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Sheldon Silver, former NY Assembly speaker, gets prison furlough

Silver, 77, an Orthodox Jew who for two decades was among the most powerful men in the state, was furloughed under a measure meant to control the spread of coronavirus in prison

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
06/05/2021

Arrivals: ‘What you lose in materialism you gain in spirituality’

VICKY & YITZHAK MAIS FROM NEW YORK TO JERUSALEM, 1973

Delta to increase New York-Israel flights to three per day

This comes after the airline will already be increasing the frequency of its New York-Israel flights from 10 a week to 14 starting June 1.

NY police arrest suspect believed to have vandalized four synagogues

Investigators believe a single culprit was responsible for damaging the synagogues that are in close proximity.

Warrant for Giuliani's phones and computers finds contacts with others

Agents seized more than 10 cell phones and computers from Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office in raids on Wednesday

By REUTERS
01/05/2021
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in Washington at Capitol

NY man threatened lawmakers, called Congress ‘Zionist Occupied Gov't’

In the days after the Capitol riot, Hunt posted threatening social media posts, including a video called “KILL YOUR SENATORS.”

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
29/04/2021
An empty street is seen in Manhattan borough during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in

New York City Council expels Jewish lawmaker who evaded taxes

Chaim Deutsch, a Democrat who represents Sheepshead Bay and other heavily Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, said he would not resign after admitting to evading more than $82,000 in property taxes.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
29/04/2021

California is the US king of Israeli-based unicorns

California the leading US destination for large privately-held Israeli startups. New York ranks second in the US, with 21 Israeli-founded unicorns.

27/04/2021
A MAN plays with a soccer ball in a field at Central Park on spring equinox, in the Manhattan boroug

Windows broken at four synagogues in Bronx Jewish neighborhood

According to security footage reviewed by the Community Security Service, a volunteer synagogue security group, the suspect also vandalized two of the synagogues earlier in the week.

By BEN SALES/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/04/2021
Zabars in Manhattan

Elderly Jewish deli worker back behind the counter after year of COVID

Berk has worked at Zabar's for the past 26 years but was laid off the job for the past year after New York entered a COVID-19 lockdown last March.

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