Josh Nathan-Kazis


Make Fort Kent, Maine, Famous? It Takes Ebola.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Our man in Maine has some words of wisdom for the reporters who are covering the story of the nurse who was quarantined over fears of Ebola. Go to Doris’s Cafe and grab the $1.90 French toast breakfast./Josh Nathan-Kazis Read More


Rabbis Barry Freundel and Leib Tropper Ensnared in Scandals Tied to Conversions

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbis Barry Freundel and Leib Tropper Ensnared in Scandals Tied to Conversions
Disgraced Rabbi Barry Freundel is accused of grave violations of rules regarding conversions. Why didn’t rabbinical authorities impose better oversight after a previous scandal?Read More


Rabbinic Group Knew of Rabbi Barry Freundel Conversion 'Violations' in 2012

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbinic Group Knew of Rabbi Barry Freundel Conversion 'Violations' in 2012
The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinical association says that it knew in 2012 that Rabbi Barry Freundel acted inappropriately in his role overseeing conversions, but that it chose not to bar him from working with converts and did not inform his synagogue.Read More


Rabbi Barry Freundel Pleads Not Guilty To Taping 6 Women in Mikveh

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbi Barry Freundel Pleads Not Guilty To Taping 6 Women in Mikveh
Rabbi Barry Freundel had recorded secret videos of at six women women showering at the mikvah in his synagogue, according to allegations filed at his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.Read More


Will Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Be Deemed Invalid?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Will Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Be Deemed Invalid?
The validity of religious conversions performed by the rabbi charged with videotaping women in his mikveh may be challenged, an email from the rabbi’s synagogue suggests.Read More



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