Nathaniel Popper

Under the Chuppah: Nathaniel Popper marries Elissa Strauss, whom he met on a Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel.

One Journalist’s Jewish Journey

Now that I have left the Forward to join the reporting staff at the Los Angeles Times, I am no longer faced with the familiar look from old friends when I tell them where I work. “You work for a Jewish newspaper!?” they’d ask incredulously. “I didn’t even know you were Jewish.”

Changing With the Times: Jack Goldfarb, 87, eats dinner in the Terrace Dining Room at Martins Run in Broomall, Pa. Soon cheeseburgers will be available in the Jewish facility.

Bowing to Market, Consumer Demand, Some Jewish Nursing Homes Go Treyf

Kosher food makes a Jewish home. That has been the thinking for the past 29 years at Martins Run, a Jewish retirement community outside Philadelphia where every meal served in the white-tablecloth dining rooms has been certified kosher.

A Prayer: A text fragment from a ceremony held in the 18th or 19th century and recovered from the Cairo Geniza.

A Ghostly Trace of the Jewish Occult

A newly discovered piece of stained, wrinkled paper conjures up the details of a Jewish exorcism that appears to have been performed sometime in the 18th or 19th century.

Prosecutor: Charles Hynes? commitment to pursuing Orthodox Jewish sex offenders has been questioned.

Did Brooklyn DA Chase Sex Abuser?

Brooklyn’s district attorney has lost a key fight in his effort to keep the lid on details of how he has dealt with a high-profile sex-abuse case in the Orthodox Jewish community.

Holding up: Former workers at Agriprocessors (far left and right), march with Father Paul Ouderkirk (second from right), the priest at St. Bridget?s Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa, during an event earlier this year marking the one-year anniversary of the Postville immigration raid.

Agri Workers In Limbo After Rubashkin’s 2nd Trial Is Dropped

For the past year, nearly 40 undocumented immigrants from Latin America have been kept in the United States for one reason: to testify against their former bosses at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant.

Kosher Clean-up: A worker hoses down crates outside the current slaughterhouse in the Hasidic enclave of New Square.

Hasidic Village’s Neighbors Have Slaughterhouse Blues

Evelyn Moses’s family has owned the unincorporated plot of land on which she lives, an hour drive north of New York City, for decades. When she inherited it in 1994, it was surrounded on all sides by trees, with a small dirt road running alongside it. “Nice country living,” she said.

Former Agriprocessors CEO Rubashkin Sent to Prison

Sholom Rubashkin, a former executive at the Agriprocessors kosher meat company, was found guilty of 86 counts of bank fraud committed while managing the company’s finances — a verdict that could land him in prison for life.