Police believe Menachem Stark was kidnapped and killed over a relatively small $20,000 debt to a contractor — and investigators are closing in on his suspected murderers.
A Jewish developer is suing the village planning board of a small upstate New York town, arguing that their decision to vote down a proposed all-girls Hasidic private school was motivated by anti-Semitic bigotry.
The van used in the kidnapping and murder of Hasidic real estate developer Menachem Stark has been found in Brooklyn — along with a cell phone that police think may lead to his killers.
Jewish teenager Caleb Jacoby, whose disappearance last week launched a massive search effort and went viral on social media, ran away from home on his own, the Brookline Police Department confirmed.
Bernie Sanders, the only self-described socialist in Congress, has been talking about inequality for years. After Mayor Bill De Blasio’s win in New York, folks are finally starting to listen.
New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of haredi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.
Police investigators working on the Menachem Stark case announced this weekend that they discovered a cell phone strapped to the bottom of Stark’s car, which they believe was used as a tracking device by Stark’s abductors. The police are currently searching for the owner of the phone.
Menachem Stark’s tragic murder somehow inspired an astonishing attack on the entire Hasidic world. Mordechai Lightstone writes that’s very un-New York — and just plain wrong.
When Stosh Cotler takes over as CEO of Bend the Arc, a Jewish group that fights for immigration reform, workers’ rights and other domestic liberal causes, she will be one of the few women leading a national Jewish group of its size.
While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Menachem Stark’s relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take — celebrating his many virtues.