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Leading the NYC Jewish community during the pandemic

A conversation with Rabbi Shlomo Farhi and Rabbi Ariel Mizrahi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue

By JOSEPH SCUTTS
22/12/2020

Roosevelt Hotel in New York to shut down due to weak economy

"Due to the current economic impacts, after almost 100 years of welcoming guests to The Grand Dame of New York, The Roosevelt Hotel, is regretfully closing its doors permanently," the hotel said.

By REUTERS
09/10/2020
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Prominent rabbi catches COVID-19, community rushes to help

Rabbi Yehuda (Yudi) Dukes is well-known to thousands of people in the Jewish community around the world.

Fans use hand sanitizer as they enter Staples Center in California amid the coronavirus outbreak

Manhattan hardware store fined for price gouging coronavirus necessities

The store sold $10-bottles of Purell for $80 and a pack of masks valued at under $23 for $60.

08/03/2020
New York Police Department vehicle370

ADL offers reward to find attackers after 3rd antisemitic assault in a day

According to the ADL, three violent incidents happened in the New York area in 24 hours

New York City (Manhattan) from Ganrty Park after Hurricane Sandy

Wall of former historic Lower East Side synagogue collapses, killing 1

The workers were trapped beneath the rubble after the collapse. Stanislaw Supinski, 52, an immigrant from Poland who lived in Queens, was killed.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/10/2019

Provocative ads luring New York Jews to engage with Judaism

“Even if you think kugel is an exercise you do for your vagina… JewBelong,” read an ad which was plastered around Manhattan.

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Graffiti painted on historic Manhattan yeshiva

The graffiti included what looks like a clown face, the word “evil,” and a series of letters and numbers meant to look like a racial slur, police told the local media.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/08/2019
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein (C) appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution char

Three more women sue Epstein's estate over alleged abuse

All of the women describe similar patterns of being brought to Epstein's home to provide massages and then subjected to repeated, unwanted sex acts.

By REUTERS
20/08/2019
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