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A videotaped beating of a young Jewish man in Brooklyn highlighted a harsh reality for the Orthodox community. They rely on police for protection, but there are also conflicts.


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A small town in upstate New York recorded the nation’s only known case of blood libel. Even 84 years later, a dwindling Jewish community still struggles to come to grips with it.


Scandal Won't Mean The End for Rabbi Pinto — Or His Wife

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is being questioned by Israeli police and his wife reportedly tried suicide. One reporter doubts we’ve heard the last of either one.

Arlen Specter Wore Independence on Sleeve

Arlen Specter’s acerbic independence made him a unique political brand. He relished taking on leaders of both parties, no matter which one he belonged to.

Election Holds Little Hope for Florida Jews

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