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  • Long Island Man Charged in 'Knockout' Attacks

    By JTA

    A suburban New York City man was arrested for allegedly assaulting seven men in so-called knockout game attacks.Read More

    Hasidic Businessman Held in Bolivia Returns to U.S.

    By JTA

    Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2010, is back in the United States.Read More

    Brooklyn Jews Worry Over Wave of 'Knockout' Attacks

    By Julie Wiener

    A wave of so-called ‘knockout game’ attacks has unnerved Jews in Brooklyn, especially in racially divided Crown Heights. Is the threat real, or hype?Read More

    Is 'Knockout' Urban Game a Threat to Jews — Or Random Acts of Violence?

    By Reuters

    Police throughout the United States are investigating whether a rash of teen attacks on strangers, many of them Jewish, is a crime trend known as the “knockout game” or a series of random acts of violence.Read More

    Richard Joel Knew About Yeshiva Sex Abuse Allegations, Documents Show

    By Paul Berger

    EXCLUSIVE: Y.U. has said that President Richard Joel isn’t to blame in the ongoing sex abuse scandal. But the Forward has learned he knew about the allegations — and failed to act.Read More

    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

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