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  • 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

    Jewish Leaders Push 'One People' Agenda for New York as De Blasio Era Dawns

    By Hody Nemes

    Jewish leaders gathered last night in lower Manhattan to push their vision for a more just New York City as newly elected Bill De Blasio prepares to take office.Read More

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