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  • Phil Baum, Retired AJC Leader, Dies

    By JTA

    Phil Baum, the former executive director at the American Jewish Congress, died at home in Riverdale, N.Y.Read More

    Rabbi Performs Controversial Metzitzah B'Peh Circumcision Rite — Law or No

    By Paul Berger

    A rabbi performs a controversial circumcision rite, then proudly tells the Forward that he routinely ignores New York City’s law requiring parental consent.Read More

    Rabbi Andy Bachman Stepping Down from Congregation Beth Elohim

    By Anne Cohen

    Rabbi Andy Bachman announced that he will step down as senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.Read More

    Ultra-Orthodox Wedding Grandpa Beaten After Brooklyn Reception — Was It 'Knockout'?

    By JTA

    A haredi Orthodox man from London visiting New York for his grandson’s wedding was attacked.Read More

    Osama bin Laden Son-in-Law 'Stoic' After Conviction on All Counts in Terror Case

    By Reuters

    Suleiman Abu Ghaith, one of Osama bin Laden’s sons-in-law, was found guilty of terrorism-related charges by a federal jury in New York on Wednesday, following a three-week trial that offered an unusually intimate portrait of al Qaeda’s former leader in the days after Sept. 11, 2001.Read More

    Brooklyn Seniors Fight Back Against Closing of Prospect Park Home

    By Hody Nemes

    Getting an eviction notice is never easy. But for the more than 100 elderly Brooklyn residents, the news was devastating.Read More

    The Father-and-Son Rabbis Who Inspire One Another — and Grandma Too

    By Anna Goldenberg

    Rabbis Aaron and Eliyahu Fink inspired Forward readers with their Jewish leadership and openness. The father and son also impressed the most important judge of all: grandma.Read More

    Sephardic Jews Won't Face 'Strict' Spanish Citizenship Rules, Justice Minister Says

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    How strict will the Spanish government be when it comes time to adjudicate Sephardic Jews’ citizenship applications? Not very, Spain’s Justice Minister explained at an AJC event.Read More

    Shalom Lamm Says 'Faith in America Is Shaken' After Bloomingburg Vote Debacle

    By Michael Kaplan

    Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm has spoken out after his right to vote in a New York village was challenged along with more than 100 others — leaving the result up in the air.Read More

    Search Continues for Peretz Sontag, Orthodox Father of 7

    By JTA

    A father of seven from New York’s Rockland County is missing after making suicidal comments.Read More

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