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  1. How 'Fiddler on the Roof' Shattered My DreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forward

    When "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway in the fall of 1964, I was singing in the chorus in "Ben Franklin In Paris," another Broadway show, which starred Robert Preston. I also performed in the ballroom scene whenever one of the dancers wasn't feeling well, because I was the only singer who could also dance.

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  2. Teen Charged in 'Dirty Jew' Attack on Rabbi in Brooklyn Subway StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Forward

    Police have arrested a 15-year old boy for allegedly participating in an anti-Semitic attack at a Brooklyn subway station. The New York City Police Department suspects that the teenager, who was arrested on Tuesday night, was one of three assailants who beat an Orthodox Jewish man with his own umbrella on Monday afternoon and shouted anti-Semitic epithets, according to the New York Daily News.

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  3. Of Egg Creams, Ed Koch and 49 Other Facts You Didn't Know About Jewish New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | Forward

    2. Congregation Shearith Israel, founded in New York in 1654, was the first synagogue in the colonies. It was the sole purveyor of kosher meat until 1813.

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  4. $20M Hasidic Fraud Suspects Claimed To Be Millionaires and Paupers - at Same TimeRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | Forward

    Fifteen members of a prominent Satmar Hasidic family were charged in a sprawling fraud case in New York on Thursday, accused of lying to obtain $20 million in mortgages while also receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in public benefits. The indictment was accompanied by arrests of 13 members and associates the Rubin family in Williamsburg, Kiryas Joel, and Monsey.

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  5. Jewish Veterans' Stories Spotlighted in New ExhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Forward

    Mementos of Jacob Goldstein slide across the 3-foot-by-4-foot horizontal screen: his photograph, his name, an Operation Urgent Fury headline denoting the 1983 military campaign in Grenada, Goldstein's explanatory text summarizing his role during the invasion. Even more striking than the photograph showing the uniformed rabbi wrapping tefillin on the Grenada beach with his rifle resting atop a mound of sandbags is his recollection of going from Lubavitch disciple in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a U.S. Army officer and chaplain attaining the rank of colonel.

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  6. New York's First Female Crime BossRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Forward

    The press called her a "Queen Among Thieves" and the person who "first put crime in America on a syndicated basis." In 1884, The New York Times named her "the nucleus and center of the whole organization of crime in New York City."

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  7. Jewish Stars Say Goodbye to Oscar de La RentaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Forward

    Who else could bring Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren and Barbara Walters together in the same place, at the same time? Jewish A-listers bid a sad farewell to Oscar de La Renta on Monday. The service, held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City's Upper East Side, saw politicians, actors, fashionistas and socialites, all in their glitzy best to pay tribute to the designer, who died from cancer on Oct. - Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg repped the Jewish fashion world.

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  8. Learning Jewish History on 'Finding Your Roots'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Forward

    Henry Louis Gates' PBS series, "Finding Your Roots," is invariably emotionally powerful. And tonight's episode, which profiles the background of three leading Jewish Americans, is no exception.

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  9. Brooklyn Art Rides the CurrentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Forward

    Oy, the Brooklyn Museum, that large white creature of Eastern Parkway, how it wants to belong and be loved! It's nothing if not willing to change. It changed its name twice between 1997 and 2004.

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  10. 'Disgraced' Asks Uncomfortable Questions About IslamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Forward

    There are moments when the entire audience gasps at something so surprising or disturbing on stage, it's as though all the air is sucked out of the room. Those gasps, however, are the only sound the audience makes throughout this intellectually and emotionally engaging 90-minute production.

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  11. The Hasidim of Brooklyn Are Ready for Their Close-UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Forward

    The art at the Brooklyn Public Library branch on Grand Army Plaza just got a little more frum and a little more Japanese. Through February, the library is featuring a black and white photo exhibit depicting the life and rituals of Crown Heights' Chabad Lubavitch hasidim.

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  12. Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs Honored at Military BallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Forward

    Joking about his height at the podium at the October 13 U.S. Air Force, Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club's 18th Annual Military Ball, U.S. Army Col. Jack Jacobs - the only living Jewish recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor - cautioned the bemedaled and gowned military assemblage at The Pierre not "to take potshots" about "my standing on a box."

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  13. Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Forward

    As a teenager, Joey Diangello, a self-described survivor of child sex abuse, left the insular Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, where he'd grown up and plunged into the world of heavy metal music. There, Diangello, who wore mascara and heavy metal T-shirts and sported long, black hair, found some measure of comfort in the music of such bands as Metallica.

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  14. How Jay Black Got Kicked Out of YeshivaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Forward

    Jay Black isn't feeling well. Descriptions of his aches and pains are pretty much the first thing out of his mouth, even before he asks why I'm about to interview him.

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  15. Waiting on Tables, and for a BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Forward

    The tiny Triad nightclub in the Upper West Side of Manhattan was filled by a crowd sufficiently large to give a fire marshal palpitations. That was probably due to the fact that the night's attraction, Brad Zimmerman, grew up across the Hudson, just a hop, skip and $14 George Washington Bridge toll away.

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  16. Behold, Schnitzi the Schnitzel TruckRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | Forward

    When I was growing up, reheated frozen turkey schnitzel was a default dinner. The timing was carefully calibrated.

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  17. At 'Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn,' No Politics, Just JoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Forward

    In the Grand Army Plaza, at the entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the circle dance threatened to close me in. I had avoided it for some time, but the energy was contagious.

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  18. Buffalo's Oldest Synagogue Razed Despite ProtestRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2014 | Forward

    The oldest synagogue in Buffalo was demolished despite the efforts of two demonstrators, who chained themselves to a pillar in the building. The Jefferson Avenue shul was demolished on Saturday after the demonstrators, identified as David Torke said he and Rabbi Drorah Setel, were peacefully removed from the building and detained by police, the Buffalo News reported.

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  19. Meet Maccabi Tel Aviv Star Sylven LandesbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Forward

    It is an exciting time to be part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. In May, the team shocked the basketball world by winning the 2014 Euroleague Championship .

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  20. Nobel Prize's Jewish WingmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Forward

    When troops led by the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia in August 1968, Lynn Nadel was a year into his postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Physiology in Prague. The 25-year-old neuroscientist from Queens, New York, was advised to leave the country.

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