Big Break: Paul Cohen (left), a newspaper ad salesman in New Jersey, was cast as Bernie Madoff (right) in the forthcoming movie.

Madoff Look-alike Lands Film’s Title Role

Watch out, Bernie, your doppelganger is about to make his grand entrance. Paul Cohen, a Jersey City, N.J., resident and newspaper advertising executive, has been cast as America’s most notorious con man in the upcoming feature film “Madoff: Made Off With America.”

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Madonna To Wrap Up Tour in Tel Aviv

The world’s most legendary pop star is heading to Israel — and for once it won’t be a spiritual journey.

Long Strike at Chicago Hotel Pits Jew Against Jew

Nearly six years after the housekeepers and dishwashers at the Congress Plaza Hotel first went on strike, the enormous hotel here on Chicago’s lakefront shows the marks of being a battle zone in America’s labor wars.

Pollsters Find Israeli Public Less Supportive Of Settlements

In previous decades, an American president who pressured Israel to freeze settlement growth, as President Obama has done, would have riled large sections of Israel’s Jewish population. But public sympathy for settlers and the settlements is currently at an all-time low, adding a new dimension to the sometimes tense relationship between Washington and Jerusalem.

?Ignorance Is Not bliss?: Ohel CEO David Mandel says the DVD produced by his agency is intended to ?evoke action.?

Orthodox Video Silent on Reporting Sexual Abuse to Police

A government-funded video made by one of New York’s largest Orthodox social service agencies — touted as its guide for dealing with child sexual abuse — makes no mention of abuse as a crime to be reported to police.