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  • Yeshiva U.'s Credit Rating Downgraded by Moody's as $380M Sex Abuse Suit Looms

    By Paul Berger

    Yeshiva U.’s credit rating was slashed by a major agency for the third time in two years. Analysts called the $380 million sex abuse lawsuit a ‘significant fiscal’ issue.Read More


    Bar Mitzvah Boy Sammy Cohen-Eckstein Mourned by Hundreds at Brooklyn Funeral

    By Maya Shwayder

    Sammy Cohen-Eckstein’s heartbroken sister recalled a letter he sent her from camp — as an overflow crowd packed a funeral for the Brooklyn boy killed by a van.Read More


    Orthodox Rabbis Busted in Plot To Force Husbands To Give Religious 'Get' Divorces

    By JTA

    Two Orthodox rabbis and two others were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating men in order to force them to grant their wives religious Jewish divorces.Read More


    Janet Yellen's Brooklyn Childhood Friends Remember When

    By Reuters

    To many who knew Janet Yellen growing up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn, her nomination to lead the Federal Reserve came as no surprise. She was always the smartest kid on the block.Read More


    Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Boy Samuel Cohen-Eckstein Killed in Tragic Accident

    By Maya Shwayder

    Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was planning to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah next month. Instead, a funeral was set today for the Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van.Read More


    When Will Y.U. Learn?

    EDITORIAL: Yeshiva U. has vowed zero tolerance of abuse. Hiring a teacher convicted of sexual misconduct shows just how far it is from living up to its promises.Read More


    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid Tells Charlie Rose Jews Are Safer in New York

    By JTA

    It is safer to be a Jew in New York than in Israel, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid told an audience in New York.Read More


    Kosher Chicken Less Safe to Eat, Study Finds

    By JTA

    Despite widespread consumer perception that kosher food is healthier and cleaner, kosher chicken might be less safe to consume than conventional poultry, a new study found.Read More


    Bill De Blasio Slammed Over Condolence Message for 'Racist' Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

    By Maya Schwayder

    New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was dragged into a tabloid fight over the legacy of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef after the liberal Democrat expressed his sympathies for the death of the Israeli Sephardic leader.Read More





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