Mahmoud Kasem, 36, owner of Al Aqsa, a Palestinian restaurant in Bay Ridge, said he was trying his best to go through the motions, coming into the restaurant from his home in Bayside, Queens and chatting up customers. “But inside it’s boiling, it’s like a volcano,” he said, speaking outside the restaurant on a Thursday […]
On the morning of Oct. 7 in Jerusalem, Steven Galitzer was preparing to go to synagogue with his family when they were surprised by the sounds of sirens. As observant Jews, they avoided the use of technology until the following day, but in cafés across the city they began to learn the news: Hamas carried […]
The Park Church sanctuary had served north Brooklyn for more than a decade, offering performance space, day care, a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter.
The mayor said that the public system that’s failing to educate Black and brown kids should be “duplicating” what the Jewish religious schools are achieving. But his administration is battling to keep evaluations of 26 such schools under wraps.
The lawsuit filed last week, which Whitehead calls ‘frivolous,’ is the latest legal challenge facing the longtime mentee and friend of Mayor Eric Adams.
Three neighborhood mosques received permits to play Adhan calls outside during Ramadan, with one more permit pending for the area’s oldest mosque.
That’s not quite a done deal yet, but it would be a welcome change for families whose kids were marked absent from school to celebrate this year and those whose kids missed some of the celebration to be in school.
The mayor has vowed many times to Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain families that kids would get a day off from school to observe. So far, they’ve seen no light.
The Department of Education says that releasing documents detailing the findings of a probe into the standards at religious schools would derail an ongoing investigation.
Urban Dove, a charter school relocated to a building owned by a historic synagogue, has won over wary neighbors. But a fatal shooting of a student last year reignited persistent opposition.