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Bed-Stuy blocks landmarked despite Orthodox Jews’ protestations

Two blocks in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood were approved for historic designation this week, despite protests from many Orthodox Jewish residents who say the designation will force them out of their homes. On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted Willoughby Hart Historic DistrictThere are two rows of brownstone buildings in Bed-Stuy that remain intact. […]

Russia opens terror probe after attacks on synagogues, Orthodox churches; priest and police officers killed

Gunmen opened fire on two synagogues, two Orthodox churches and a police station in the republic of Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus region on Sunday. Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee opened a terrorism investigation after “armed attacks in Derbent and Makhachkala left police officers and civilians dead and wounded,” the agency’s Telegram page said. Shamil Khadulaev, […]

Orthodox Jewish children attacked by suspect in New York City

New York City police are investigating an unprovoked attack on two Jewish children that occurred earlier this week. Two children, ages 11 and 13, were playing on a sidewalk in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday when they were attacked by a passerby, video footage shows. The video showed the suspect stopping the City bike while passing a […]

Citi Bike rider who viciously attacked Orthodox Jewish boys is shown in new NYPD video

A callous Citi Bike rider is seen attacking two Orthodox Jewish boys in Brooklyn in new surveillance footage released by the NYPD on Friday, and the department is treating the assault as a possible hate crime. We’re investigating. The victims, ages 11 and 13, were wearing traditional clothing and playing with several others on Franklin […]

Ukraine war briefing: Russian attacks kill three during Orthodox Easter | Ukraine

Woman killed in Easter Sunday attack on Russian Orthodox church It buried her under rubble and injured 24 others in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and surrounding areas, regional authorities said. Public broadcaster Suspirin reported that a power outage occurred in parts of Kharkiv oblast and neighboring Sumy oblast following reports of drone attacks […]

Russia Launches Orthodox Easter Barrage of Drone Strikes on Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – As Ukraine enters its third Easter in the war, Russia has launched a barrage of drone fire in eastern Ukraine, where the situation on the front lines is deteriorating. In his Easter speech, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged Ukrainians to unite in prayer and called God an “ally” in the war with […]

Shadow of war hangs over Orthodox Easter as Zelenskiy and Putin mark holiday | Ukraine

Orthodox Easter Sunday in Ukraine and Russia as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed God “has the Ukrainian flag draped over his shoulders” and President Vladimir Putin attended a church service led by ardent supporters of Moscow’s invasion Worship has taken on a political tinge. President Zelenskiy noted that Ukraine has been at war with Russia for […]

Orthodox Jew stabbed multiple times outside Rockland County home

An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed multiple times outside his Rockland County home, according to reports. The victim, who was not initially identified by authorities, was accosted as he left his New City home to retrieve something from his car around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. According to Hamodia. After questioning the victim, the suspect attacked him […]

Orthodox Lent in a time of uncertainty

Currently, we in the Orthodox Church are still in the midst of Lent. A lot can be said about fasting during Lent. At a time this year when many of us are faced with a constant desire to fly into the future or return to the distant past, Lent asks us to live and embrace […]