William Rapfogel Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Former Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty executive director William Rapfogel will serve between 3 ½ and 10 years in prison following a plea deal finalized today in which he admitted to stealing over $1 million from the charity, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.Read More

Birthright Eases 'Jewish' Definition as Applications for Free Israel Trip Dip

By Judy Maltz

Stung by ‘propaganda’ accusations, Taglit-Birthright is battling a dip in applications by seeking out new participants with little or no connection to the Jewish community.Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Up Close to White Supremacist Extremists

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate-filled extremists like Kansas rampage suspect Frazier Glenn Miller so closely, it says they become ‘practically like family.’Read More

Israeli City of Sderot Is Different Kind of Boom Town These Days

By Nathan Jeffay

A few years ago, someone who wanted to move to the Israeli town of Sderot near Gaza for ‘quiet’ would have been dismissed as a lunatic. But now the town is booming.Read More

Is Hasidic Board To Blame for Gutting Public Schools in N.Y. Town?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

In a poor suburb of New York, many point the finger at the Orthodox-led school board for starving public schools of critical resources. But could it be the state that’s to blame?Read More

After 5 Years, Scant Progress on Restitution for Holocaust Survivors

By Uriel Heilman

When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice.Read More

Happiest American Is Still Hawaiian, Jewish and Chill

By Hody Nemes

When Alvin Wong was told that he might just be the happiest man in America, the news upended his life. Are things still peachy for the 72-year-old Jewish Hawaiian?Read More

Being Marc Chagall's Granddaughter Is Gift and Burden for Manhattan Florist

By Paul Berger

Having a very famous relative can be a gift for Bella Meyer. But the Manhattan florist is also careful to forge her own artistic path.Read More

Rabbi Tries To Squelch 'Register Jews' Story — But It Won't Die

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alastair Macdonald

A Ukrainian rabbi whose congregation was the target of an anti-Semitic leaflet wants to put the matter to rest. But the ‘register Jews’ controversy won’t die.Read More

Yuli Kosharovsky, Soviet Jewry's 'Man Behind the Scenes,' Dies at 72

By Laura Bialis

Yuli Kosharovsky, one of the leaders of the refusenik movement in the Soviet Union, has died in a fall from a tree. Laura Bialis remembers her friend and hero.Read More

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