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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

Despite the continuous spate of blogger killings in Bangladesh, free speech activists in New York find themselves battling an apathetic ethnic media

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Muslim activists cheer as court reinstates lawsuit against NYPD’s spying

A federal court ruling says the Constitution doesn’t tolerate blanket surveillance solely on the basis of religion.

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Jubilation as New York schools close on Muslim holiday. But what next?

The two most sacred Muslim holy days are now New York City school holidays, but activists say it is just a modest step toward further inclusion of a community facing continued suspicion in America.

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One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods.

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New York City’s Marathon

Global City NYC reports on the global runners in New York’s marathon.

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Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit?

Italian-born Rabbi Leizer Rodal opened shop in Crown Heights to sell esrogim, traditional fruit for Sukkot.

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Russian Orthodox in Brighton Beach Struggle to Keep Their Place

A Russian Orthodox Church in the predominantly Jewish area of Brighton Beach is now in dire financial straits, after years of community-building — a growth that reflects a broader turn toward Orthodoxy among both Russian citizens and immigrants.

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Shabbos App: Jewish World Debates Smartphone Application

A software developer is planning an app that would allow observant Jews to use their smartphones during the Sabbath. But the very concept has been met with skepticism and concern how it would get around religious prohibitions on using electricity.

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Sunday Shkola: Judaism in Translation

Sunday Shkola claims to be the first Sunday School in the U.S. to teach Judaism exclusively in Russia. When it opened in the Park East Synagogue three years ago, it had about 12 children. In just two years, it tripled its enrollment.

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Crown Heights Gallery Show Aims to Defend Israel Through Art

An Orthodox-owned gallery in Crown Heights held a “Spiritual Defense” group art show, seeking to spiritually protect Israel through the power of good deeds and creativity.

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