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  • Troubled Trial of Sam Kellner Is Delayed — Claimed His Son Was Abused

    By Paul Berger

    The troubled bribery and extortion trial of a Brooklyn man who says his son was a victim of child abuse has been delayed — again.Read More


    Orthodox Population Grows Faster Than First Figures in Pew #JewishAmerica Study

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The Orthodox population is growing much faster than initial reports from the Pew study suggested. New figures reveal more than a quarter of Jews under age 18 live in Orthodox homes.Read More


    AJC Demands Probe of Anti-Semitism in Upstate New York Pine Bush Schools

    By Maya Shwayder

    The American Jewish Committee issued a statement calling on the New York State Department of Education to fully investigate all incidents of anti-Semitism in New York public schools, especially the Pine Bush system in upstate New York.Read More


    New York Prosecutor Vows To Press Probe of Anti-Semitism in Pine Bush Schools

    By Forward Staff

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to press on with a full state and federal response to the allegations of bullying and pervasive harassment of Jewish students in an upstate New York school district.Read More


    Dmitry Salita, Orthodox Fighter, Returns to Ring for One Last Shot at Title

    By Raphael Gellar

    Dmitry ‘Star of David’ Salita has missed out on several big fights lately. The Orthodox fighter has one last shot at the big time tonight.Read More


    Stop-and-Frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin Asks To Return to Case

    By Reuters

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday asked an appeals court to reinstate her to a closely watched case regarding the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” tactic, saying she was unfairly removed from it a week ago.Read More


    Supreme Court Split on 'Jewish' Town Prayer Case

    By Reuters

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared deeply conflicted over what kind of public prayers should be acceptable at a town meeting as the justices confronted the delicate constitutional issue of church-and-state separation.Read More


    Did Bill De Blasio Win by 'Meh' Margin With Jews?

    By Daniel Treiman

    Bill De Blasio was elected New York City’s mayor by a landslide. He appears to have won the Jewish vote, too, but with what some might call a ‘meh’ margin.Read More


    Charles Hynes Crushed by Kenneth Thompson in Brooklyn District Attorney Race

    By Forward Staff

    Longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes lost his longshot reelection bid by a crushing 2-1 margin to Democrat Kenneth Thompson.Read More


    Ruth Messinger and Marilyn Sneiderman Are Odd Couple of Jewish Social Justice

    By Sarah Seltzer

    Ruth Messinger of AJWS and Marilyn Sneiderman of Avodah are friends, leaders — and roommates. Their apartment is a nexus of feminist Jewish social justice power.Read More





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