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  1. Ashkenazi Cooking Classes With a ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Forward

    Author and foodie Suzanne Parker, who splits her time between Queens and Woodstock, New York, is offering Cooking Classes with a View at her upstate home. Lessons focus on Ashkenazi staples like potato knishes and cheese blintzes.


  2. Masbia Soup Kitchen to Serve Meals for the Hungry on Hollywood ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Forward

    What do Brooklyn's poorest residents have in common with the guests at Bella and Edward's wedding in the popular vampire movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1? Masbia Soup Kitchen Network , a project to alleviate hunger among New York's poor, has been seeking donations of money and kitchen equipment as it prepares to open at a new location in the heavily Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood of Boro Park. Enter: Tammy Carmona, a party planner and creative whirlwind, who owns a Brooklyn-based tabletop company called Carmona New York .


  3. Paul Simon Says He's Nearing End of CareerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Forward

    Paul Simon is still touring at the age of 74, but he might soon hang up his guitar for good. In an interview with The New York Times published Tuesday, the Grammy-winning Jewish singer-songwriter said he might be "coming towards the end" of his nearly six-decade career.


  4. Orthodox Rabbinic Student Rocks 'American Ninja Warrior'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Forward

    On Monday night's episode of "American Ninja Warrior," Orthodox rabbinical student Akiva Neuman competed with his yarmulke, tzizit and a T-shirt that showed a muscular rabbi lifting a Torah over his head. "Usually 'rabbi' goes along with 'pot belly,' so I'm gonna try and change that," Neuman, a resident of the Queens borough of New York City who is in rabbinical school at Yeshiva University, told NBC's cameras.


  5. Meet the Iranian Jew Who's Running for Congress - Despite the Donald Trump TrollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Forward

    Anna Kaplan is a Jewish Iranian refugee who has been living in America for almost four decades. She's a councilwoman in Long Island, New York and on June 28 will run against five other candidates in the Democratic primary to determine who will face Jack Martins, the Republican candidates, this fall, when voters decide who will represent New York's third congressional district.


  6. Remembering the Simple Life in Eastern EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Forward

    This past March, three weeks before she passed away, my bubbe, Charlotte Friend, celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday. On that day, as on every other birthday she'd had over the last twenty or so years, she received several phone calls from her Russian friends - women to whom she had taught English as a second language in Forest Hills, Queens.


  7. The Jewish History of an Italian Grocery StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Forward

    One of the most popular and enduring shops in the Bronx's Little Italy is a third-generation family business run by a Jewish immigrant family - not from Italy, but from Austria. Teitel Brothers Imports, opened in 1915, does not sell kosher goods, but rather all kinds of Italian items from salami and balsamic vinegar to olive oil.


  8. The Fate Sholem Aleichem Brought on HimselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Forward

    Sholem Aleichem's funeral was the largest New York City had ever seen. On May 15, 1916, more than 150,000 mourners accompanied the writer's coffin from his home in the Bronx to the Ohab Tzedek synagogue in Harlem, down Fifth Avenue to the Lower East Side, and finally to the Mt.


  9. Orthodox Boxer Yuri Foreman's Secrets of SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | Forward

    I stood in a boxing ring at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn's Dumbo, opposite Yuri Foreman, the onetime World Boxing Association super welterweight world champion. My left leg is forward; my knees are bent in a "boxing stance."


  10. Meet New York's Torah Truck KingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Forward

    I found Rabbi Shulem Korn in Queens as he was assembling one of his famous Torah Trucks. A white pickup was hooked to an ornately decorated trailer, a dramatic scene of Mount Sinai, surrounded by lightening, emblazoned on the side.


  11. Watch How New York Reacts to This Jewish-Muslim Couple ExperimentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Forward

    Karim Metwaly teamed up with Alaaldeen Shehadeh and Moe Zahrieh for a video that has garnered nearly 1.3 million views since being posted last week. Last month, Shehadeh and Zahrieh made a similar video together for their YouTube channel MoeLaddin, just without the women.


  12. Orthodox Drive 4.4% Jump in New York Jewish School EnrollmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Forward

    According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from statistics provided by the New York State Education Department, more than 143,000 students were enrolled in 405 K-12 Jewish schools in the state during the 2014-15 academic year. Not surprisingly, enrollment and growth was highest in counties with the largest haredi Orthodox populations.


  13. Most Magnificent MatzoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Forward

    Only the most beautiful matzo in the world could have compelled me to stop greeting my Passover guests and instead go grab my camera and set up a photo shoot, just as friends and family were arriving for our Seder Friday night. But when Chelsea Miller - dear friend, former babysitter for our boys and current knife-maker extraordinaire - walked in cradling a huge bag containing three handmade, nested bowl-shaped matzos - the most beautiful matzo I had ever seen - everything else had to stop.


  14. Welcome to Queens College, Where Jews and Muslims DialogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Forward

    On a recent afternoon in Queens, Secretary of State John Kerry sat with Israeli and Palestinian representatives, chatting amiably. "It's great to see you two side by side," Kerry said to the delegates.


  15. Kosher Soup Kitchen Gets 800 Pounds of Carrots From Muslim FarmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Forward

    A Muslim organic farmer from upstate New York made an emergency donation of vegetables to a kosher soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Zaid Kurdieh, who with his wife, Haifa, owns and farms at Norwich Meadows Farm, on Friday delivered 800 pounds of high-end organic carrots to Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens that provides meals to hundreds of hungry New Yorkers each week in Brooklyn and Queens.


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

    Feb 7, 2016 | 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.


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

    Feb 4, 2016 | 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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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