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How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month. more
Four temples were targeted in a series of vandalism attacks spanning from Thursday to Sunday. Police say someone threw rocks through windows at the Riverdale Jewish Center on Independence Avenue, Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale on West 246th Street, Young Israel of Riverdale on Henry Hudson Parkway East, and the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale on West 250th Street. more
It was nearly another weekend of vandalized synagogues. Instead, police caught a significant break early Saturday morning when a man riding a bicycle against traffic on Delafield Avenue ended up being exactly who they were looking for. more
A rampage leaving behind a string of broken windows across Riverdale has drawn the attention of the New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force.  more
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman is backing a congressional bill many say already is dead on arrival that intended to restrict American financial aid to Israel.  But one outspoken critic of the congressman apparently has had enough, pushing an online petition condemning Bowman's move. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to quickly figure out how long-planned life events like weddings could work in a time of forced social distancing. Many simply postponed these events indefinitely, but not everything can be pushed back. more
About this time last year, there were a few moments when Rabbi Barry Dov Katz almost started to worry. But not even a deadly virus can cancel Passover, the Jewish observance of God’s final plague against the Egyptians where the first-born in any home not marked with lamb’s blood on its doorway would die, forcing the pharaoh to finally release the Israelites from bondage. more
Passover is a little more than a week away, but this year’s observance will move forward without a man many local synagogues depended on during this time of year — and he wasn’t even Jewish. more
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday there will be enough vaccine produced in the country to inoculate every single American adult by the end of May. more
Thanksgiving probably looked very different for many American families this year, especially since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against both traveling and gathering with family members outside of one’s household this holiday season. more
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