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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ramadan Kareem! Here’s What You Need To Know About The Holy Month

It's that time of year again. Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, is beginning in just a few days (Sunday, May 5 or Monday, May 6 depending on when the new moon is sighted)....

Crown Heights Jewish Women Should Be Able To Vote In CH Jewish Elections-But They...

By Andrea Karshan, a Jewish woman currently living in Crown Heights In Chabad Crown Heights, the Jewish community is holding elections, and women aren’t allowed to vote. Elections are being held in June in Chabad Crown Heights...

Old First Reformed Church Celebrates Easter In Sanctuary After 8 Years of Repairs

PARK SLOPE - Hundreds of people attended Easter service at the Old First Reformed Church on Sunday. It was their first time being back after the sanctuary closed in 2011 for massive repairs. "This morning, we...

Passover and Good Friday Celebrated With Burning of Chametz And Carrying of Crosses

Friday marked the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in Brooklyn participated in special religious rituals to mark the holy days. In the Orthodox...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in, navigating the...

100 Most Jewish Foods – A Conversation With Tablet’s Alana Newhouse

BROOKLYN - The 100 Most Jewish Foods, a book by Tablet’s editor in chief Alana Newhouse, is a perfect gift for this Passover — gorgeous and funny and well written. It is, if you...

No, we didn’t “organize the protest” in Borough Park.

In the aftermath of last week's protest and counter-protest in Borough Park over a council member's comment on Palestine, a prominent community leader there has made a truly bizarre and disturbing allegation. Our reporter, Zainab...

EXCLUSIVE: A Muslim Woman Was Assaulted On Public Street. Not A Hate Crime?

UPDATE: While the NYPD still has not released photos or video of the assailant, it seems it is now being investigated by the Hate Crimes Unit, though the cops won't tell us when that switch...

5 More Yeshivas Allowed Unvaccinated Students Attend Helping Spread Measles

WILLIAMSBURG — The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is naming names. Today it announced five more schools defied its mandate by allowing unvaccinated students to attend school, as the Brooklyn's measles toll climbs...

From A Night Of Broken Glass, To Restored Window And Renewed Faith

BUSHWICK - The Jewish community of the Chabad of Bushwick showed their resilience on the Sabbath Friday night, February 22, by lighting candles in the very window of the synagogue that was smashed by...

Faigy Roth’s Journey To Independence

MIDWOOD — Faigy Roth never felt at home growing up in a conservative ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. She liked wearing her mid-calf-length skirts a bit higher and she was into showing off her neckline and collarbone too....

Ilhan Omar On Being Unapologetically Muslim

SUNSET PARK - America's first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2.  She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and...
Onlookers at the the International Woment's Chabad-Lubavitch Women's Emissary Conference at the New York State Armory)

From Crown Heights To The Congo – 3,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Women Gather To Make The...

WILLIAMSBURG — There are roughly 60 Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues in Brooklyn. A thriving retail corridor along Kingston Avenue hums with shoppers daily, just down the block from the movement's international headquarters. But where do you get those services when...

Why We All Need To Be Educated About Holocaust

MANHATTAN - It was a packed room yesterday on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway when the Committee on Civil and Human Rights unanimously voted for a bill to officially recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day...
Rev. Dr. Samuel Nicolas, Senior Pastor of Evangelical Crusade Christian-Church

Brooklyn Church Breaks Ground On Affordable Senior Housing Project

EAST FLATBUSH - A Brooklyn community broke ground on an affordable housing development Sunday afternoon, a project that's been in the making for more than a decade. The project is the brainchild of the Rev. Dr. Samuel...
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