Bialystoker Home, 90-Year-Old Jewish Institution, Is Declared N.Y. Landmark

A shuttered 90-year-old Jewish nursing home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has been declared a New York City landmark, a designation that will protect it from being razed.

Claims Conference Chief Knew of $57M Holocaust Fraud Probe Earlier

Julius Berman, board chairman of the Holocaust Claims Conference, insisted he knew nothing about a 2001 probe into massive fraud. A fax obtained by the Forward says otherwise.

Why Did Jewish Group Give Award to Indonesian Blamed for Fanning Hatred?

An American Jewish group’s plans to give Indonesia’s president an award for tolerance has stirred controversy. Activists say freedom has deteriorated sharply on his watch.


Jewish Leaders Speak Out on Anti-Gay Murder in Greenwich Village

Jewish LGBT leaders are joining the chorus of condemnation around the West Village murder of a gay man over the weekend by a convicted felon who spouted homophobic slurs before pulling the trigger on his 32-year-old victim.


Helping Syria War Victims Poses Special Challenges for Jews and Israelis

The American Jewish community and Israel are both known for their quick response to humanitarian disasters. But daunting obstacles have kept them sidelined from the Syrian civil war.

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