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Torah scribe Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov writes a paragraph of a Torah as part of the exhibition 'The Creation of the World' on July 10, 2014 at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. (Photo credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

First New Synagogue In More Than A Century Opens In Hoboken, N.J.

Rabbi Schapiro said he’s seen a lot of development in the area.

09/16/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police Investigate UES Attack On Jewish Couple As Possible Hate Crime

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating an alleged attack on a Jewish couple on the Upper East Side.

08/26/2014

Research into his family history has revealed that Cardinal John O'Connor's mother was born Jewish (Credit: CBS 2)

New Research Shows Cardinal John O’Connor’s Mother Was Born Jewish

He may have died 14 years ago, but that has not kept Cardinal John O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York, out of the news.

05/05/2014

photo credit: www.saintpatrickscathedral.org

John Cardinal O’Connor’s Mother Born Jewish, Converted To Catholicism

The mother of all secrets has been revealed about John Cardinal O’Connor. His mother was born Jewish.

05/04/2014

Surveillance photo of an attack on a Jewish boy in Williamsburg (Credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Families In Williamsburg Fearful After 2 Separate Attacks On Young Boys

Two attacks within days of each other have Jewish parents in Williamsburg worried about the safety of their children.

05/01/2014

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

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