Hasidic Enclave Keeps Its Secrets Amid Elusive Rebbe’s Tight Control

Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.


Was Paris Home Invasion Rape a Hate Crime?

French police arrested two men who are suspected of racially motivated violence against a Jewish couple near Paris.


American Groups Line Up Against Israel 'Jewish State' Bill

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The French parliament’s lower house passed a nonbinding motion that encourages the government to recognize Palestinian statehood without delay.


Jerusalem Orthodox Seminaries Refund Girls' Tuition Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Following accusations of sex assault and fraud, four religious seminaries in Jerusalem have agreed to refund tuition to 13 American families.

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