New York

  • Insurance Men Get Probation in $9M Met Council Scam

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Two employees of the insurance company that bilked a New York Jewish poverty charity in a $9 million fraud scheme were sentenced to probation on Friday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.Read More

    Does New York Jewish Federation Bear Some Blame for String of Charity Scandals?

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Scandal has hit four New York Jewish charities. And some are asking whether the local Jewish federation that helps fund them bears some responsibility.Read More

    Jury To Watch Videotaped Confession in Etan Patz Murder Trial

    By Natasja Sheriff

    The videotaped confession of a man accused of murdering Etan Patz was to be played for a jury on Tuesday during his trial in the disappearance of the 6-year-old boy in 1979 that sparked a national movement to find missing children.Read More

    10 Jewish Designers to Know at New York Fashion Week

    By Elyssa Goodman

    New York Fashion Week is upon us again. From Diane von Furstenberg to Yigal Azrouel, we round up the top Jewish designers for fashionistas to watch this season.Read More

    Sudden Collapse of FEGS Raises Disturbing Questions About Jewish Social Service System

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    FEGS was long known as one of the most stable and largest Jewish social service agencies. If it could go belly up so quickly, what groups could be in danger of failing next?Read More

    New York Woman Sues Kuwait Airlines Over Ban on Israeli Passengers

    By JTA

    An Israeli woman who has lived in the United States for the last 15 years was barred from boarding a Kuwait Airways flight in New York because of her Israeli citizenship.Read More

    Funerals Held 2 Hours Apart for Jewish Train Tragedy Victims

    By John A. Oswald

    Final farewells for two of the 6 victims of this week’s fiery New York commuter train accident will be held two hours apart this morning, including the mother of three who was behind the wheel of the SUV the train slammed into on Tuesday night.Read More

    Can Ex-Orthodox Be Sold on Modern Orthodoxy?

    By Kelsey Osgood

    Can those who left ultra-Orthodoxy be convinced to join Modern Orthodoxy instead of leaving the faith altogether? ‘Jew in the City’ blogger Allison Josephs wants to give it a try.Read More

    Jewish End-of-Life Activists Sue New York Over Law Barring Doctor-Aided Suicide

    By Reuters

    A group of doctors and patients, some terminally ill, on Wednesday asked a New York court to rule that doctor-assisted suicide is not against state law.Read More

    Staten Island Jewish Cemetery Head Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.9M

    By JTA

    The one-time acting president of a nonprofit Staten Island Jewish cemetery pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million.Read More

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