Sheldon Silver, one of New York’s most powerful politicians for two decades, was convicted on Monday of abusing his office to collect as much as $4 million in illegal bribes and kickbacks.4
Jewish refugee advocates blasted Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comments after a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan for underestimating the scope and complexity of a global crisis.5
Joseph Silverstein, a renowned violinist, skilled concertmaster and sought-after conductor, has died.
The National Women’s Studies Association voted to join the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.12
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of violating “international laws related to the environment” at the United Nations climate conference in Paris Thursday.8
Australian lawmaker Josh Frydenberg said the grand mufti of Australia “failed in his leadership” by not condemning the Paris terrorist attacks.4
Spain’s king honored Sephardic Jews at a ceremony recognizing a new law that confers citizenship on the descendants of those banished during the Inquisition.
A former Maryland woman who was a central figure in the ongoing efforts to reform how the Orthodox Jewish community deals with recalcitrant husbands on Jewish divorces has remarried.61
More than a dozen former cast members of “Seinfeld” helped a son give his dad an amazing gift as he lay in his deathbed: Videos wishing the 67-year-old lung cancer victim “Happy Birthday.”
A juror considering whether to convict one of New York’s most powerful politicians of corruption on Monday asked to be removed from the jury, the second such request made to the judge in the high-profile trial over the past week.
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