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  • Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    FEGS had a reputation as a stable and well-managed social service agency. It stunned the non-profit world by revealing a $19 million loss, a shakeup at the top and looming cuts.Read More

    How an Okie Named Woody Guthrie Became Our Best Hanukkah Tunesmith

    By Thomas Conner

    An unlikely person is the mastermind behind several beloved Hanukkah songs: folk music icon Woody Guthrie, who was born and raised in Oklahoma.Read More

    FEGS Slashes Programs After Revealing Stunning $20M Loss

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The massive New York Jewish social service agency FEGS will cut programs after discovering it lost a startling $19 million in the 2014 fiscal year, the Forward has learned.Read More

    Stabbed Chabad Rabbinic Student Improves

    By JTA

    The condition of the Israeli rabbinical student who was stabbed at Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn was upgraded.Read More

    Will Chabad Rethink Open Door Policy After 'I Will Kill Jews' Attack?

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    Will Chabad rethink its open door policy after a visibly agitated man walked in, reportedly yelled “Kill the Jews!” and immediately stabbed a young student in the head?Read More

    Security Beefed Up After Fatal Police Shooting of 'Kill the Jew' Attacker at Chabad

    By Barbara Goldberg

    New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.Read More

    'I Will Kill Jews' Attacker Shot Dead by Police at Chabad Headquarters in Brooklyn

    By Forward Staff

    A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly stabbed an Israeli man inside the world headquarters of Chabad in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.Read More

    New York Lawman Eric Schneiderman Seeks Power To Probe Police Killings

    By Reuters

    New York State’s top prosecutor on Monday sought the power to probe all police killings of unarmed civilians in his state, following sometimes violent U.S. protests over two grand juries’ moves to clear officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.Read More

    New York Rabbis Arrested at Eric Garner Police Brutality Protest

    By JTA

    Several prominent rabbis and the president of a national teachers union were arrested Thursday night while protesting police brutality.Read More

    New York Rabbis Join Protest of Eric Garner Decision

    By JTA

    Several high-profile New York rabbis are scheduled to join a Manhattan protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.Read More

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