Bialy Store Closes After 91 Years

Coney Island Bialys & Bagels sits at the center of a storied district that once teemed with Jews. But after 91 years, the oldest bialy bakery in Brooklyn is calling it quits, having fallen victim to the economic downturn and the changing demographics of its neighborhood. “I’m heartbroken,” said Steven Ross, the bakery’s 51-year-old proprietor and baker. “It’s been four generations, including my son.”

Israel Cancer Research Fund Luncheon Showcases Haim Werner

At the Israel Cancer Research Fund luncheon, held August 10 at The Yale Club of New York City, ICRF-funded scientist Haim Werner gave a presentation on his research specialty: the connection among hormones, obesity and cancer. At the heart of his address was a discussion of what is now known as Laron-type dwarfism.

Why No One Talks About Black-Jewish Relations

CROWN HEIGHTS, 20 YEARS LATER. The state of black-Jewish relations is no longer on top of the agenda. Were efforts to mend a rift successful, or have both groups moved on?

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In-Law Accuses Rabbi Pinto of Money Laundering

The father-in-law of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has accused the prominent Sephardic kabbalist of money laundering, according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. In documents filed in a Jerusalem court, Shlomo Ben Hamo, Argentina’s chief rabbi, alleged that his daughter and her husband, Pinto, had pressured him into serving as guarantor on the purchase of a luxury Jerusalem apartment — a purchase that Ben Hamo now believes was part of a scheme to launder Pinto’s money.

Excerpt From Forward’s Coverage of the Riots

The marchers come up President from the corner of Utica Avenue — “the accident site,” as it has come to be known — where Gavin Cato was killed by the car from Rabbi Schneerson’s motorcade. They have just been listening to Al Sharpton and Sonny Carson — the Al Sharpton “of Tawana Brawley fame,” the Sonny Carson “who masterminded the Korean grocery boycott,” is the way they’re described by Chasidic observers.

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