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  • Nigerian Buka Gets Authentic (Jewish) Touch

    By Lisa Amand

    Nat Goldberg grew up shuttling to Africa, so co-owning a Nigerian cafe isn’t as big a jump as it sounds. The cuisine at Buka is authentic — just don’t call it ‘fusion.’Read More


    Meet the Jewish Teen Who Helped Carry Out Kosher Chicken E Coli Study

    By JTA

    For several months during the spring of his 10th grade year, Jack Millman had an unusual Saturday ritual: He and his mother would ride around metropolitan New York and buy up vast quantities of raw chicken.Read More


    How We Cover Sammy Cohen-Eckstein's Death

    By Jane Eisner

    Sammy Cohen-Eckstein was a compelling figure who died tragically young. We strive to bring his story to the Jewish world — even if it conflicts with a family’s privacy.Read More


    William Rapfogel's Empire at Met Council Extends Deep Into Real Estate

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Willie Rapfogel’s sprawling Met Council empire survived his dramatic downfall. The charity remains deeply involved in real estate development — and tied to political power brokers.Read More


    Gabby Giffords Eyes Curbs at N.Y. Gun Show

    By Reuters

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in New York on Sunday to tour her first gun show since being shot in the head to review new measures that require background checks for buyers.Read More


    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


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