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Rabbi Avi Weiss, Progressive Voice in Orthodoxy, Steps Down From Pulpit

By Forward Staff

Rabbi Avi Weiss, a progressive voice within Orthodoxy who has spearheaded the push to involve women in the faith, announced he is stepping down from the pulpit.Read More

75% of New York Airbnb Listings Are Illegal, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Says

By Reuters

Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings of private homes for rent on Airbnb, a popular online marketplace, violate state zoning and sublet laws, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday.Read More

Florida Democrats Pin Midterm Hopes on Charlie Crist — and Ground Game

By Letitia Stein

Florida Democrats are counting on Charlie Crist and a ground campaign that seeks to replicate the voter outreach that twice carried President Barack Obama to victory.Read More

Rabbi Barry Freundel Pleads Not Guilty To Taping 6 Women in Mikveh

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbi Barry Freundel had recorded secret videos of at six women women showering at the mikvah in his synagogue, according to allegations filed at his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.Read More

Will Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Be Deemed Invalid?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The validity of religious conversions performed by the rabbi charged with videotaping women in his mikveh may be challenged, an email from the rabbi’s synagogue suggests.Read More

Rabbi Barry Freundel, Accused in Mikveh Peeping, Seemed 'Aloof' to Washington Synagogue

By Ron Kampeas

Rabbi Barry Freundel was known to the Washington Jewish community as a champion of moral rectitude. But on Tuesday, the spiritual leader of Kesher Israel congregation for the past 25 years, was charged with the most intimate of transgressions: voyeurism.Read More

2 Israeli Trekkers Killed in Nepal Blizzard


A blizzard and avalanche in Nepal have killed more than a dozen trekkers, including at least two Israelis.Read More

What's Wrong With 'Marwan Barghouti Street'?


A watchdog on anti-Semitism vowed legal action against a French municipality that named a street after Marwan Barghouti.Read More

'British Schindler' Who Aided Kindertransport Wins Czech Highest Honor


A British man known as the British Oskar Schindler will receive the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honor.Read More

David Greenglass, Brother Who Betrayed Ethel Rosenberg, Dies at 92


The controversial lead witness against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in July at 92.Read More

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