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  • Brooklyn Man Charged With Beating Jew — New 'Knock Out' Attack?

    By Forward Staff

    A Brooklyn man was reportedly charged with a hate crime after he beat an Orthodox Jewish man in what police say may be the latest example of a spreading urban game known as ‘knock out.’Read More


    For New Jersey 'Monuments Man' Nazi Art Hunter, Munich Trove Brings It All Back

    By Reuters

    When news of a hidden trove of Nazi-looted art in Munich came to light this month, an 87-year-old man in a quiet retirement community in New Jersey straightened a copy of a Rembrandt self-portrait hanging on his wall, completely unsurprised.Read More


    Baruch Lebovits Plea Deal Falls Through — Retrial Looms for Child Abuse Suspect

    By Amishai Gottlieb

    The prospect of a plea deal for accused child abuser Baruch Lebovits was shot down by both the prosecution and defense as Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Mark Dwyer announced a January 23 hearing to set a date for his retrial.Read More


    Brooklyn Hebrew Charter School's F Grade Doesn't Reflect Movement, Leaders Say

    By Julie Wiener

    The 4-year-old Hebrew Language Charter School in Brooklyn, was dealing with the F it received a day earlier in the New York Department of Education’s annual grading of city schools.Read More


    Jewish Leaders Push 'One People' Agenda for New York as De Blasio Era Dawns

    By Hody Nemes

    Jewish leaders gathered last night in lower Manhattan to push their vision for a more just New York City as newly elected Bill De Blasio prepares to take office.Read More


    Brooklyn Hebrew Charter School Gets F

    By JTA

    A Brooklyn academy touted as the model for a national movement of Hebrew charter schools received an F on its New York City Department of Education Progress Report.Read More


    Pulling Back Curtain on Story of Anti-Semitism in Upstate New York Pine Bush Schools

    By Gal Beckerman

    The anti-Semitism that dogged Jewish students in Pine Bush, N.Y. is as disturbing as it gets. But does the story say something important about America — or just one small town?Read More


    Sam Kellner's Tangled Hasidic Tale of Child Sex Abuse, Extortion and Faith

    By Paul Berger

    The story of Sam Kellner involves charges of child sex abuse, extortion and political shenanigans. The only thing more elusive than what actually happened is what it all means.Read More


    Hear Sam Kellner — In His Own Words

    By Paul Berger

    Is Sam Kellner a hero or a shakedown artist? Listen to his own voice captured in secretly recorded conversations — and decide for yourself.Read More





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