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  • Menachem Stark Painted by Orthodox Media as Saint — Not Slumlord

    By Talia Lavin

    While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Menachem Stark’s relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take — celebrating his many virtues.Read More

    Menachem Stark's Suspected Killer Caught in Breakthrough Video

    By Forward Staff

    A new surveillance video offers the first look at a possible suspect in the murder of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark.Read More

    Who Was Menachem Stark — and Why Was He Murdered?

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Who exactly was Menachem Stark — and why did he die so violent a death so far outside the Hasidic community where he lived his entire life?Read More

    Menachem Stark Murder Reward Raised to $72K

    By Forward Staff

    The reward for information in the murder of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark has been raised to $72,000, with his family contributing $50,000.Read More

    Few Strong Leads in Menachem Stark Murder Probe

    By Forward Staff

    Police admit they have no suspects and few strong leads in the investigation into the shocking kidnap and murder of Hasidic real estate developer Menachem Stark.Read More

    Losing in the 'Knockout' Game

    By Eli Reiter

    The so-called ‘knockout’ game has already struck unsuspecting Jews in New York and elsewhere. Eli Reiter feels himself experiencing a uniquely Jewish kind of fear.Read More

    Menachem Stark Died When Kidnappers Sat on His Chest, Police Believe

    By Forward Staff

    Hasidic developer Menachem Stark reportedly died from “compression asphyxiation,” likely caused when his attackers sat on him after kidnapping him in a van, several sources reported.Read More

    Judging Menachem Stark's Jewish Life — Not Just His Death

    By Jay Michaelson

    Menachem Stark’s community wants him to be recalled as a Jew in death. Wasn’t he also a Jew when he bounced checks and rented out apartments unfit for animals, Jay Michaelson asks.Read More

    New York Post Faces Boycott Threat Over Menachem Stark Front Page

    By JTA

    The New York Post is under fire for a cover story about the murder of Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark.Read More

    Menachem Stark Was Good Man Who Didn't Deserve To Die — Or Be Smeared

    By Alexander Buxbaum

    Menachem Stark was a good father and a generous man, his brother-in-law writes. The Hasidic developer didn’t deserve to be brutally murdered — or smeared when he cannot respond.Read More

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