New York

  • Jeffrey Epstein Charity Eyed by N.Y. Prosecutor Eric Schneiderman

    By David Ingram

    The New York Attorney General’s Office has sent letters to the charitable foundation of financier Jeffrey Epstein seeking information on whether it is complying with state registration requirements.Read More

    New York Schools To Close on Muslim Holidays

    By JTA

    New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.Read More

    How Ancient Circumcision Rite Sparked Modern Schism

    By Elon Gilad (Haaretz)

    Like circumcision itself, metzitzah b’peh goes back to Biblical times. But 19th century doctors — and rabbis — thought they reformed the rite for good.Read More

    Columbia and Cornell Make Top 10 for 'Jew Hatred'

    By JTA

    Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell were among the American college campuses with the “worst anti-Semitic activity” in 2014, according to a list prepared by a conservative think tank.Read More

    Ex-New York Speaker Sheldon Silver Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Case

    By Reuters

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state’s most powerful politicians for two decades, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges on Tuesday.Read More

    Non-Orthodox Jews Find Voice as Sharp Battle Lines Drawn in New York Suburb

    By Uriel Heilman

    For years, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders largely stayed silent, caught in the middle between their Orthodox coreligionists and their non-Jewish neighbors.Read More

    New York Tweaks Pre-K Regulations To Suit Orthodox

    By JTA

    New York City has developed new rules for its universal prekindergarten program in order to bring Orthodox religious schools under its educational umbrella.Read More

    Insurance Men Get Probation in $9M Met Council Scam

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Two employees of the insurance company that bilked a New York Jewish poverty charity in a $9 million fraud scheme were sentenced to probation on Friday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.Read More

    Does New York Jewish Federation Bear Some Blame for String of Charity Scandals?

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Scandal has hit four New York Jewish charities. And some are asking whether the local Jewish federation that helps fund them bears some responsibility.Read More

    Jury To Watch Videotaped Confession in Etan Patz Murder Trial

    By Natasja Sheriff

    The videotaped confession of a man accused of murdering Etan Patz was to be played for a jury on Tuesday during his trial in the disappearance of the 6-year-old boy in 1979 that sparked a national movement to find missing children.Read More

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