New York


  • 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


    Coney Island's Sea Gate Still Defenseless After Sandy — By Its Own Choice

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Brooklyn’s Sea Gate community is more vulnerable to Sandy-style devastation than ever. So why did the neighborhood turn down a chance to protect itself?Read More


    A Year After Sandy, Brighton Beach Struggles To Get Back on Feet

    By Lisa Amand

    Hurricane Sandy teamed up with a wobbly economy to devastate Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Even a year later, the Jewish neighborhood is struggling to get back on its feet.Read More


    Madoff Employees Were 'Puppets' of Enigmatic Employer, Lawyers Say

    By Reuters

    Lawyers for five former employees of Bernard Madoff said on Thursday their clients were mere puppets under the spell of what one called an enigmatic “broker-dealer rockstar” and “pathological liar.”Read More


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