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  • Eric Goldstein, Wall Street Lawyer, Introduced as New York Federation Chief

    By Nathan Guttman

    Eric Goldstein has been named the new head of New York’s Jewish federation. The Wall Street lawyer has long been active in the community, but has no non-profit management experience.Read More

    Why Caleb Jacoby's Disappearance Is Our Business

    By Adena Cohen-Bearak

    Jeff Jacoby asked for our help when his son went missing, and got it. The columnist should explain why the teen ran away, so it can be a teachable moment for all of us.Read More

    Feds Crack Notorious 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport Spurred by Jewish Bookie

    By Reuters

    Five men believed to be mobsters were taken into custody on Thursday on charges of murder and other crimes linked to an infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport.Read More

    Where's Menachem Stark's Missing $1.7M?

    By Forward Staff

    Police are reportedly investigating what happened to $1.7 million that vanished from a business account tied to slain Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark.Read More

    New York State Says Relief Resources Doesn't Help Anyone. It Does.

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Robert Lewis

    New York State says Relief Resources, an Orthodox mental health agency, is a do-nothing, corrupt charity. A joint Forward/WNYC investigation refutes the charges.Read More

    Why Women Can — And Must — Lay Tefillin

    By Will Friedman

    Two Modern Orthodox high schools in New York allow female students to lay tefillin. Will Friedman says women today aren’t just allowed to do this — they are obligated.Read More

    Eric Goldstein Named New York Federation Head, Sources Say

    By Nathan Guttman

    Eric Goldstein, a financial litigation lawyer, has been chosen to head the UJA-Federation of New York, the nation’s largest Jewish federation.Read More

    Jeff Jacoby Breaks Silence on Teenage Son Caleb Jacoby's Disappearance

    By Anne Cohen

    Jeff Jacoby, the Jewish Boston Globe columnist whose 16-year-old son Caleb went missing for four days in early January, has finally broken his silence.Read More

    New York City Drops RIghts Suit Over Hasidic Dress Code Stores

    By JTA

    New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers.Read More

    My Fight To Lay Tefillin At an Orthodox School

    By Eliana Fishman

    When Eliana Fishman fought for her right to lay tefillin at an Orthodox high school, she was branded a lesbian, radical, and crazed feminist. She says she was only connecting to God.Read More

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