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  1. Julius Lester, Beloved Author, Activist And Scholar, Dies At 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forward

    Julius Lester, an African-American singer, scholar and activist whose conversion to Judaism in 1982 came as a shock to those who only remembered his role in a bitter, racially charged school strike in New York's Ocean Hill-Brownsville neighborhood in 1968, has died. An award-winning author of 43 books for adults and children and articles in The New York Times and the Village Voice, he taught Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts.

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  2. 'One Of Us' Could Win An Oscar - But Does It Really Deserve One?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forward

    Heidi Ewing's and Rachel Grant's documentary "One of Us," recently shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film, portrays with compassion and thoroughness the lives and world of three young Hasidic Jews - Ari, Etty and Luzer - who have, at tremendous personal cost, abandoned their insular communities in Brooklyn and Monsey, New York to enter the modern world. The film is a sequel of sorts to Ewing's and Grant's "Jesus Camp," another exposA of fanaticism - and sympathetically paints a picture of risk and courage in the OTD world .

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  3. Chabad Rabbi From Brooklyn Probed Over Molestation Accusations - By Dutch JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 8 | Forward

    The umbrella group of Dutch Jewish communities began a probe of the actions of a local Chabad rabbi who is accused of molesting children in the United States. The Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, or NIK, on Wednesday announced the initiation of the probe of Rabbi Mendel Levine, a man in his 30s from Brooklyn, New York who began serving the community of the eastern city of Nijmegen in 2009.

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  4. I Am Living Under Apartheid In HebronRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 | Forward

    I have no rights to general assembly, no rights to free speech, to due process or to freedom of movement. I get 10% of the water illegal settlers living next to me get.

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  5. Your Complete Guide To Fire Safety On ShabbatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 5 | Forward

    It is important to understand the laws of putting out fire on Shabbat. There are lengthy discussions in the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Halachaic literature, which I have thoroughly analyzed below.

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  6. Seeking Connection In A Strange Land, Young Russian Immigrants Find OpioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 1 | Forward

    The words "opioid crisis" tend to evoke images of addiction, overdose and death in Appalachia. But rural whites are not the epidemic's only victims; urban people of color are suffering, as are members of New York City's community of roughly 300,000 Russian-speaking Jews.

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  7. No, Orthodox Ritual Is Not To Blame For Tragic FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 22 | Forward

    Today, The Forward's esteemed Editor-at-Large, J.J. Goldberg, penned an opinion piece in response to the tragic fire in a Brooklyn home that killed an Orthodox mother and three of her children early Monday morning. The headline took me aback.

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  8. Hundreds Attend Israel Funeral Of Mom and 3 Children Killed In Brooklyn Hanukkah House FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Forward

    Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral in Israel for a woman and her three children killed in a house fire in Brooklyn. The funeral was held in Holon near Tel Aviv, where the mother, Aliza Azan grew up.

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  9. Why Are So Many Brooklyn Orthodox Jews Dying In Tragic Fires?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Forward

    When seven children of the Sassoon family, ages 5 to 16, died together in an early-morning March 2015 house fire , caused by a faulty Sabbath ritual hotplate, a neighbor, Yosi Azan, wrote in a Hebrew Facebook post that he knew the family. His children and theirs were schoolmates.

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  10. Hero Orthodox Dad Desperately Tries To Save Wife And 3 Kids From Tragic Hanukkah BlazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Forward

    A Hanukkah fire that started with a lit menorah sparked a raging blaze that killed a loving mother and three young children early Monday morning - plunging Brooklyn's Syrian Orthodox community into mourning for the second time in as many years. The victims were identified as Aliza Azan, 39, and her children Moshe, 11, Yitzah, 7, and Henrietta, 3. Flames quickly consumed the family's three-story wood-framd home, trapping the victims on the second floor around 2:30 a.m. Desperate to save his wife and children, Yosef Azan raced into the burning home but was turned back by flames, accordintg to the Daily News.

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  11. Mother And 3 Young Children Killed In Brooklyn Fire Likely Started By A MenorahRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Forward

    A fast-moving fire in Brooklyn that may have been started by a menorah killed three children and their mother, and injured 11 others, JTA reported . The father and two other children are in critical condition.

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  12. What Jews Know About HappinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Forward

    Olga Gilburd is an author, speaker and blogger on the subject of happiness. Her bestselling book Happiness the Jewish Way was selected for a COJECO BluePrint fellowship.

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  13. Hebrew Israelites Vow To Rebuild Brooklyn Synagogue Destroyed In BlazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | Forward

    Standing beneath the charred remains of their synagogue, members of Brooklyn's Hebrew Israelite community mourned the destruction of their historic house of worship. B'nai Adah Kol Beth Israel was gutted by an accidental fire last month and the building now stands vacant and boarded up.

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  14. Chabad Couple Does 'Mitzvah Campaign' Outside Home Of Subway BomberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Forward

    A Chabad rabbi conducts a "mitzvah campaign" outside the home of a man who attempted to bomb the New York subway system. While law enforcement agents were searching the Brooklyn home of Akayed Ullah, the would-be suicide attacker who had detonated a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway on Monday, a Chabad husband and wife took the unusual opportunity to launch a "mitzvah campaign" in the neighborhood.

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  15. New York Subway Bomb Suspect Blamed Attack On Israeli Actions In GazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Forward

    A policeman stands at a closed-off underground walkway near the site of a pipe bomb explosion on December 11, 2017 in New York City. Police said that Akayed Ullah, 27, a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn, set off the pipe bomb, which was attached to his body, in an underground walkway connecting the subway to the Port Authority bus terminal.

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  16. Gift Baskets Offer Multiple MitzvahsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Forward

    Get a triple mitzvah out of your Hanukkah gifting with treat baskets that delight the recipient, support the work of a non-profit and employ special needs individuals. When you purchase through Yachad Gifts , a project of the Orthodox Union, you enhance vocational opportunities for Yachad members.

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  17. Is Rebbe Schneerson The Jewish Messiah? Faith Survives In Chabad.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | Forward

    That was the message at a conference of rabbis from around the world, held the weekend before Thanksgiving in Brooklyn. The keynote speaker said he believed, at his "inner core," that the late leader of the far-reaching Chabad-Lubavitch movement would soon return to prepare the world for redemption.

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  18. The Secret Jewish History Of The RockettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Forward

    Is there anything more goyish than the Rockettes, the "precision-dance" troupe best known for its starring role in the annual "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall? As it turns out, the entire creative team behind the annual Radio City holiday event, which began in 1932, were Jewish men brought together by Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel, who helped create the music hall after a successful career managing great Manhattan movie palaces, such as the one that bore his name. These theaters also featured live entertainment, including a dance troupe called the "Roxyettes," whose name would change when their home base moved from the Roxy to Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center.

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  19. Brooklyn BBQ King Set To Conquer NY-Style DeliRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Forward

    A brisket sandwich from Brooklyn's Hometown BBQ may be a harbinger of things to come at Billy Durney's new deli. "I'm a kid from Brooklyn.

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  20. Uber Driver Killed With Hockey Stick Just Weeks Before His Jewish Granddaughter's Naming CeremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Forward

    An Uber driver was reportedly killed when a man struck him with a hockey stick - just a month before he was planning to attend his granddaughter's Jewish baby-naming ceremony. Randolph Tolk, 68, of Brooklyn, died after being beaten by Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan, after Kosugi hit the passenger side of his car with a hockey stick at the corner of W. 20th Street and West Street, near the Chelsea Piers complex.

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