Working: Employees at Ansche Chesed, a Conservative synagogue in New York, prepare a Sukkah. The rabbi says all workers are given health insurance and wages that would meet new standards.

Pushing for Better Wages, Not Necessarily Giving Them

Rabbi Michael Siegel has been a leading advocate for improving the treatment of workers in kosher food facilities. As the founding co-chair of the Hekhsher Tzedek program, Siegel was behind the release last month of detailed standards on how kosher companies should properly compensate their employees. Soon after the release of those standards, though, Siegel took a look at the wages and benefits of the janitors at his Chicago synagogue.

At Odds: Richard Goldstone, in his New York office, says his report on Gaza presents only tentative find- ings. But the document makes bold allegations that haven?t been scrutinized.

Goldstone: ‘If This Was a Court Of Law, There Would Have Been Nothing Proven.’

The incident detailed in paragraphs 713 through 716 of the Goldstone Report, if accurate, was a moment of indiscriminate terror.

After The Debacle: Bernard Madoff?s Ponzi scheme has left a court-appointed trustee to seek recovery wherever he can.

Should Madoff’s Winners Give Back to Losers?

Victims of Bernard Madoff appear to be deeply divided over the latest idea for recovering some of their lost money.

Loving the Limelight: A member of the Westboro Baptist Church protests at 42nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

How To Handle Hate: Jews Debate Response to the Westboro Road Show

Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed “God Hates Fags” and waving a quartet of antisemitic signs on the busy street corner, Shirley Phelps-Roper was getting exactly what she wanted: attention.

A Life of Resistance: Marek Edelman, 90, Last Ghetto Uprising Commander

Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, was the fighter who stayed behind.