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Rabbi and Wife Charged With Beating Man To Accept Divorce

By JTA

Federal authorities filed charges of kidnapping against a New Jersey rabbi and his wife for allegedly detaining and threatening to kill a recalcitrant husband.Read More


Couple Accused of Attacking Man To Force Jewish Divorce

By Forward Staff

A New Jersey couple has been charged with abducting an Israeli man last year, beating him and threatening to bury him alive if he didn’t grant his wife a religious divorce.Read More


Father of Leiby Kletzky Wants More Security Cameras

By Forward Staff

The father of Leiby Kletzky has said more security cameras could prevent future crimes.Read More


Mengele's Writings Going on Auction Block

By JTA

The writings of Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele, are for sale by auction.Read More


Silver and Koch Spar Over Weiner Seat

By Forward Staff

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and former Mayor Ed Koch are locked in a war of words over the special election to fill disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat.Read More


Palestinians Plan 'Masssive' Push for Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority is planning a massive diplomatic campaign to gain recognition of statehood from both the United Nations as well as individual countries, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday.Read More


Portions of Dr. Mengele's Journal To Be Auctioned Off

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

More than 4,000 pages of journal entries and other material written by Dr. Josef Mengele are to go under the hammer Thursday at an American auction house.Read More


Report: Not First Kidnapping Attempt for Man Charged in Kletzky Murder

By JTA

The man charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky reportedly tried to kidnap other boys.Read More


One Flotilla Boat Leaves Greek Waters for Gaza

By JTA

One ship from a flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip has managed to set sail.Read More


Granger, Lowey: Palestinian Statehood Push Could End U.S. Funding

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives’ top Republican and Democratic appropriators for foreign assistance warned the Palestinian Authority that it is jeopardizing funding by pursuing statehood outside of talks.Read More


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