New Jersey

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
Two religious men outside the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, New York.
Fire causes significant damage at University of Delaware’s Chabad center

It took 45 firefighters, including from neighboring fire companies, some 40 minutes to bring the fire under control, the Newark Post reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/08/2020
Trump visits hospitalized younger brother in New York

ABC News described Robert Trump's condition as "very ill," citing unidentified sources. The nature of the illness was not known.

By REUTERS
15/08/2020
Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y
NJ man pleads guilty to threatening Orthodox Jews in March

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to threatening the Jewish community of Lakewood over violations of the state’s lockdown rules that took place there in March.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
12/08/2020
'New Jersey Jewish News' to cease publication after 74 years

"This week’s issue marks the final print publication," the NJJN wrote. It had a readership of more than 16,000 subscribers.

Police rescue driver in flood‏
Woman survives horrific trip through a drainage system during a flood

The story began on Monday afternoon, as Nathalia Bruno, 24, was driving through the city of Passaic in New Jersey, which was experiencing a powerful storm across the northern area of the state.

Undercover cop posing as haredi Jew caught using cellphone on Shabbat

There were other issues with their costumes, as pointed out by various social media users, including two of them wearing unfitting hats and one was wearing a kippah.

Services to resume in NJ county which was first to end communal prayer

Tightly constrained Jewish prayer services are likely to resume in early June in Bergen County, the New Jersey county where rabbis were first to shut down all Jewish communal life.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
25/05/2020
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