Their ship was going down. That much was clear as four U.S. Army chaplains helped hustle fellow soldiers onto lifeboats after a German torpedo struck the USS Dorchester during World War II. Then, the life jackets ran out, and the chaplains ...Read More


A Texas state lawmaker has apologized for reportedly using the phrase "Jew them down" during an official hearing. State Rep. Larry Taylor, a Republican running for state Senate, apparently used the term while chiding the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Thursday ...Read More


A fire broke out in the basement of Cedarhurst kosher supermarket Gourmet Glatt early Thursday morning, causing damage that will most likely keep its doors closed for days, according to the chief of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department. The department received ...Read More


Here's some good news for bagel lovers in Brooklyn. A legendary Kosher bakery that was slated to close has been saved by two Muslim cabbies who bought the business and say they'll keep it Kosher. Coney Island Bialys and Bagels has ...Read More


The owner of a kosher restaurant in Manhattan’s Financial District is blaming Occupy Wall Street for his decision to fire almost a quarter of his staff. “This movement is not serious,” Milk Street Cafe owner Marc Epstein tells “If it ...Read More

Democratic and Jewish organizations are pushing House Speaker John Boehner to return donations from a "Nazi enthusiast" who ran for Congress last year but was defeated in part because of the revelation he wore a German SS uniform while taking ...Read More

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In particular, councilmembers were up in arms over those neon stickers the Sanitation Department affixes to cars that don't get moved on alternate-side parking days. Lest your Hyundai become a vehicular Hester Prynne, the lawmakers want Sanitation to reconsider the ...Read More

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A SYNAGOGUE is seeking permission to erect a spiritual enclosure that would allow Orthodox Jews to move about the area more freely on the Sabbath. The proposed eruv would turn the area contained within into a “private dwelling” in the eyes ...Read More


How did American Jews get so rich? Since arriving in US some 100 years ago, Jews have become richest religious group in American society. They make up only 2% of US population, but 25% of 400 wealthiest Americans. How did it ...Read More