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Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews joined a rally on July 24 to protest Israel's bombing of Gaza.

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Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Work of Arab Artists on View at New Museum

Work of Arab Artists on View at New Museum

In the first museum-wide exhibit of art from the Arab World, the works of 45 contemporary artists are being displayed on the Lower East Side, The Lo-Down reports.

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When Does Ramadan Begin?

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

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Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection "Tales of a Severed Head" begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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Photos Tell Modern Turkey’s Story

Photos Tell Modern Turkey’s Story

The work of 25 photographers, on view until January 9, tells the story of modern Turkey.

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Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as "terrorist organizations."

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Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Profiled in Manhattan Times, Scoop Café adds Syrian and Middle Eastern flavors to Washington Heights. Owner John Dadourian's roots in the Syrian, Turkish and Armenian cultures influence the new eatery's dishes.

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Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.

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Bronx Hookah Bar Owners Feel Singled Out

Bronx Hookah Bar Owners Feel Singled Out

The owners of the first hookah bar in the Bronx, two Pakistani-American brothers, believe that the community board's stricter regulations on their lounge – as opposed to area's Latino establishments – stems from a lack of knowledge about their culture, reports the Hunts Point Express.

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