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9/11: Survivor's story awakens feelings

This year in the midst of coronavirus and my personal agony I also lived through the testament of a 9/11 survivor, which I have read and reread a few times.

By DAVID GEFFEN
10/09/2020
The 9/11 attacks and the resilience of New York

On September 11, 2001, I witnessed the 9/11 terror attacks from a high-rise building in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northern Manhattan.

By JOSEPH SCUTTS
17/09/2020
Ice cream cone (illustrative)
Israeli ice cream chain Anita arrives in New York

Special flavors for the US branch include peanut butter and strawberry jelly, mascarpone ricotta, pretzel and milk chocolate, loaker, watermelon and mint sorbet and crack pie.

A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen driving down 135th a
Man with knife attempts to enter NYC Jewish school bus

Volunteers from the Shomrim came to the scene quickly, while police allegedly took 30 minutes to arrive.

05/09/2020
Citi Field baseball stadium in New York, home field of the New York Mets
Steve Cohen enters talks to buy New York Mets - CNBC

Cohen fended off a bid from a consortium led by Alex Rodriguez and singer-producer Jennifer Lopez.

By REUTERS
29/08/2020
The Lucerne Hotel, New York City
Jewish businessman at center of controversy after hotel used for homeless

"It doesn’t feel safe to walk. I don’t want to expose my kids or have to explain it,” a local resident said.

Democratic Socialists of America logo
Democratic Socialists of America criticized for survey on Israel boycott

The response to the survey has been mixed, with some accusing the DSA of antisemitism and singling-out Israel, while others defended the group as rightfully criticizing Israeli actions.

15/08/2020
Garry Kasparov slams antisemitism of NY socialist group against Israel

Chess great says ‘the far-left meets the far-right when it comes to intolerance, especially antisemitism.’

Antisemitism
Non-Jewish assemblywoman in NY targeted in antisemitic attack

Seawright is a member of the Assembly’s Jewish caucus and her husband is Jewish.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
13/08/2020
 PAINTING by the Polish artist Maurycy Gottlieb c. 1878, titled ‘Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yo
Pandemic reinvigorates push to bar pre-Yom Kippur chicken-swinging ritual in NYC

In recent years, money has replaced the chicken in the rite for many Jewish groups, but the practice continues in some communities, including in Orthodox neighborhoods of Brooklyn. That has angered advocates who say the practice is abusive to animals.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
03/08/2020
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