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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

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

Judge Rules NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot Case Can Move Forward

A judge has declined to throw out an unusual state-level terror case against Ahmed Ferhani who is charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City.

06/25/2012

Farmers Market in Crown Heights - Brooklyn, NY (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Farmers Market Brings Communities Together In Crown Heights

With the bleak central Brooklyn cityscape as a backdrop, you might be surprised what a little color is capable of.

06/18/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Forming Task Force After Facing Criticism Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.

05/23/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man in Brooklyn (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Brooklyn DA Gives Special Treatment To Ultra-Orthodox Defendants In Sex Abuse Cases

The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.

05/11/2012

Woodbury Jewish Center - Woodbury, NY (file / credit: Woodbury Jewish Center)

Woodbury Jewish Center Wants Caterer Accused Of Violating Kashrut Evicted

Morrell Caterers, the Long Island company accused of violating Jewish law by preparing Kosher and non-Kosher food in the same kitchen, is now being given the boot by one of the synagogues it served.

05/02/2012

Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie: No Time Wasted In Israel; Arab Group: Trip Was ‘One-Sided’

The first-term Republican says his first foreign trip was designed to tout business and trade opportunities in New Jersey for Israelis. It also helped him get a better grasp of the unique security challenges facing the volatile region

04/12/2012

ADL regional director Gary Jones, homeowner Barbara Cadrenel, St. Sen. Martin Looney, and St. Sen. Bob Duff at ADL's office - Hamden, CT - Apr 10, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Condo Association In Connecticut Reverses Ban On Religious Objects On Doors

The California Condominium Association of Stratford calls the dispute a misunderstanding, but condo owner Barbara Cadranel said Tuesday that the order to pull down the mezuzah in the first place has left her feeling violated.

04/10/2012

Kol Dizritch Kosher Food Pantry - Woodmere, NY (file / credit: Jewish Community Center of the Greater Five Towns)

Woodmere Kosher Food Pantry Helps Those In Need Celebrate Passover

On Long Island, being poor doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on celebrating the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt this Passover.

04/06/2012

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NYC’s 7 Best Jewish Delis

New Yorker City residents love to brag about their bagels and marble rye bread. When it comes to kosher goodies, NYC offers serious selection, but here are our picks for the best kosher grocers in New York.

CBS New York–04/06/2012

Rabbi Lawrence Zierler with the dumpster to be used for the bread burn at the Jewish Center of Teaneck - Teaneck, NJ - Apr 5, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Teaneck Synagogue Burning Bread Ahead Of Passover

Passover starts at sundown Friday. For many Jewish people, that means no eating bread for the next eight days.

04/06/2012

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Chief New York Rabbi Joseph Potasnik Talks About Meaning Of Passover

At sundown Friday, Jews across the Tri-State Area will sit down and celebrate the holiday of Passover. The holiday celebrates the Jewish people’s exodus from slavery in Egypt.

04/05/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly delivers his pre-Passover briefing - New York, NY - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Beefs Up Security Around Jewish Sites Ahead Of Passover

The recent deadly attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France has prompted an extra layer of vigilance in New York City ahead of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Passover.

04/04/2012

3GNY members David Wachs and Gayle Steinweis Peck at a happy hour (credit: Julie Cohen / 3GNY)

Stories From Main Street: 3GNY Keeps The Memory Of The Holocaust Alive In NYC

With the Jewish people to once again celebrate their survival with Passover, a New York City group hopes that we will never forget about the Holocaust, so we can say “never again.”

04/02/2012

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