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New Yorkers leave for Florida for more freedom, fewer taxes - opinion

It’s not just the coronavirus that is decimating the Northeast.

By SHMUELY BOTEACH
25/01/2021

NJ houses of worship restrictions ordered to be examined by Supreme Court

The order comes just weeks after the court blocked restrictions by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on religious gatherings in the state’s red zones.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
16/12/2020
An inflatable pig with a Star of David painted on it was displayed during a Roger Waters performance

Dead pig found outside rabbi’s door in heavily Orthodox New Jersey town

The New York-New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League linked the incident to previous acts of antisemitism in Ocean County, which includes Lakewood.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/12/2020

New Jersey, Arizona legalize recreational marijuana

Oregon also legalized the use of magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

By REUTERS
04/11/2020
Sheba Medical Center campus

Sheba partners with New Jersey's Holy Name Medical Center for innovation

Holy Name is the first hospital in the US to use placenta cell therapy and first worldwide to use Regeneron's anti-spike antibodies.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Septembe

New Jersey begins contact tracing on attendees of Trump fundraiser

The state is now "assessing the level of contact they had with the president, and his staff and providing public health," according to department spokeswoman Dawn Thomas.

Trump attended events despite knowing Hope Hicks had COVID-19 - report

"Praying for the health of the many people that the President and his staff carelessly and in some cases knowingly exposed to a deadly virus," tweeted former President Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau.

Benny Leonard

Story of Jewish boxer recruited by FBI to fight Nazis to become a movie

It may sound like fantasy, but Barry’s new novel tells the true story of American Jewish boxers in the years leading up to World War II, who played an active role in fighting Nazism in the US.

NJ town settles federal lawsuit to allow Chabad to expand building

If a federal judge approves the agreement, the town of Woodcliff Lake will allow the Valley Chabad to expand its building on its property and pay $1.5 million in damages to resolve a second lawsuit.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/09/2020

The Israeli roots of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run'

Israeli studio engineer recalls being in the trenches with the Boss when he recorded his rock & roll masterpiece ‘Born to Run,’ released 45 years ago

03/09/2020
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