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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

By JTA

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'?

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


Was Nicolas Sarkozy Hated by French Because He's Jewish?

By JTA

Bernard Kouchner, the previous foreign minister of France, said that former president Nicolas Sarkozy was widely disliked because of his Jewish origins.Read More


More Orthodox Women Dance With Scroll for Simchat Torah

By Judy Maltz

Many Orthodox synagogues now allow or even encourage women to dance with scrolls on Simchat Torah. More than 100 Israelis shuls have joined in the trend.Read More


Crown Heights 'Heil Hitler' Deli Attack Denounced

By JTA

Religious leaders and elected officials in New York City denounced two recent attacks in Brooklyn — against a deli and a JCC executive.Read More


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