Josh Nathan-Kazis


Jewish Not-for-Profits Use Gaza War To Drum Up Donations

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jewish Not-for-Profits Use Gaza War To Drum Up Donations
Israeli soldiers need socks. And snacks. And pizza. So claim dozens of campaigns launched by Jewish not-for-profits who are using the Gaza war to drum up donations.Read More


'Fake Charity' Rabbi Ordered To Repay $522K

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

'Fake Charity' Rabbi Ordered To Repay $522K
A Brooklyn rabbi who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake charities and used the money to pay his electric bill has agreed to pay restitution of $500,000 in a settlement reached today with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Read More


How Orthodox Agudah and Wal-Mart Money United To Back School Vouchers

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

How Orthodox Agudah and Wal-Mart Money United To Back School Vouchers
Guess who is the largest donor to Agudath Israel? The Christian owners of Wal-Mart, who see the Orthodox umbrella group a key ally in their fight for education reforms.Read More


I'm Lurking on Maine Town's Facebook Page

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis checks out his roots in Fort Kent, Maine. Read More


The True Story of Maine's Potato King — My Great-Grandfather's Rise and Fall

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The True Story of Maine's Potato King — My Great-Grandfather's Rise and Fall
Josh Nathan-Kazis journeyed to a tiny Maine town in search of his roots. He found the tale of Jake Etscovitz, who built a Jewish life in the wilderness — and spent his life dressed for Fifth Ave.Read More






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