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  • Eli Wallach, Versatile Hollywood Star, Dies at 98

    By Bill Trott

    Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported.Read More


    Syracuse Jews Stunned by Doctor's Arrest in Wife's Murder

    By Rachel X. Landes

    Robert Neulander is a mainstay of the Syracuse Jewish community. Leaders are stunned that the prominent obstetrician has been charged with murdering his wife.Read More


    Orthodox 'Chained Wife' Launches Social Media Battle for 'Get' Religious Divorce

    By JTA

    An Orthodox Jewish woman in New York has launched a campaign on social media to force her husband to give her a religious divorce.Read More


    Prominent Syracuse Doctor Robert Neulander Charged in 2012 Murder of Wife

    By JTA

    A prominent physician active in the Syracuse, N.Y., Jewish community was indicted for the September 2012 murder of his wife.Read More


    When Fanny Brice Made the Follies

    By Chana Pollack

    The story of how Jewish lower East Sider Fanny Brice (originally Fania Borach) beat out French singer Mistinguett to win a prime part in the Ziegfeld follies.Read More


    New York's Andrew Cuomo Faces Unexpected Opposition From Ultra-Orthodox

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    As New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo steams toward what’s expected to be an easy re-election this fall, he may face opposition from an unexpected corner.Read More


    Rabbi Rejects Apology From Bleach-Tossing Attacker

    By JTA

    A rabbi who advocates against child sex abusers refused to accept an apology from a Hasidic man, the son of an accused abuser, who threw bleach in the rabbis’s face.Read More


    Who Says Hasidim Have 'Dead Eyes'?

    By Shulem Deen

    Why are Hasidim expected to greet every gawking tourist with a smile? Shulem Deen slams a psychologist who describes them as ‘dead-eyed’ and ‘creepy.’Read More


    Yiddish Chit-Chat Tapes Force Mistrial in Sprawling New York Corruption Case

    By Joseph Ax

    A U.S. judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case against a New York state senator accused of trying to buy his way onto the Republican ticket in the 2013 New York City mayoral race, lawyers in the case said.Read More


    Staging Holocaust Stories Proves Therapeutic for Witness Theater

    By Stav Ziv

    As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, Witness Theater offers a new approach to preserving their stories — matching them with teens to dramatize their lives.Read More





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