Abuse: Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, son-in-law of Sholom Rubashkin, prays while awaiting an appearance in an Albany police court.

Rubashkin Kin Guilty in Sex Case

A son-in-law of Sholom Rubashkin, the kosher meat mogul convicted of financial fraud in November, has pleaded guilty to child endangerment in a case related to the sexual molestation of a 13-year-old boy at a mikveh. Under a plea bargain agreement, he faces up to 60 days in jail.

Forward, Haaretz Announce New Partnership

Later this month, The Forward will launch a partnership with the English edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Beginning January 24, a special four-page edition of the Forward will be inserted in Haaretz’s Sunday editions.

Conservatives Protest Israel's Treatment of Women of the Wall

The Israeli police’s recent interrogation of Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman and member Nofrat Frenkel “opens a new and ominous chapter in intra-Jewish relations,” The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism declared in a sharply worded statement released January 11.

Illustrious Star of the Yiddish Theater: Mina Bern, dead at 98 years old, leaves behind a prodigious body of work.

Mina Bern, Yiddish Theater Doyenne, Dead at 98

Mina Bern, the doyenne of Yiddish theater who performed for audiences around the globe and acted in 12 films, died January 10 in New York City. She was 98.

Israel’s Airport Security, Object Of Envy, Is Hard To Emulate Here

Renewed threats of airborne terror have once again drawn attention to Israel’s track record of preventing terror attacks on airplanes.