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  • The 'Draft Dodgers' in Our Midst

    EDITORIAL: Ultra-Orthodox protests against Israel’s draft have brought the issue to our doorstep. Why shouldn’t we stand against all those who undermine the Jewish state’s security?Read More


    Brothers Avrohom and Moshe Goldstein Plead Guilty in 'Get' Extort Scheme

    By Reuters

    Two Brooklyn brothers have admitted participating in a violent ring with rabbis that threatened Jewish husbands to agree to grant their wives a religious divorce, and they face possible lengthy prison terms, prosecutors said on Tuesday.Read More


    Jews Urged To Keep Israel Debate Polite

    By JTA

    Jewish leaders in New York issued a statement saying the debate on Israel in the Jewish community must be conducted with respect.Read More


    'Hockey Maven' Stan Fischler Has Love Affair With Sport — and Israel

    By Hillel Kuttler

    Stan Fischler fell in love with hockey as a kid in Brooklyn. The sportscaster dubbed ‘the Hockey Maven’ has a love affair with Israel too.Read More


    IN PHOTOS: Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Draft Bill in New York

    By Shulamit Seidler-Feller

    Some 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews descended on Manhattan for a ‘Great Prayer Assembly,’ where they protested the Israeli draft bill ahead of a Knesset vote.Read More


    1,000 Gather in Times Square for Aliyah Fest

    By JTA

    More than 1,000 Jews gathered in Times Square to learn about aliyah, or moving to Israel.Read More


    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Draft Bill in New York

    By Chemi Shalev

    Some 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews descended on Manhattan for a ‘Great Prayer Assembly,’ where they protested the ‘evil’ Israeli draft bill ahead of a Knesset vote.Read More


    No Conclusive Evidence on Circumcision Rite and Herpes

    By Daniel Berman, Brenda Breuer and Awi Federgruen

    The Forward suggests the metzitzah b’peh circumcision rite should be curtailed because it may lead to herpes. It is misguided in its medical and policy claims.Read More


    Gary Shteyngart's Schechter School Tale of Woe

    By Julie Wiener

    If no ink is bad, then Gary Shteyngart may be one of the best things to happen to the Conservative movement’s Schechter Day School Network.Read More


    New York Trainer Pleads Guilty To Violent Jewish 'Get' Scheme

    By JTA

    A New York personal trainer pleaded guilty to being part of a New Jersey ring that used violence to coerce Jewish husbands to agree to grant their wives religious divorces.Read More





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