoods are being patrolled by volunteers of Guardian Angels following a string of “knockout punch” attacks, involving some 10 victims, reports The Jewish Week.