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Solomon Dwek: The Rabbi's Son at the Center of the Corruption Probe

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

A few years ago, Solomon Dwek was the black sheep of the New Jersey Jewish community where his father Yitzhak was a prominent rabbi. After a string of failed real estate ventures and charges of bank fraud, Dwek’s career appeared all but over. But the rabbi’s son found his true calling as an FBI informant, where he is now achieving stardom after helping bring indictments against 44 defendants, including a number of prominent rabbis, four ex-mayors and a former senator, in one of the largest money-laundering and corruption investigations seen in the U.S. in years.Read More

Podcast: Garment Workers, Would-Be Converts and 'Bad Mommies'

Forward Editor Jane Eisner discusses some highlights from the July 31 edition with Web Editor Gabrielle Birkner.Read More

Rabbis Arrested in Connection to Money-Laundering Probe


Several rabbis were arrested as part of a public corruption and international money-laundering investigation in New Jersey.Read More

Report: Several N.J. Rabbis Arrested in Corruption Probe


Several rabbis reportedly were arrested as part of a public corruption and international money-laundering investigation in New Jersey.Read More

Netanyahu: Jews Should Invest in Palestinian Economy


Diaspora Jews should join Arabs in investing in the Palestinian economy, Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. Jewish leaders.Read More

Jewish Groups Seek Out Obama as Speaker

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

Now that President Obama has held his first meeting with Jewish leaders, the speculation can begin: Which Jewish organization will be the first to land the president as a speaker?Read More

Greek Telethon for Gaza Hospital Was a Hoax

By Jean Cohen (JTA)

A campaign in Greece to raise money to rebuild a Chrisian Palestinian hospital in Gaza allegedly destroyed by Israel appears to be a scam, JTA has learned.Read More

Agriprocessors Sold to Canadian Company, Will Remain Kosher


The Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, was sold to a Canadian company.Read More

U.S. Looks To Reopen Israel's Negotiations With Syria, Palestinians

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

Despite the latest clash between Israel and the Obama administration over building – this time in eastern Jerusalem – the United States is pressing ahead with plans to reopen negotiations on both the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Syrian tracks.Read More

Psychiatric Tests Ordered for Haredi Woman Suspected of Starving Son

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The Haredi woman who is suspected of starving her son and whose arrest sparked riots in Jerusalem will undergo psychiatric testing within the next 24 hours, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled on Monday.Read More

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