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Missouri Republican Tom Schweich Commits Suicide Amid Jewish Ancestry 'Whisper Campaign'

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Missouri Republican Tom Schweich Commits Suicide Amid Jewish Ancestry 'Whisper Campaign'
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died on Thursday in an apparent suicide after he went public with allegations that rivals in the GOP planned to mount an anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign” about his Jewish heritage.Read More


Ayelet Tsabari Wins Sami Rohr Prize

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Ayelet Tsabari Wins Sami Rohr Prize
Ayelet Tsabari, author of “The Best Place On Earth,” is the winner of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Several finalists engage with the Russian-Jewish experience.Read More


Forward Editor Jane Eisner Wins David Twersky Award

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Forward Editor Jane Eisner Wins David Twersky Award
The 2015 David Twersky Journalism Award has been awarded to Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner for a June editorial calling for an easing of the Jewish conversion process.Read More


Knicks Owner Won't Say Sorry for Hateful Email Rant to Lifelong Jewish Fan

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Knicks Owner Won't Say Sorry for Hateful Email Rant to Lifelong Jewish Fan
The owner of the New York Knicks said he “shouldn’t have responded” to criticism by a 73-year-old Jewish fan — but stopped way short of apologizing to Irving Bierman.Read More


Mikveh-Peep Rabbi Barry Freundel Secretly Videotaped at Least 150 Women, Prosecutors Say

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Mikveh-Peep Rabbi Barry Freundel Secretly Videotaped at Least 150 Women, Prosecutors Say
Rabbi Barry Freundel secretly videotaped at least 150 women in the mikveh at his prominent Washington D.C. synagogue, prosectors reportedly told a meeting of alleged victims.Read More



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