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  • 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


    Remembering the Rebbe, 20 Years Later

    By Julie Wiener

    It has been two decades (and one day) since the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the rebbe whose influence was felt far beyond the Lubavitcher community he led.Read More


    Wiretapped Yiddish Small Talk Could Derail Wideranging N.Y. Corruption Trial

    By Forward Staff

    A sprawling New York state corruption trial could be seriously delayed or even derailed by some 300 recordings of a Hasidic wheeler-dealer chatting in Yiddish.Read More


    Why Would Yeshivas Reject Pre-K Program Designed for Them?

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio created the largest free universal pre-K program in the country with Orthodox yeshivas in mind. So why are they poised to opt out of it?Read More


    New York Company Forced Workers To 'Thank God' for Jobs: Suit

    By Reuters

    A New York customer service provider allegedly forced employees to pray, thank God for their jobs and say “I love you” to managers and colleagues at work —  and fired those who protested.Read More


    Jewish Stripper Fleeces Wealthy Men in $200K Date-Rape Drug Scam

    By Reuters

    Four New York City strippers and a club manager have been arrested in an alleged plot to drug wealthy men and run up false charges on their credit cards, officials said on Wednesday.Read More





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