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Where We’re Going This Summer

Where is the Forward spending its summer vacation? We asked staff members to write about their plans — from Utah to a picturesque island off the coast of Brooklyn.

Etan Patz

Etan Patz Mother Testifies at Accused Killer's Trial

The mother of a New York boy missing since 1979 took the witness stand in the trial of his accused murderer on Tuesday, telling the jury that she has avoided the courtroom out of fear the descriptions of the crime would leave her sleepless.

Folksbiene May Merge With Jewish Heritage Museum

Two New York Jewish cultural organizations are expected to sign a partnership agreement that could lead to a merger.

Will Haredi Jews Embrace Pre-Nups Protecting Women from Becoming Agunot?

Breaking up, as the classic song notes, is generally hard to do. But in the Orthodox community, divorce can be particularly trying, especially for women.

The Man Behind the Madness: Matthew Weiner

With ‘Mad Men’ set to resume its final season, Anne Cohen spoke to creator Matthew Weiner about what comes next, what he kept from the set, and the Jewish storyline on the show.

Stop Using Brooklyn Fire To Stoke Anti-Orthodox Hatred

The fire that killed seven Brooklyn children over Shabbat provoked another blaze — the heated and sometimes cruel attacks against the whole ultra-Orthodox way of life.

Mourners Throng Funeral of 7 Orthodox Kids Killed in Brooklyn Shabbat Fire

The funeral of seven Orthodox children who perished in one of New York’s deadliest fires in years drew a sea of mourners to Brooklyn.

FEGS Files for Bankruptcy Over Fiscal Collapse

FEGS, the giant Jewish social service agency, filed for bankruptcy in the Eastern District of New York on March 18, the latest step in the months-long collapse of the massive charity.

Jewish Charity FEGS Will File For Bankruptcy

The Jewish social services behemoth FEGS Health & Human Services will soon file for bankruptcy, the Forward has learned.

Millionaire Robert Durst in court with his attorney in 2003.

Real Estate Mogul Robert Durst Arrested in Mystery Killing of Wife

Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s largest real estate empires, has been arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles County.