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  • Modern Orthodox High School in New York Allows Girls to Wear Tefillin

    By Anne Cohen

    SAR High School, a Modern Orthodox institution in Riverdale, New York, has allowed girls to wrap tefillin — a ritual that is gaining acceptance for women.Read More


    UN Chief Attends Shoah Event at New York Synagogue

    By JTA

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited a New York City synagogue to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust in advance of International Holocaust memorial day.Read More


    How Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Rescued My American Dream

    By Anna Goldenberg

    For one young Austrian woman moving to New York, watching ‘Girls’ helped her accept that life in New York didn’t quite resemble the romantic comedies she grew up with.Read More


    Was Menachem Stark Killed Over 'Small' $20K Debt to Contractor?

    By Forward Staff

    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.Read More


    Developer Shalom Lamm Sues New York Village Over Rejection of Hasidic School

    By Michael Kaplan

    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.Read More


    Menachem Stark Kidnap Van Found — Will Phone Lead to Killers?

    By Forward Staff

    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.Read More


    Caleb Jacoby, Son of Jewish Boston Globe Columnist, Ran Away From Home, Police Say

    By Forward Staff

    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.Read More


    Bernie Sanders, Lone Socialist in Congress, Pushes 'Jewish' Battle Against Inequality

    By Ron Kampeas

    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.Read More


    Bill De Blasio Vows To Catch Menachem Stark's Killer

    By JTA

    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.Read More


    Cell Phone Strapped To Bottom of Menachem Stark's Car Give Police New Lead

    By Forward Staff

    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.Read More


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