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

    Monday | 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The 2 We Lost in the Philadelphia Amtrak Train CrashRead the original story

    May 14, 2015 | Forward

    The Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Philadelphia left a trail of broken bodies and dreams. Among the dead are at least two Jews, both with inspiring stories.

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  9. Why Iris Apfel is a 'Big Sensation'Read the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Forward

    Iris Apfel will tell you that she doesn't like pretty. That may seem like a bold statement from a self-proclaimed geriatric starlet.

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  10. How Ann Weiss Restored Humanity to the Victims of AuschwitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Forward

    In October of 1986, as a delegation of Jews active in community affairs toured a closed Auschwitz-Birkenau, investigative journalist Ann Weiss fell behind the others. "A need for solitude compelled me to linger behind, Weiss said of confronting 30,000 shoes that once belonged to prisoners.

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  11. A Personal History of Sports and Anti-SemitismRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2015 | Forward

    I thought about sports and anti-Semitism after reading about an extraordinarily ugly incident at a recent Dutch soccer game. And I realized that in my 44-year career at The New York Times, covering about 8,000 events, I personally witnessed only two such moments.

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  12. At World's Fair, Israel Looks Back To Its FutureRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | Forward

    The theme of the fair, which opens in Milan in May and runs for six months, is "Feeding the planet, energy for life." Israel will be represented by a 39-by-230-foot living billboard of wheat, rice and corn.

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  13. Naomi Newman's Kol IshaRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | Forward

    Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly photo feature in which we sift 116 years of Forward history to find snapshots of women's lives. In the November 1960 Friday issue of the Forverts, a mere few days before Kennedy was elected President, this striking side profile image of Naomi Newman was published in the festive Theatre Music and Movies section announcing the week's critical performing arts news.

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  14. Daniel Weiss Calls Metropolitan Museum Job Running the 'Yankees' of ArtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Forward

    Visiting the Memorial de Caen museum in Normandy, France, in 1996, Daniel Weiss was captivated by eight photographs showing the public hanging of three partisans in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 26, 1941. The two male victims' identities were known, but the female was anonymous, and Weiss set out to learn who she was.

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  15. POEM: What I RememberRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | Forward

    I am a member of the third generation, a term that is relatively new and refers to the children of the children of survivors. My mother's father, Moshe Nemeth, is a Holocaust survivor, and, growing up, my grandfather was a very important part of my life.

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  16. Manhattan Synagogue Members Sue To Block $13M Building SaleRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | Forward

    Members of a Manhattan synagogue are asking a judge to halt the sale of their building in a deal made without their knowledge. Worshippers at Sages of Israel, which is also a nursing home, claim that the board selling their Lower East Side Orthodox synagogue building for $13 million to a developer is not legitimate and lacks the authority to conduct such a transaction.

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  17. A Manifesto for the Unsung Female ArtistRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Forward

    Recent studies show that only 30% of artists represented by galleries are female. This statistic is troubling, given that women comprise 80% of BFA graduates, and 60% of MFA graduates.

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  18. Israeli Sculptor Stirs Controversy in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Forward

    The reviews are coming in for a new sculpture by Israeli-born, New York-based artist Ohad Meromi - and it hasn't even been built. Meromi won a coveted slot to create "The Sunbather" under the auspices of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, whose Percent for Art program taps the city's construction budget to fund public art projects.

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  19. The Reformation of Morris DicksteinRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Forward

    For more than 40 years, Morris Dickstein has been a dedicated, much-admired professor, scholar and author. He has achieved prominence and a wide audience for his astute essays of cultural criticism.

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  20. The Best 'Deli Man' You've Never Heard OfRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Forward

    Ben's Best Deli's Jay Parker with Erik Greenberg Anjou, director and producer of the film. Photograph courtesy of "Deli Man."

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