NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest OverseasSuspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.
Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope's Vatican InvitationPope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.
Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle EastThe pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of PassoverPassover 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.
Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein's PoliceThousands of Jewish artifacts found in Iraq a decade ago have been restored and are now on public display -- but not for long.
Council Member-Elect's Comments On 'Knockout Game' Draw IreBrooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.
Brooklyn Rabbi: Gang Of Teens Playing Disturbing Game Of 'Knock Out The Jew'The NYPD is looking into a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. At least one attack was caught on surveillance tape. Some of the assaults may be part of a disturbing game.
Jews Mark First Night Of PassoverPassover is an eight-day festival where Jews mark the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt.
NYC Attorney Asks Judge To Ban Jews From Accused Terrorist's JuryInside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn, representing an accused terrorist, told the judge, "I'm not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case."
Mazel Tov! Yiddish Making A Comeback On College CampusesThe language came close to dying out after the Holocaust as millions of Yiddish speakers either perished in Nazi concentration camps or fled to other countries where their native tongue was not welcome.
Jews Across Tri-State Mark The Beginning Of ChanukahThe festival of lights began at sundown, and is observed for eight nights. It commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd Century.
Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In AmericaAbe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says the amount of anti-Semitism is rising in America. A new survey by the ADL shows 40 million Americans are infected with serious anti-Semitism.