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A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of Passover

Passover begins at sundown with a special dinner known as a sedar. During Passover, Jews eat matzoh to honor their ancestors who ran in such a hurry that their bread never rose.

04/13/2014

Purim celebration

Masquerade, Community Take Center Stage During Jewish Holiday Of Purim

It was all about masquerade and community this weekend as the lively Jewish holiday of Purim got underway.

03/16/2014

Ari Halberstam

Family Remembers Terror Shooting That Killed Ari Halberstam 20 Years Later

It has now been 20 years since a shooting near the Brooklyn Bridge killed a Jewish teenager, in a case that sparked a conversation on the definition of terrorism.

03/01/2014

Pine Bush Central School District in Orange County is accused of ignoring alleged anti-Semitic bullying. (credit: CBS 2)

State To Investigate Accusations Of Anti-Semitic Bullying In Orange County Hamlet

A federal lawsuit filed by three local families in the Pine Bush community of Orange County claims the school district tolerates the harassment of Jewish students.

11/08/2013

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch (file/credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)/Timothy Cardinal Dolan At Christmas Day Mass (file/credit: CBS 2)

Ed Koch Remembered At St. Patrick’s Mass

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s family and friends attended mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday – a favorite activity of the late Jewish mayor.

06/02/2013

Caduceus (file / credit: clipart.com)

Health Warning: Measles Diagnosed In Rockland County Child

An infant in Spring Valley is recovering from measles and the Rockland County health department wants people to watch for symptoms over the next couple of weeks.

05/29/2013

Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany (file / credit: Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah)

Authorities Rule Parsippany Synagogue Fire An Accident

Parsippany police say the fire started when a sump pump malfunctioned and its electrical cord overheated.

04/12/2013

Ruben Ubiles (credit: NYPD)

Police Question Suspect In Burning Of Jewish Religious Items In Brooklyn

Police continued to question a suspect Wednesday evening in connection with a string of recent mezuzah burnings in Brooklyn.

04/10/2013

Mezuzah Burning Person Of Interest

Person Of Interest Identified In Fires That Destroyed Jewish Religious Items

Police released photos of a person of interest Tuesday night in the burning of a dozen sacred Jewish religious symbols in Brooklyn over two days.

04/09/2013

East Meadow welcome sign (credit: East Meadow Chamber of Commerce)

Residents React To Swastikas In East Meadow

Painful and hurtful are how residents of East Meadow characterize the finding of swastikas drawn on the sidewalk here on Andrea Road and Sherwood Roads.

04/08/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Swastikas Found Drawn On Sidewalk In Nassau County

Police on Sunday were trying to find out who drew two swastikas on the sidewalk in East Meadow, Long Island.

04/07/2013

Duck with Bread (file / credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages)

Passover Bread-Dumping Notice Upsets Some In Brooklyn

Some in the Orthodox Jewish community are upset that a public reminder not to feed the ducks and geese in Prospect Park includes a reference to Passover.

03/22/2013

Ahmed Ferhani stands before a judge during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011. (credit:Louis Lanzano-Pool/Getty Images)

Ahmed Ferhani Sentenced To 10 Years In NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot

His voice breaking with emotion as he thanked his family and friends for their support, Ferhani was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was arrested in May of 2011 after a nine-month investigation.

03/15/2013

Dov Hikind

Assemblyman Dov Hikind Apologizes After Attending His Purim Party In Blackface

Veteran New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) apologized Monday afternoon to anyone who may have been offended by his decision to show up to a Purim party dressed as a basketball player, with blackface makeup and Afro wig.

02/25/2013

Greenwich Reform Synagogue Rabbi Andrew R. Sklarz, MSW (credit: Facebook)

Opponents To Challenge Approval For New Greenwich Synagogue

The Greenwich Planning and Zoning Commission granted approval for a planned new synagogue in a residential area of Cos Cob and opponents plan to challenge the decision in court.

01/30/2013

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