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Israel boycott activist Roger Waters angry after Jewish talk cancelled

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2013

Roger Waters, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of a boycott of Israel in the entertainment industry, has reacted furiously after a debate he was scheduled to take part in in New York was cancelled. He accused the organisers of refusing "to talk".

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Billion-dollar Cubist art gift by Estee Lauder boss

By Anna Sheinman, April 10, 2013

One billion dollars (£650m) of Cubist art has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Leonard Lauder, the chairman of Estee Lauder.

The cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist has given the museum his collection of 78 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Cubist artists.

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Yeshivah teacher shame over ‘schvartze’ remark

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

New York’s Yeshiva University has condemned one of its senior professors of rabbinic studies for his offensive remarks about “schvartzes”, made at a recent conference of United Synagogue rabbis in London.

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Moses defeats Spider-Man over Pesach filming

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2013

A local politician in a heavily Orthodox Jewish area of New York has thanked the producers of Spider-Man for "letting my people park".

The next episode in the Spider-Man franchise, which stars Jewish actor Andrew Garfield as the webbed superhero, is being filmed in Williamsburg.

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Baby survives mother’s eight-storey suicide leap

By Sandy Rashty, March 18, 2013

A Jewish lawyer from New York jumped out of an eight-storey building in Harlem with her 10-month-old son strapped to her body last Wednesday afternoon.

Ms Wachenheim, a law graduate from Columbia University, who was on maternity leave, mistakenly believed her son had a developmental disability for which she was responsible.

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Suspect charged in Brooklyn death crash

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

A man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide following the deaths of a young married couple and their newborn baby in a car accident on Sunday.

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Brooklyn tears after hit and run horror

By Sandy Rashty, March 7, 2013

Around 1,000 members of Brooklyn’s strictly Orthodox community turned out this week for the funerals of Nachman and Raizy Glauber and their newborn child, who were killed in a car crash last weekend.

The newlywed couple, both aged 21, had been travelling to hospital for a check-up on Mrs Glauber when their taxi collided with another car.

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Expectant couple killed in hit and run

By Sandy Rashty, March 4, 2013

A young Jewish couple, who were expecting their first child, have been tragically killed on their way to the hospital.

Strictly Orthodox newlyweds Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, died just after midnight on Sunday after the taxi they were travelling in was involved in a crash with another car.

Their baby boy was delivered prematurely but died today.

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Brooklyn rabbi arrested for ‘attempted rape’ in police sting

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

A 59-year-old Brooklyn rabbi has been arrested in a police sting operation in which he allegedly attempted to meet a 14-year-old girl who he had been exchanging sexually explicit messages with.

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Ed Koch’s real legacy is a flourishing New York

By Dan Friedman, February 7, 2013

Ed Koch, the larger-than-life, three-term Democratic mayor of New York City passed away early in the morning of Friday, February 1.

Although 88 and long retired from representative politics, he was an active pundit until the last, using his visibility as a platform for television appearances, political endorsements and, latterly, online film reviews at “Mayor at the Movies.”

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