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  • Shalom Lamm Says 'Faith in America Is Shaken' After Bloomingburg Vote Debacle

    By Michael Kaplan

    Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm has spoken out after his right to vote in a New York village was challenged along with more than 100 others — leaving the result up in the air.Read More


    Search Continues for Peretz Sontag, Orthodox Father of 7

    By JTA

    A father of seven from New York’s Rockland County is missing after making suicidal comments.Read More


    Bloomingburg Mayor Mark Berentsen Who Backs Development Trails by 81-25 Vote

    By Forward Staff

    The mayor of a tiny upstate New York village who supports a massive development aimed at Hasidic Jews trails far behind a challenger — although many ballots were challenged and have yet to be counted.Read More


    Bloomingburg Votes Today Amid Hasidic Development Feud

    By Michael Kaplan

    Residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg will head to the polls today for a highly publicized election that could determine the future of the one-stoplight village.Read More


    New York Teens Bring Taste of Purim to Holocaust Survivors

    By Forward Staff

    Sixth-grader Marlowe Dalton celebrated Purim this weekend by delivering holiday gift packages to elderly Holocaust survivors.Read More


    Jewish Seniors Scramble as Brooklyn Old Age Home Shuts — Condos to Come?

    By Hody Nemes

    A Brooklyn senior citizen’s residence is shuttering. The Hasidic landlord’s decision to evict will force 100 mostly Jewish residents to find somewhere else to live — within weeks.Read More


    Bagel-Starved Bay Area Imports 'Em From New York — a Day Old

    By Meesha Halm

    Big Apple transplants have long bemoaned the paucity of good bagels in the Bay Area. But no one expected a two hour-long line to buy day-old bagels from Manhattan.Read More


    Menachem Stark Wins $18K Raffle After Death

    By Julie Wiener

    Menachem Stark, the Hasidic Brooklyn landlord and father of seven who was abducted and murdered in January, was the winner of an $18,000 raffle drawn Wednesday night, according to the Jewish Political Updates website.Read More


    New Yorker Sues Munich Collector for Return of Nazi-Looted Art

    By JTA

    A New York man has gone to court for the return of several Nazi-looted artworks from the controversial collection of Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.Read More


    FBI Raids Controversial Orthodox Developer’s Properties in Upstate N.Y.

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    FBI agents have descended on properties owned by Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm in the upstate N.Y. town of Bloomingburg, the site of a Hasidic development fight.Read More





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