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Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

Culture, In the News, Jewish, South Asian, Video April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

An Indian-born artist has created a beautiful collection of collages to represent the lives of some of the 5,000 Jews who remain in Mumbai, the blog The Arty Semite reports.

Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Photo via Jewish Daily Forward video

The Breadcrumb ‘Exorcism’ of Passover

In the News, Jewish, Traditions, Video April 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

A video from The Jewish Daily Forward speaks to the breadcrumb, whose days are numbered in the weeks leading up to Passover.

Gala at the Los Angeles Theatre from the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Photo by Extra Medium, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Charity Galas Hit Nearly $100M

Jewish April 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The organizations spend $95 million per year on fundraising galas, reports The Jewish Daily Forward, but for the largest groups, that amount is a small percentage of their yearly expenses.

A horse carriage in Central Park (Photo by Victoria Pickering, Creative Commons license)

An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

In the News, Jewish, Labor, Manhattan April 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The Jewish Week profiles an Israeli carriage driver – called “the rabbi of Central Park” by some – who is “heartbroken” over accusations of mistreatment against the horses.

(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.

(Photo via News India Times)

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.