Andrew Tobin


New Square Flouts Building Safety Codes

By Andrew Tobin

New Square Flouts Building Safety Codes
Fire officials say 60% of the buildings in the Hasidic enclave of New Square, N.Y., violate safety codes. They claim the village’s political clout allows it to keep state officials at bay.Read More


Higher Tech Lowers Cost Of Genetic Screening

By Andrew Tobin

Screening for genetic disorders has come a long way since the first tests for Tay-Sachs disease in the late 1960s. At the time, clinicians screened the Jewish community by measuring enzyme levels in people’s blood. But in the late 1980s, newer genetic tests became available for Tay-Sachs and, soon after, for a range of other so-called “Jewish genetic diseases” including Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis and Fanconi anemia.Read More


Poll Finds Young Jews Love To Volunteer — But Not Through Jewish Groups

By Andrew Tobin

Poll Finds Young Jews Love To Volunteer — But Not Through Jewish Groups
Young Jews want to give back more than ever, but a new survey finds that few of them are volunteering through Jewish service organizations.Read More


Jewish Groups Spearhead Effort To Find Missing Indiana University Student

By Andrew Tobin

Jewish Groups Spearhead Effort To Find Missing Indiana University Student
The synagogue where Lauren Spierer became a bat mitzvah, and the Jewish campus center that she frequented are among the groups leading the effort to find the Indiana University sophomore, who has been missing for nearly two weeks.Read More


New Square: Where Tradition and the Rebbe Rule

By Andrew Tobin

New Square: Where Tradition and the Rebbe Rule
When a New Square resident was badly injured in a recent arson attack, police called it an isolated incident; now law enforcement may be changing its tune.Read More






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