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  1. Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Forward

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime time address at the Democratic convention, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing Bloomberg's adviser Howard Wolfson, the newspaper said that he plans to make the case for Clinton from the "perspective of a business leader and an independent."

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  2. The Jewish Little Leaguer Who Walks on Shabbat - and How His Teammates Pitch InRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Forward

    Jacob Steinmetz delivers the game's final pitch on a heavenly Tuesday night, producing a neatly turned double play to wrap up a 10-0 victory for the Brooklyn Bluestorm team of 12-year-olds. His teammates surround Jacob in congratulations in a scene familiar for the Bluestorm, which finished a perfect 24-0 in the Brooklyn Baseball League season and will be playing this month in the Elite World Series in Orlando, Florida.

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  3. Brooklyn Eruv Feud Spreads to Park Slope - Second Ritual Boundary VandalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Forward

    A nasty feud between Hasidic and Modern Orthodox Jews over eruvs, the ritual boundaries that allow more mobility on the Sabbath, has apparently spread from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights to nearby Park Slope. The Greater Crown Heights eruv has been cut down twice in the two last weeks.

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  4. Punk's Jewish Godfather Alan Vega Dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Forward

    Punk pioneer Alan Vega of Suicide - whose pitch-black, electro-charged minimalism influenced musicians from Bruce Springsteen to U2 to The Arcade Fire - died this weekend at age 78. Born in 1938 as Boruch Alan Bormowitz in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Vega studied fine arts and physics at Brooklyn College. A chance meeting decades later with performer and fellow Brooklyn-born Jew Martin Rev, nA Reverby led to collaborations that married provocative art and brutal music.

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  5. Never-Before-Seen Diane Arbus Photos on View at the MetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Forward

    The new Diane Arbus show, which opened on July 12 at the Met Breuer, feels disorienting, even dizzying, at first, but not because of the content of the photographs or the overwhelming number of them . The second floor has been set up with rows of skinny, floor-to-ceiling panels in a diagonal arrangement, which mimics funhouse mirrors.

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  6. Donald Trump Wins Surprising Jewish Fan Club - Among Russian ImmigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Forward

    At a senior center in South Brooklyn, the old Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet bloc can't wait to vote for Donald Trump. "I like his honesty, that he's against Muslims, that he's against refugees," said Valentina Albert, a former refugee from Moldova whose husband was Jewish.

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  7. Controversial Brooklyn Eruv for Modern Orthodox Vandalized Amid Dispute With ChabadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Forward

    A controversial new eruv designed to serve Modern Orthodox Jews in the traditionally Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights was allegedly vandalized - days after leaders of the Chabad-Lubavitcher group said the ritual barrier was not approved by rabbinic authorities. The wire that is erected around Orthodox areas allowing for otherwise-prohibited activities on the Sabbath was cut and torn down twice in the last week, members of the growing Modern Orthodox community in the neighborhood said.

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  8. After 18-Year Romance, Leaders of California's Aquarian Minyan WedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Forward

    But this wasn't a love-at-first-sight occurrence. Rather, the two were attending a Shabbat service in which participants were split into pairs to look into each others' eyes, an exercise to create intimacy within the group, as well as facilitate seeing God within one another.

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  9. These Frum Filmmakers Are Revolutionizing Orthodox CinemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Forward

    The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies. Virtually nobody owns a TV.

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  10. Meet the Men Reviving the Golden Age of Moviegoing on the Lower East SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Forward

    I've always loved going to the movies. I often go when I feel lonely or inspired.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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 .

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  13. 4 Park Slope Food Co-op Members Suspended for Disrupting Pro=BDS PresentationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Forward

    A popular Brooklyn cooperative grocery store that has been fighting about Israel boycott efforts for eight years reportedly suspended four pro-Israel members for interrupting a meeting more than a year ago. According to the Brooklyn Paper, four Park Slope Food Co-op members have been suspended for a year for interrupting an April 2015 presentation by members who were calling for a boycott of SodaStream, the Israeli seltzer-machine company that at the time had a factory in a West Bank settlement.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Jerrold Nadler Scores Landslide in Manhattan - Barely WIns in BrooklynRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Forward

    Representative Jerry Nadler beat back a young challenger to win an overwhelming primary victory in the most Jewish district in the entire House of Representatives. The win in the Democratic primary means that it is all-but-certain that the Upper West Side stalwart will be elected to his thirteenth term in the House of Representatives this November.

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  16. Jerrold Nadler Wins by Landslide in Manhattan Primary BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Forward

    Nadler had 25,527 votes, or 88%, compared to 2,949 for Rosenberg, with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial figures. Rosenberg, a former Republican, had hoped to parlay anger among some Jewish voters over Nadler's vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal into a serious challenge.

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  17. Welcome to the Orthodox Prayer Group Where Women Lead - and Men Sit Behind MechitzaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Forward

    The doors are open to everyone at Shabbat services held on the ground floor of this Nostrand Avenue building in Brooklyn. But, unlike most Orthodox spaces, here it's the women who lead prayers.

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  18. 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.

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  19. Jerrold Nadler Congressional Fight Heats Up as Election Day ArrivesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Forward

    It would take a political earthquake for Congressman Jerry Nadler to lose to his first primary challenger since 1996, but in a year of political earthquakes, the Democratic veteran is taking no chances. The longtime congressman, whose represents more Jews than any other member of the House, has been campaigning hard as competition around the June 28 race has grown heated in its final days.

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  20. 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.

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