Community

Mrs. Pearl (Ita Perel) Benisch, A”h

Mrs. Pearl Benisch, a”h, an inspiring and sought-after speaker who authored immensely popular books in her later years and inspired a generation, was niftar at the age of 100. Pearl…

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NYPD Chief Meets Jewish Community on Surge of Threats

Police Commissioner James O’Neill assured Jewish community and religious leaders Wednesday night of the NYPD’s commitment to work closely with their federal law enforcement to bring the perpetrators of recent…

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Jewish Children’s Museum Closed After Bomb Threat

The national wave of bomb threats to Jewish institutions hit close to home for New York’s Brooklyn-based Orthodox community as the Jewish Children’s Museum (JCM) in Crown Heights was closed…

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Education Secretary Meets With Agudath Israel Leaders

Agudath Israel of America’s leadership mission to Washington began Wednesday with a  meeting with a long-time friend of the organization, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Secretary DeVos engaged in…

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce HQ

On Tuesday afternoon, amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s Financial District, a group of corporate and governmental VIPs, and Orthodox Jewish community leaders and activists, stood outside 44 Wall…

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Orthodox Group Urges Senate Panel to OK Envoy to Israel

The Orthodox Union is calling on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to quickly confirm David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, at his hearing Thursday morning.…

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Jackson Pulls Back On Dorm Ban

Faced with a strong show of opposition from its Orthodox residents, the Jackson town council delayed voting on an ordinance that would ban the construction of school dormitories. The measure…

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Slow Zone Coming to Boro Park’s 19th Avenue

Responding to a longstanding request by Councilman David Greenfield, the city is installing a slow zone on 19th Avenue between 54th and 58th streets to ease the hazardous conditions for…

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