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  • Yeshiva University's Fiscal Crisis Deepens With No End in Sight

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Yeshiva U. has been facing a fiscal crisis for some time. Financial data obtained by the Forward indicates that it’s getting worse — and cuts are hitting students and faculty hard.Read More

    Ariela Dubler Named Head of Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    By Michael Kaplan

    Columbia law professor Ariela Dubler has been appointed as the new head of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School.Read More

    Michael Bloomberg Hails Urban 'Golden Age' in Swan Song Speech

    By Reuters

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his final major policy speech before leaving office at year’s end, on Wednesday warned that a budding U.S. urban revival is threatened by mushrooming public pension and health-care costs.Read More

    Long Island Man Charged in 'Knockout' Attacks

    By JTA

    A suburban New York City man was arrested for allegedly assaulting seven men in so-called knockout game attacks.Read More

    Hasidic Businessman Held in Bolivia Returns to U.S.

    By JTA

    Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2010, is back in the United States.Read More

    Brooklyn Jews Worry Over Wave of 'Knockout' Attacks

    By Julie Wiener

    A wave of so-called ‘knockout game’ attacks has unnerved Jews in Brooklyn, especially in racially divided Crown Heights. Is the threat real, or hype?Read More

    Is 'Knockout' Urban Game a Threat to Jews — Or Random Acts of Violence?

    By Reuters

    Police throughout the United States are investigating whether a rash of teen attacks on strangers, many of them Jewish, is a crime trend known as the “knockout game” or a series of random acts of violence.Read More

    Richard Joel Knew About Yeshiva Sex Abuse Allegations, Documents Show

    By Paul Berger

    EXCLUSIVE: Y.U. has said that President Richard Joel isn’t to blame in the ongoing sex abuse scandal. But the Forward has learned he knew about the allegations — and failed to act.Read More

    Brooklyn Man Charged With Beating Jew — New 'Knock Out' Attack?

    By Forward Staff

    A Brooklyn man was reportedly charged with a hate crime after he beat an Orthodox Jewish man in what police say may be the latest example of a spreading urban game known as ‘knock out.’Read More

    For New Jersey 'Monuments Man' Nazi Art Hunter, Munich Trove Brings It All Back

    By Reuters

    When news of a hidden trove of Nazi-looted art in Munich came to light this month, an 87-year-old man in a quiet retirement community in New Jersey straightened a copy of a Rembrandt self-portrait hanging on his wall, completely unsurprised.Read More

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