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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

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

Zoning Commission Taking On Greenwich Synagogue Proposal Tonight

The plan calling for building a synagogue in a residential area of the Cos Cob section of Greenwich will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday evening.

01/29/2013

Rye High School (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Rattles Rye High School

Rye High School’s stately stone facade evokes images of the Ivy League and people usually feel safe and protected in the upscale corner of Westchester County.

01/24/2013

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

Planned Greenwich Synagogue Doesn’t Sit Well With All Residents

Some have complained about the Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s plans for a large new sanctuary, religious school, and social hall. The initial proposal was for a 20,000-square-foot space.

12/10/2012

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Places Of Worship Spring Into Action To Join The Post-Sandy Relief Effort

During times of hardship many people look to places of worship for comfort and support, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy those places have taken action and played a role in the relief effort.

11/14/2012

Crown Heights Arrest Video (credit: YouTube/CHInfoVideo)

Hikind: Violent Crown Heights Arrest Caught On Video ‘Crosses The Line’

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said he wants a full investigation into the violent arrest of a man at a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn.

10/15/2012

Ad from Rabbis For Human Rights

Two Religious Groups Launching Campaigns Against Anti-Jihad Ads

Last month, following a court order, a controversial ad went up on the subway, saying, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

10/08/2012

Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night.

09/17/2012

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein (file / credit: Central Synagogue)

Rosh Hashanah Starts Sundown Sunday; NYC Rabbi Says It’s Time For Reflection

The High Holidays are about taking a cleansing breath and looking within.

09/14/2012

NYPD at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

NYPD Gears Up For Jewish High Holidays

It’s getting to be that time – when the Jewish people celebrate the new year on Rosh Hashanah and observe the day of atonement on Yom Kippur. It is known as the High Holidays.

09/05/2012

This ad that is appearing at 50 Metro-North stations is being called offensive by some in the Jewish community. (credit: CBS 2)

Dueling Posters Over Israel, Palestine Now Dot Metro-North Platforms

A pro-Palestinian ad at one train platform has ignited a battle of sorts. Now both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict are targeting Metro-North train platforms with their side of the story.

08/02/2012

MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

MetLife Stadium Hosts Massive Talmud Celebration

Wednesday night’s crowd at the Meadowlands was expected to be bigger than that of any Giants or Jets game. MetLife Stadium was to host more than 90,000 Jewish faithful.

08/01/2012

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Williamsburg Businesses Enforce Strict Dress Codes

Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn adhere to a strict dress code that makes them easily identifiable. Now some business owners may be trying to force that dress code on everybody who visits their store or restaurant, according to some residents.

07/23/2012

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