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  • 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


    Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Boy Samuel Cohen-Eckstein Killed in Tragic Accident

    By Maya Shwayder

    Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was planning to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah next month. Instead, a funeral was set today for the Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van.Read More


    When Will Y.U. Learn?

    EDITORIAL: Yeshiva U. has vowed zero tolerance of abuse. Hiring a teacher convicted of sexual misconduct shows just how far it is from living up to its promises.Read More


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