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  • Yeshiva Basketball Star Rebecca Yoshor Goes to Head of the Glass

    By Hillel Kuttler

    Yeshiva U. basketball star Rebecca Yoshor is leading the entire nation in rebounding. Her father says she honed her skills playing against her brothers in their driveway.Read More

    Suspected Frum Con Man Targets Orthodox With Elaborate Tales of Woe

    By Frimet Goldberger

    A suspected con artist is using his knowledge of Orthodox customs to rip off unspecting victims with heart-rending tales of woe. But is he really frum himself or just a clever imitator?Read More

    'Kosher' Chicken Sold on 'Holy' Lower East Side Was Really Treyf

    By Eddy Portnoy

    A Brooklyn woman journeyed all the way to the Lower East Side to buy a kosher chicken. Imagine her shock when she discovered it was really treyf.Read More

    3 Couples Wed at Empire State Building on Valentine's Day

    By Reuters

    Love was in the air atop the Empire State Building as three couples exchanged vows on Valentine’s Day, the only day weddings are permitted at the iconic New York City skyscraper.Read More

    Etan Patz Murder Case Plagued by New Questions

    By Forward Staff

    Manhattan prosecutors are reportedly worried about the weakness of their case against the South Jersey man accused of the notorious 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz in SoHo.Read More

    'Jewiest Dog' Falls Short at Westminster Show

    By Michael Kaplan

    The ‘Jewiest dog in show’ returned to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — but fell short in the prestigious competition.Read More

    Head of Staten Island's United Hebrew Cemetery Charged With $2M Theft

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The president of a Staten Island Jewish cemetery is accused of embezzling $2 million — less than a year after his predecessor’s wife admitted to stealing over $1 million.Read More

    Rabbis Join Protest Against Uganda Anti-Gay Laws

    By JTA

    Human rights activists were unsuccessful in their attempt to deliver a letter to the Ugandan embassy in Washington signed by more than 400 rabbis protesting that country’s anti-homosexuality policy.Read More

    Ultra-Orthodox Internet Company Meshimir Blocks WhatsApp Messaging

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    An ultra-Orthodox web-filtering company will begin blocking photos and videos sent via the WhatsApp system starting today. Some rabbis have denounced the service as a danger to Jewish life.Read More

    Why Woody Allen's Thing for Younger Women Doesn't Make Him a Pedophile

    By Jay MIchaelson

    Woody Allen has dated (and married) much younger women. That doesn’t make him a pedophile — and gay activist Jay Michaelson explains why it’s such a dangerous leap.Read More

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