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  • Semon Domnitser Gets 8 Years for $57M Holocaust Claims Conference Fraud

    By JTA

    Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison.Read More

    Tall (Reform) Rabbi in Sea of Black Hats

    By Eliyahu Federman

    If the Reform president and Chabad can connect as one people, who knows: Maybe there’s hope for other denominations of Judaism to bridge their differences.Read More

    The (Chabad) Rebbe's Army

    By Ben Harris

    At a time of angst over the falloff in Jewish affiliation, the number of Chabad emissaries continues to swell. There are currently more than 4,500 around the world.Read More

    Richard Joel’s Term at Y.U. Is a Study in Promise and Turmoil

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Ten years ago, Richard Joel took the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution. Now Y.U. is struggling financially and otherwise, and Joel is in the middle of it.Read More

    Inspirational Israeli Soldier Aharon Karov Runs in New York City Marathon

    By Peter Hellman

    After Aharon Karov was severely wounded in Gaza, no one thought he would make it. Now, the inspirational Israeli soldier is running the New York City Marathon.Read More

    Samuel Cohen-Eckstein's Family Pleads With Council for Action on Traffic Laws

    By Anne Cohen

    The family of Sammy Cohen-Eckstein made an emotional plea for stricter anti-speeding laws. The Brooklyn bar mitzvah boy was killed crossing a street next to Prospect Park.Read More

    Kosher Chicken, E Coli and the Horace Mann Kid

    By Rita Rubin

    Does kosher chicken have higher levels of e coli bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics? Scientists are puzzled at the findings of a Jewish student at Horace Mann School.Read More

    Stop-and-Frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin Rebuked as Appeals Court Reverses Case

    By Reuters

    A federal appeals court put on hold court-ordered reforms to the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk program and ordered the case assigned to a different judge, saying the trial judge “ran afoul” of the judicial code of conduct.Read More

    Beverly Hills Rabbi Busted on Child Sex Charge

    By JTA

    A rabbi was arrested at the Jewish youth center where he works in Beverly Hills, Calif., on child sex abuse charges from New York.Read More

    New York Jewish Deliveryman Wins $900K in Anti-Semitic Abuse Suit

    By JTA

    A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded a $900,000 jury verdict for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.Read More

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