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At the 'Defense of the Fatherland' Day. (Photo via 
Russkaya Reklama)

Observing Russia’s ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

History, Jewish, New York, Northern Europe March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans in the Russian community marked Defender of the Fatherland Day in Brighton Beach, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Streit’s is the only matzo company that uses a convection oven to bake their matzo, allowing it to be browned on both sides. (Photo by Jenny Powers via The Forward)

Streit’s Matzo Now Made in Rockland County

Business, Food, Jewish, Metro Area March 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Forward visits Streit’s, the historic Lower East Side matzo bakery now located in Rockland County, as it makes its “Kosher for Passover” matzo.

(Photo via The Jewish Week)

Sanctuary Synagogues Band Together to Say ‘Never Again’

Immigration, Jewish, New York, Social Services March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Two coalitions composed of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits across NYC strive to help refugees and immigrants as part of the sanctuary synagogue movement, reports The Jewish Week.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center) meets with Council member Chaim Deutsch (second from right) of Flatbush and Jewish community leaders at the home of Josh Mehlman (third from left), the chairman of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition. (Photo courtesy of Office of City Councilman Chaim Deutsch via The Forward)

What a New City Council Means for the Jewish Community

Government, Jewish, New York January 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The reshuffling of the New York City Council under new leadership means the loss of influence for some Jewish members. Does this translate to a loss of power for the community as a whole? The Forward takes a look.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Mark Levine (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Speaker Race: Interview with Mark Levine

Jewish, Manhattan, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York Jewish Life interviews Mark Levine, candidate for the City Council speaker position.

(Photo via West Side Rag)

A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

Aviva Braun and her daughter look at images in her exhibition 'The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity' at The Riverdale Y. The exhibit runs throughout November. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Exhibit on Jewish Femininity

Bronx, Jewish, Women November 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity, a new exhibit at The Riverdale Y in the Bronx, features photographs of women and “their individual relationships with their bodies,” writes The Riverdale Press.

Souksavat Soukhaseum (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Future of a Century-Old Flushing Synagogue

History, Jewish, Queens November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

New York Jewish Life describes how the century-old Free Synagogue of Flushing is “experiencing a renaissance.”

A still of Yeger making cotton candy from an anti-Yeger video. Find out more from The Forward. (Photo from WhatsApp via The Forward)

A Social Media ‘War’ in Yiddish Over Boro Park Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Jewish November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The Forward reports on the “underground Yiddish war” involving memes and “diss tracks” taking place on WhatsApp between supporters of City Council candidates Kalman Yeger and Yoni Hikind.

(Image from Forward's 120 Year Gala announcement)

Marking 120 Years of ‘Outstanding Jewish Journalism’

Jewish, Media, New York November 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The Forward is marking its 120th anniversary this month, and a story reviews the venerable publication’s history.

Tablet en Español

Tablet Now Also en Español

Jewish, Media November 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm

The editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine writes about how a conversation at “the only state-wide gathering of the Jews of Maine” eventually led to the publication starting “Tablet en Español.”

An eruv on the Lower East Side, Manhattan (Photo by Ella, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ‘Why the Eruv Matters’

Jewish, Metro Area, Opinion, Queens October 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Commentary in The Bukharian Times describes how the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens can relate to the eruv controversy in Mahwah, New Jersey.