Jacob Henry, The Times of Israel

Jacob Henry

The Times of Israel

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Pro-Palestinian YouTuber called antisemitic for video baiting Haredi Jews on Israel

Abdullah Almasmari's bid to get ultra-Orthodox in NYC to answer for allegations against Israel draws widespread criticism; Hasid who shrugged him off hailed as 'expert level troll' → Read More

NYPD to up patrols around Williamsburg synagogues amid rise in antisemitic attacks

'It is believed these victims were targeted because they're Jewish,' police commissioner says during press conference where suspect allegedly slapped Haredi man days earlier → Read More

ADL condemns ‘out of touch’ NY progressive group Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

Jonathan Greenblatt, head of civil rights advocacy group, retweets Democrat congressional hopeful Brian Robinson's criticism of JFREJ, which protests remarks as inaccurate → Read More

First US case of polio in nearly a decade is an Orthodox Jewish man

Young man who recently got married is suffering from paralysis; patient was not vaccinated and a resident of Rockland County, which has a history of low vaccine compliance → Read More

Two Jewish candidates still in contention for US House race after De Blasio’s exit

Dan Goldman, lead lawyer in Trump's 1st impeachment and Elizabeth Holtzman still in running as candidates in New York's District 10, which includes several Orthodox neighborhoods → Read More

NFL team owner misses dates to testify before Congress to travel to Israel

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder skips hearings on workplace harassment scandal to attend ceremony marking his mother's passing, his rabbi says → Read More

New York man says precious family Torah stolen from Las Vegas hotel

Jack Abraham brought the scroll for Shabbat services at trade show, was told the room where he left it was secured; says police told him suspect tried to sell the artifact → Read More

Jerry Nadler’s campaign urges support for ‘last remaining NYC Jewish congressmember’

Fundraising email highlights Manhattan politician's commitment to social action, describing him 'as a person who lives and breathes Tikkun Olam' → Read More

Bill de Blasio seeks forgiveness in bid for Orthodox votes in Borough Park

Apologizing for a 2020 tweet berating Jews for large gatherings held during the pandemic, the former NYC mayor hopes to win back the major voting bloc → Read More

NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school in Brooklyn

Raised in Turkey, the basketball center is outspoken about human rights violations in his home country and around the world, and believes knowledge of the genocide can unite people → Read More

NY governor endorsed by Satmar Hasidic movement, securing tens of thousands of votes

Both sides of divided community back Kathy Hochul, with Williamsburg faction citing her expansion of childcare, 'understanding of religious rights' → Read More

Ron DeSantis slams ‘woke gender ideology’ in speech to Jewish group in Manhattan

Defiant Florida governor, whose appearance at Tikvah Fund event drew protests outside event location, says 'wokeness' is a cancer destroying the US → Read More

NY City Council postpones CUNY antisemitism hearing, citing scheduling conflict

Students and faculty say anti-Israel activity at the 25-campus system crosses line into antisemitism; pro-Palestinian rally planned to coincide with the meeting is also rescheduled → Read More

‘Yinglish’ slang goes viral in video on cold seltzer and Torah

Rabbi Aryeh Moshe Leiser of Monsey, NY, opens up about what he loves most, and his sincerity - and clever use of 'yeshivish' language - sends the Orthodox community buzzing → Read More

5 ways New York’s Jews are affected by the new congressional district maps

After a Republican-led lawsuit challenged the lines created this past February, the State Supreme Court had them redrawn. Not all Jewish constituents are pleased with the results → Read More

US antisemitism envoy: Buffalo shooting reflects ‘pervasive antisemitic ideology’

Days after taking up post, Deborah Lipstadt says shooter's 'first objective was to kill Blacks, but the Jews would be dealt with in time' → Read More

Anti-Israel commencement speaker sparks fresh antisemitism debate at CUNY

Some CUNY students and faculty have said they've felt 'unsafe' after Nerdeen Kiswani gave speech at CUNY School of Law graduation ceremony → Read More

NY mayor meets with women rabbis to discuss antisemitism, climate change

Clergy sought meeting due to concerns Adams consults with Haredi Jews who don't represent city's diversity; organizer says they showed mayor not every rabbi is 'a man with a beard' → Read More

NY man thanks Hasidic family for returning lost wallet

Brooklyn couple returns wallet found with over $1,400 in cash; man says he 'appreciates the gesture so much' → Read More

Passengers say Lufthansa threw all visible Jews off NYC-Budapest flight

In video, German airline supervisor seen saying all Jews not allowed on flight because a Jewish couple had not worn masks; 'Jewish people who were the mess, who made the problems' → Read More