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  1. Orthodox Ping Pong Champ Falls Short After Skipping Olympics Trial on ShabbatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Forward

    An Orthodox Jewish teen from suburban New York City came up short in her bid to make the U.S. Olympics table tennis team and did not compete in the trials on Shabbat. Estee Ackerman, a 14-year-old freshman at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls in Queens, lost matches for two consecutive days at the trials last week in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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  2. How a 96-Year-Old Limerick Master Became a New York Times Top CommenterRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Forward

    In a dim third-floor apartment on East 88th Street in Manhattan, strewn with potted plants, unopened mail and bronze statuettes, 96-year-old Larry Eisenberg writes limericks on the MacBook Air his children bought him and posts them in the comments sections on The New York Times' website. Sometimes he can be politically pointed and sassy, showing off his historical knowledge while taking a liberal stance.

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  3. Hunting the Graveyards for America's Holiest JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Forward

    The burial sites of the world's great Jewish sages have served for centuries as spiritual magnets, drawing pious Jews on far-flung pilgrimages to pray in their presence. Each Rosh Hashanah, the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, the famed 18th century Hasidic master, draws tens of thousands of Hasidim to Uman, Ukraine.

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  4. Gigi Hadid Shares Story of Mom's Struggle With Lyme DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Forward

    As I listened to supermodel Gigi Hadid share her mom Yolanda Foster 's valiant struggle with undiagnosed chronic Lyme Disease--as did Tommy Mattola about the years' long ordeal of his wife singer-actress*Thalia** and Tommy Hilfiger told of daughter Ally 's anguish at the Global Lyme Alliance Inaugural Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street-I realized how lucky I was some twenty years ago when a Bucharest -born doctor in Queens diagnosed what I thought was a recluse spider bite as a tick bite and treated me instantly for Lyme saving me from a horrific what-might-have beena " As 750 glamorous guests from the East Coast, Hamptons, Connecticut and Beverly Hills listened-some teary-eyed- Hilfiger introduced "My courageous daughter Ally, who was misdiagnosed for over fourteen years.

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  5. With Hurricane Joaquin Looming, Should Jews Take Down Their Sukkahs?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Forward

    As Hurricane Joaquin gains steam off the southeastern coast of the United States, the question has begun to circulate online: Are Jews allowed to take down their sukkahs in the case of a storm? The holiday of Sukkot, which began last Sunday, runs through this Sunday evening. Hurricane Joaquin, the first large tropical storm of the hurricane season , could hit east coast shores this weekend - just before the end of the holiday.

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  6. Queens Synagogue Skirted Law by Selling BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Forward

    The New York State Attorney General's office has found that the Bayside Jewish Center did not follow state regulations in selling its building to New York City. The northeastern Queens synagogue was sold last month to New York City's School Construction Authority, to be used as a high school, according to the Queens TimesLedger.

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  7. A Plea for Remembrance - and for ForgettingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | Forward

    Not too long ago, my bubbe and zayde lived in a crowded apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was a place filled with books and Yiddish newspapers strewn over the armchairs .

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  8. 2 Orthodox Jews Shot With BB Gun in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 | Forward

    City Councilman Rory Lancman said that the victims, neither of whom was seriously injured, were shot over the past 10 days in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens, the Queens Chronicle reported Monday. A spokeswoman for Lancman told the paper that the first incident was approximately 10 days ago, but she was not sure of the precise date.

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  9. Could This Be The Future of the Jewish (Meta) Novel?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | Forward

    'This will kill that." As the medieval archdeacon Claude Frollo in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" speaks this prophecy of obsolescence, he points to a printed book and then a cathedral.

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  10. A Graphic Tale of the Bronx's Toughest JewRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Forward

    Julian Voloj came of age in the nation that gave rise to Nazism and forced his grandparents and great-grandparents to flee to South America. Growing up in a small German town near the Dutch border, the son of Colombian-born parents, the 41-year-old says he always felt that his Jewish and personal identity were complicated matters.

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  11. How Poetry, Prison and a Holocaust Book Are Changing Ex-Offenders' LivesRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2015 | Forward

    "Listen closely. Can you hear the heels of the ruby red shoes clicking?" Dennis Francis, a formerly incarcerated inmate turned poet, asked a packed, silent classroom in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.

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  12. New York Urged To Probe Poor Standards at YeshivasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Forward

    Fifty-two people - former yeshiva students, parents of current yeshiva students and former teachers from schools - reportedly signed a letter sent to New York City education officials expressing "deep concern" about "the poor quality and scant amount of secular education" at the 39 schools with which they say they are affiliated. The letter, sent to seven district superintendents in Queens and Brooklyn and New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, allege that the yeshivas are failing to meet New York state law requiring all nonpublic schools to provide an education that is "substantially equivalent" to what is offered in public schools.

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  13. N.Y. Man Charged With Hate Crime in Barclays Assault on Jewish LeaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | Forward

    A New York man charged with assaulting the head of the Brooklyn Jewish Y at a borough arena has been hit with a hate crimes charge. The new charge against Shawn Schraeder, 25, of Queens, on Thursday followed eight months of investigation by a grand jury, CBS New York reported.

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  14. TKTKTK Jewish Food Fest This SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Forward

    We loved the Workmen's Circle Taste of Jewish Culture street fair last summer, and this year's edition looks even richer. Nouveau-Jewish food vendors will descend on New York's Avenue of the America's at 46th Street on June 21 - think cool kids like Baz Bagel , Black Seed Bagels , Oddfellows Ice Cream , Shelsky's of Brooklyn , Dassara Brooklyn Ramen and Gefilteria , along with new flavors from La Newyorkina , owned by Mexican Jew Fany Gerson, and Marani , a Glatt kosher resto in Rego Park, Queens.

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  15. 7 Jews Who Made It Big In PornRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2015 | Forward

    Last week, the news surfaced that "Queen of Porn" Jenna Jameson may be converting to Judaism . Jameson, who has been married twice before, is engaged to Israeli Lior Bitton .

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  16. Should New York City Fund Security Guards for Yeshivas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Forward

    Standing on the steps of City Hall in downtown Manhattan, Letitia James, the New York City public advocate, turned to the private school students arrayed like a backdrop behind her and ended the speech she gave in mid-May with a shout: "We want school safety agents!" The children - Muslim girls with their heads covered, Catholic school students in vests, a few Jewish kids in yarmulkes - cheered back. The rally was part of an increasingly high-pitched effort to ensure the passage of a bill, favored by city religious schools, that would assign a city-funded security guard to each New York City private school.

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  17. The Kosher Cheese Guy and All the DishRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Forward

    This sounds so cheesy, in the best possible way. Kosher artisan cheese maven Brent Delman , aka The Cheese Guy , will host a June 10 pairing event at Maille , the new "specialty Dijon-mustard boutique" on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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  18. What Israel's Chief of Staff Is Worried About - No, It's Not IranRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | Forward

    Two members of Congress from New York, a Democrat and a Republican, are calling on President Obama to provide Israel with massive, 30,000-pound bunker-buster bombs, capable of penetrating Iran's fortified underground nuclear facilities. They also want to send B-52 long-range bombers that can carry the huge devices.

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