After the four-alarm blaze at the Upper East Side’s Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue, its 6,000 congregants, including me and my family, thought we would be homeless for this year’s High Holidays. We couldn’t have been more wrong.
In a city where everything seems to have a price, cemeteries are absolutely free (well, when you’re visiting). And where else can you get within six feet of so many notable New Yorkers?
Some Jewish New Yorkers look to the “High Holidays” with dread or ambivalence, but a growing number of spiritual leaders here bring their own flavor to the “days of awe.”
A new report details an ethnicity-based NYPD surveillance probe into the city’s Moroccan community. On the sunny side, the probed businesses may receive added business thanks to the leaked documents.
On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.