Leo Frank Case Stirs Debate 100 Years After Jewish Lynch Victim's Conviction

Leo Frank was convicted of murdering a teenage girl 100 years ago, which led to his notorious lynching. The case’s thorny questions about race and hatred have only sharpened with time.

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Is Western Wall Prayer Platform Step Forward for Women — Or Back?

A new prayer platform next to the Western Wall is framed by its creators as a step forward for women’s access to the holy site. That’s not how Women of the Wall see it.

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New York's Orthodox Voting Bloc Divided on Mayor Race

Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox communities are famed for their electoral clout. With the mayoral primary looming, their support is uncharacteristically split among the crowded field.

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Y.U. Report on Sex Abuse Draws Mixed Reaction From Modern Orthodox

The Modern Orthodox community broadly welcomed the release of a long-awaited report into allegations of abuse at Y.U. But for some, it simply didn’t go nearly far enough.

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Jewish Community Cautious as U.S. Attack on Syria Looms Large

The Jewish community is reluctant to endorse a U.S. strike on Syria — even after an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of civilians.

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